Brain-Dead Religion

It is extremely common to read textbooks or magazine articles which state that the brain is responsible for consciousness and cognition. This is nothing more than religious rubbish posing as science. Neurobiology is to psychology what astrology is to astronomy.

Since the late 19th century, nerve cells have been blindly believed to be the keepers of cognition, following the delusional sermons of Spanish neurologist Santiago Ramón y Cajal. Instead, neurons are little more than the conduits for glial communication.

A wealth of data have definitively demonstrated that glia cells exhibit the physical correlate of mental activity. Neuro-religious fanatics have ignored this treasure trove, and so continue to fabricate scenarios that pin cognition on the gaps between neurons, where chemical exchanges occur.*

The larger issue is an unfounded faith in materialism: the supposition that matter is fundamental. That matter is composed of energy is a well-established fact. Einstein’s 1907 declaration of matter-energy equivalence has been repeatedly shown, most spectacularly by atomic bombs. To be clear: matter is made of energy, but not vice-versa. The relationship is asymmetrical.

Energy is itself nothing more than a concept – a way to refer to the immaterial forces which act upon matter. As energy is the composer of matter, and the force which keeps Nature into motion, it should be clear that reality is ultimately immaterial, and so beyond empirical ascertainment.

For so-called scientists to traipse back into the realm of natural philosophy and get the big picture wrong invalidates their credibility. No one should believe these buffoons who preach neurobiology or materialism; or, at least, not anyone sincerely interested in rational science.

Consider for a moment that any organic entity which must make decisions – such as cells and the proteins within them – must necessarily have consciousness, which is the platform for awareness, and thereby the basis for intelligence. Neurobiologists cannot explain how anything lacking a brain, such as plants, can be intelligent; hence, neurobiology must be wrong in its basic premise.

The illusory nature of phenomena is beyond the scope of this blog entry. Spokes of the Wheel presents a comprehensive account of Nature and its source.

The small point here is that neurologists have made a most sophistic error in confusing correlation with causality. That neural activity transpires simultaneously with mentation does not prove that nerves create cognition. The entanglement only demonstrates a correlation between physical actuality and a deeper, more intricate reality.

*Unraveling Reality provides an overview of the facts which prove this point. A fulsome explanation of the physiological human intelligence system is provided in Spokes 4: The Ecology of Humans.