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Am I More than My Brain? Neuroscience and Christian Faith

Date recorded: 24 May 2022 | Speaker: Alexander Fink | Event: ELF Workshop
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The human brain is one of the most complex objects in the known universe, and its incredible performance impacts every area of our lives. The question may arise: Am I nothing but my brain; am I more than my brain? Certainly, there are links between brain function and our personality. But does that show that we are purely material beings? Is consciousness only a function of the brain? Has neuroscience refuted the notion of free will and personal responsibility? Are religious faith and our concept of God just products of neuron function? What does the Bible teach about our brain and our soul? In this talk, we wrestle with these issues. These questions are not only scientifically interesting but have a deep impact on understanding our own identity as human beings.