Discuss church-state separation issues that are relevant in Ireland.
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FXR wrote:I hope it was published.
Not yet, but they often miss a day - perhaps on Monday. By the way I've started reading "Vicars of Christ" and I have to say that it's one of the deepest studies into Catholic history that I've ever come accross. According to De Rosa (is he anything to Proinsias?) he was thinking about this book for thirty years. It shows.
(Your mixing up de rossa which is Irish for Ross so he's no relation.)
When he gets to discussing abortion and the church's attitude to it he makes some excellent points. It's perhaps unfortunate he still has not come all the way out of the woods in as much as he keeps banging on about the love of an extinct apprentice carpenter.
Human communication is a very rickety rope bridge between minds. Its too narrow to allow but a few thoughts to cross at a time. Many are lost in the chasms of noise, suspicion, misinterpretation and shooting the message through dislike of the messenger.
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God save us from bloody journalists. That was a tedious read (I ended up scanning) and the title was not relevant. Although some people use the word soul to refer to individuality, most (and all religious people) use it to refer to that conciousness and personality that can survive without the body. This was not what the scientist was referring to.
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Research by scientist Gerald Edelman is advancing the understanding of the mechanisms of consciousness by applying Darwinian principles to the development of the brain and mind.
Such research is showing that consciousness emerges from biological processes and helps to dispel notions of a non-biological based soul.
Hey... wait a minute... I'm not talking about washing powder.
(Although, sure enough, such scientific finding are very unlikely to have any effect on the stance held by religious institutions.)