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Duane Elgin
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I would like to recommend an essay that is highly relevant to the topic in this forum: “Consciousness: Why Materialism Fails” which was written by Larry Dossey, MD and published in May, 2015.  This essay is available on the Open Sciences website and below is the opening statement to his essay:   

 

The most urgent issue we humans face is how we conceive ourselves — whether as complex lumps of matter guided by the so-called blind, meaningless laws of nature, or as creatures who, although physical, are also imbued with something more: consciousness, mind, will, choice, purpose, direction, meaning and spirituality, that difficult-to-define quality that says we are connected with something that transcends our individual self and ego. Every decision we make is influenced by how we answer this great question: Who are we? There is growing awareness that the endless arguments between proponents of these two views are more than hairsplitting disagreements among experts, but they have real consequences for our future on earth, and perhaps whether we shall have a future.