Will neuroscience someday lead to God?

YES—if neuroscientists want to truly solve the mysteries of the human mind and its subjective intelligence. Explaining the human intellect in terms of brain lobes, sections and various synapses (connections) between neurons is not adequate for creating a comprehensive model that embraces the higher functions of rational and abstract thought including person-level experience.

Ironically, scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg accomplished this great feat a couple of centuries earlier. Unfortunately, Swedenborg has been brushed aside by the modern scientific and academic communities—even though there is extant evidence that he was the first researcher to formulate a neuron theory (brain cells).

The reason for this scientific snub is that his model of the human intellect led to higher spiritual functions and to the Creator. Swedenborg’s unique view of a multi-level structure in neuron physiology (distinct and sandwiched substrates) has only recently been suspected by today’s most forward-thinking neuroscientists. But Swedenborg went even further and provided a lawful model by which these deeper substrates could operate in a non-physical (spiritual) realm!

Few natural scientists are mentally prepared to deal with such a disclosure.

He claimed that the innermost structures of the neuron consisted of forms, which were invisible to optic investigation because they lawfully shed the geometrical constraints of physical action by adopting superior forms that transcended the spacetime arena.

This extraordinary model of human consciousness allowed for a hierarchy of mental functions to exist, like memory, imagination, reasoning and symbolic thought. Each function operated on its own distinct neural substrate and moved up a “ladder” from the physical (literal) to more abstract ideas based on more inclusive and noble principles of love. At the top of this ladder are God’s theological teachings concerning divine love.

If this topic interests you, I provide additional details in my award-winning book, Proving God.


About thegodguy

EDWARD F. SYLVIA, M.T.S. Philosopher/Theologian Edward F. Sylvia attended the School of Visual Arts in New York and received his Master of Theological Studies at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA and a Certificate of Swedenborgian Studies from the Swedenborgian House of Studies. He is a member of the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences (C.T.N.S.) and the Swedenborg Scientific Association (S.S.A.). Award-winning author of "Sermon From the Compost Pile: Seven Steps Toward Creating An Inner Garden" and "Proving God," which fulfills a continuing vision that God’s fingerprints of love can be found everywhere in the manifest universe. His most recent book, "Swedenborg & Gurdjieff: The Missing Links" is an edgy collection of anti-intuitive essays for personal transformation that challenges and inspires. He has been a student of the ideas of both Emanuel Swedenborg and George I. Gurdjieff for over thirty years. Read more about TheGodGuy, his books and his ideas at http://www.staircasepress.com
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2 Responses to Will neuroscience someday lead to God?

  1. Forrest Dristy says:

    I’m sure you will be interested in the recent book “Proof of Heaven” by a noted neurosurgeon
    named Eben Alexander. If you have already read it, I would appreciate knowing your impression
    of it.

    • thegodguy says:

      Dear Forrest,

      I have not read the book but am aware of it. However, I believe Swedenborg’s ideas on this topic are superior even to those of today’s neuroscientists. I am currently busy working on several new book directions but if you have some specific questions I might be able to help.

      Spiritually yours,

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