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God’s Cherubim vs. the modern theoretical physicist

Science is not a search for wisdom. Some scientists have even claimed that science does not even seek truth but only seeks the best models for explaining and predicting phenomena. So science ignores values—or “heart stuff.” Scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg came … Continue reading

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The Lord God and my wife are my two greatest heroes

The Lord tries to change me from within while my wife works from without. Together, they have wisely conspired to turn me into a prince. Both know what constitutes being a good person, here and in the hereafter. Theologically, I … Continue reading

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Stan’s suitcase

Stan had just finished packing his large suitcase. He was anxious to make a new beginning and find a better place to live. He was seeking true happiness. But as he closed the latches to his overstuffed suitcase, he remembered … Continue reading

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Is the glass half empty or half full? Don’t ask a scientist.

If a scientist were faced with such a question he or she would begin taking accurate measurements of the water in the glass. If these measurements determined that the water line was exactly in the middle of the glass and … Continue reading

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Turning the Thanksgiving Turkey into an Angel of God

Here is something to contemplate (ruminate over) as you digest your bellyful of turkey. Emanuel Swedenborg and George Gurdjieff viewed the human body, brain and mind as an apparatus for exchanging energies and substances between heaven and earth. In this … Continue reading

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Person-level experience, values and non-physical measurement

One of the biggest challenges neuroscientists face is constructing a comprehensive model of human cognition from a person-level framework. Science deals with quantitative measurement, but human consciousness is messy— it deals with subjective qualities and values. We humans are all … Continue reading

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Why is there no scientific model for consciousness?

Science cannot prove through their current methodology what human awareness is. Science cannot, therefore, develop a scientific model of consciousness. One major problem is that consciousness is subjective and personal and not available for objective, third-party scrutiny. Person-level frameworks and … Continue reading

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The illusion of progress

The gist of modern education and its version of human history seem to promote the idea that we are more advanced than our earlier ancestors. One only needs to point to the miracles of modern science and technology to provide … Continue reading

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Should the scientific theory of evolution include the spiritual transformation of the human species?

The answer is “yes.” However, science will not be able to come to this conclusion until it straddles the challenge of understanding consciousness itself. Since human consciousness is subjective and personal, it cannot be studied objectively. Yet, nothing is more … Continue reading

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There are terrible consequences for being a good person

I am not simply talking about the strange phenomena of bad behavior being rewarded over good people in our modern society, but the spiritual or “other-world” consequences of having a good conscience and living a life of goodness. Our good … Continue reading

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