More things in heaven and earth…

The biggest mystery left to science is the fact that you are reading this right now. Well actually, it’s that you’re “aware” that you’re reading this right now. Stop. Look around. Listen. Realize that you are alive, and conscious of being alive, and you have done something that most of the living creatures on this planet are incapable of doing.

You see, science can explain or at least believes it can explain a great many things… but consciousness has it stumped. We can describe the brain in ever-increasing detail. We have a pretty good idea about which parts of the brain control certain actions and even emotions.

But what about the so-called “mind/brain” distinction? It’s just as mysterious today as it was when philosopher Rene Descartes wrote, “I think, therefore I am” some four centuries ago.

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