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In his article Science/Religion, John Hick goes into detail to describe his viewpoints and claims against scientific naturalism. Scientific naturalism is the belief that there is only a physical existence, that there is no such reality beyond our physical realm, there is no such thing as the meta-physical, trans-physical, supra-physical or suprasensory reality that religions lead us to believe in. Hick goes on to argue that this is in no such way a scientific belief held by all scientists, and is more so a philosophical view held by a select few, similar to those who have a religious belief system. Hick clearly states his opinion, and is very concise and convincing. He provides very clear loopholes in the structure of the argument for scientific naturalism. I agree with the points that he makes, that not everything can be proven by science and that some things like for example the human mind cannot be simply explained in a scientific manner, because whatever happens to us happens when we are unconscious when there is no electro-chemical activity in the brain, and there is neutral activity in our skull. In other words we can put this as saying there is no pain in the brain, and what we see, hear and feel do not exist in our brain, but they do exist when we are in consciousness mode which we do not knowing what is really going on.
Scientific naturalism attempts to invalidate religion in a way of claiming that all reality is purely material, but that is not necessarily true because they found a place in the brain that they believe to cause religious experiences in the brain, we can try to stimulate that area and create religious experiences typically people feeling a presence, example would be when patient saw Christ in the strobe of the light, and another experienced God visiting her. In other words seeing religious figure depends on the patient’s background. When one part of the brain disconnects from the other part that is what causes us to think that we are a god or we have human powers which necessarily isn’t true in real life, everything happens when we are unconscious. So in other words using drugs can form us to see religious images which do not show that its necessarily true, because we are dreaming we are unconscious and do not know what is going on in the outside world. A blow in the head would make us see stars, which are not physically there, and various drugs can make us see images of religious figures such Christ. In a short conclusion there are many evidences of altered brain, which puts us into consciousness, and makes us see, feel things that are physically not there. What really happens to us is there is neutral activity going on in our brain, or one part of our brain gets disconnected from another, and it feels like we are in a different place such in heaven seeing Christ in the light, and thinking that we are in a different world, but in reality we are laying on a deathbed unconscious. Another examples would be as people get...

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