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Michael Egnor: Is There Evidence for a Soul?

From the perspective of a brain surgeon, is there evidence for a soul? Is there evidence for a spirit? Robert J. Marks discusses neuroscience, brain surgery, the soul, and the spirit with Dr. Michael Egnor.

Show Notes

  • 00:46 | Introducing Dr. Michael Egnor, Professor of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics at State University of New York, Stony Brook
  • 01:18 | Non-overlapping magisteria (NOMA)
  • 01:58 | Is there a soul?
  • 02:42 | The soul vs. the spirit
  • 04:24 | Wilder Penfield on the soul and the spirit
  • 04:47 | What is a dualist?
  • 06:47 | Open brain operations
  • 08:25 | Penfield’s first line of reasoning for dualism
  • 09:56 | Penfield’s second line of reasoning
  • 11:14 | Penfield’s third line of reasoning

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Michael Egnor: Is There Evidence for a Soul?