Giles Fraser: To be alive is to be more than physicalPosted: June 29, 2011
ONE of the things that drives me mad about the New Atheists is the way that they refuse to see humans as anything other than medium-sized portions of animated meat. In his new book, Aping Mankind (Acumen Publishing), the doctor and philosopher Raymond Tallis has a go at the reductionism that has become de rigueur in popular presentations of science. He argues particularly against the way in which consciousness is often assumed to be the same thing as brain activity. Human beings are so much more than their physicality.
Church Times. Issue 7736 – 24 June, 2011