Dr. David Eagleman, author of ‘Incognito: the secret lives of the brain’ did an interview on Fresh Air / NPR the other day:
Nothing earth-shattering here, but I like the point of view he takes concerning the brain, how it affects how each of us perceive reality–how that, in essence, makes us very different from one another–which is why not everyone should be treated as equals in, say, a court of law. I’m interested to see how this line of research progresses, particularly in the ability to treat and cure people’s mental states based on whatever illness they are suffering that is causing them to lose their human rationality or ‘moral fabric’ of society.
Dr. Eagleman also talks about his ‘possibilian’ religious views, which to me constitute a goofy, albeit positive take on agnosticism. Anyway, I would like to read the book.