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Closer to Truth

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Fri Oct 4th, 1:30pm

Metaphysics seeks insights into fundamental features of existence: It does not depend on human emotions or personal testimonies. When metaphysics focuses on God, what happens?

Perhaps we cannot know the reason for the universe, if there is any. But is it even possible for the universe to have a reason? If yes, how would natural regularities and rules compare with some kind of goal or God?

What if God were a 'person'? A person has sense, knowledge, will, intent, feelings. A person can be compassionate, sympathetic, empathetic. What's the difference if God were not a 'person'?

Stress triggers sickness, shortens life. Tranquility promotes wellness, lengthens life. How we think affects how we feel. Psychosomatic medicine is modern medicine. But what works, and what doesn't? What's science, and what's not?

Consciousness is what mental activity feels like inside-the private inner experience of sensation, thought and emotion. Consciousness is like nothing else.

To most physicists, mindless laws generated the universe. A few believe that a supreme being is the creator. But don't the discoveries of cosmology eliminate the need for supernatural causes?

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