I maintain that the human mystery is incredibly demeaned by scientific reductionism, with its claim in promissory materialism to account eventually for all of the spiritual world in terms of patterns of neuronal activity. This belief must be classed as a superstition . . we have to recognize that we are spiritual beings with souls existing in a spiritual world as well as material beings with bodies and brains existing in a material world.
Sir John Eccles (1903-1997), Neurophysiologist, philosopher,
and winner of the 1963 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
“Sir John Eccles, the man who discovered everything basic that we know about the communication between neurons, was a great scientist. I had the honor of knowing him and studying under him, at least briefly, at the University of Chicago. He and I thought exactly alike. We did not think that the deterioration of certain elements of the brain in any way meant that a person did not still have a point of light, an eternal being. Did not still have a soul. Namaste.”
Stephen G. Post, Ph.D., author of Dignity For Deeply Forgetful People:
How Caregivers Can Meet The Challenges of Alzheimer’s Disease