Why Materialism Is Baloney
How true skeptics know there is no death and fathom answers to life, the universe, and everything
A hard-nosed, logical, and skeptic non-materialist metaphysics according to which the body is in mind, not mind in the body.
The present framing of the cultural debate in terms of materialism versus religion has allowed materialism to go unchallenged as the only rationally-viable metaphysics. This book seeks to change this. It uncovers the absurd implications of materialism and then, uniquely, presents a hard-nosed non-materialist metaphysics substantiated by skepticism, hard empirical evidence, and clear logical argumentation. It lays out a coherent framework upon which one can interpret and make sense of every natural phenomenon and physical law, as well as the modalities of human consciousness, without materialist assumptions. According to this framework, the brain is merely the image of a self-localization process of mind, analogously to how a whirlpool is the image of a self-localization process of water. The brain doesn’t generate mind in the same way that a whirlpool doesn’t generate water. It is the brain that is in mind, not mind in the brain. Physical death is merely a de-clenching of awareness. The book closes with a series of educated speculations regarding the afterlife, psychic phenomena, and other related subjects.
The Riddle of Human Existence
Critical essays on metaphysics, neuroscience, free will, skepticism and culture
Diving Into Mind to Uncover the Astonishing Hidden Tale of Nature
What bizarre phenomena can tell us about the nature of reality
An exploration of the meaning of life and existence informed by logic and science
On religious myth, truth and belief
What do angels think about? Is God a deceiver? And other interesting questions considered
The Infinite and the Law of Order
A Cognitive Theory of Spirituality
Dave S. Henley
What the dead are telling us about their world
Essays and Lectures