Five Ways Your Brain Is Different From Your Mind And Why That Matters

Cold-case detective J. Warner Wallace gets excited when he talks about the essential connection between human consciousness and the necessary existence of God.

This is a huge problem for atheists because, as Wallace points out, brains and minds aren’t the same thing.

“Is that all we are, material bodies, material beings.” Wallace asks. “The problem is, if atheism is true, we all have brains, but do we really have minds?

“We seem to experience minds, but it’s a problem for atheism and here’s why:  By the way, it’s called ‘the problem of mind,’ or sometimes ‘the mind-body problem.

“And the reason it’s called that is how do you get a mind if all you have is a material universe but the mind is not material. In other words, in a universe that’s just made up of space, time and matter, you can get a brain but can you get a mind from a material universe, that’s the trick.”

Think about what happens if you hear something at night in your house or apartment that sounds like a burglar. Your thoughts in your mind about that burglar aren’t identical to the burglar himself, but both exist.

“There’s a difference between my thoughts about the burglar and the burglar himself,” Wallace explains. “Between the mental entity and the physical entity. Think about this — my thoughts about the burglar are actually dependent upon the burglar. Why? Because my thoughts are about him.”

Wallace has more, much more, on this topic and it just might fascinate you while giving you some serious reasons to think about the possibility you carry around in your head the most exquisite evidence for God. Here’s the video:

 

Author: Mark Tapscott

Follower of Christ, devoted husband of Claudia, doting father and grandfather, conservative lover of liberty, journalist and First Amendment fanatic, former Hill and Reagan aide, vintage Formula Ford racer, Okie by birth/Texan by blood/proud of both, resident of Maryland.