Sunday, June 05, 2011
[We just aren't aware of it, but this is what we really are.]
According to Daniel Dennett in Consciousness Explained, p. 406, "We are all zombies."
What I believe he is saying is that from an atheistic point of view, humans are merely soulless bags of chemicals controlled entirely by the laws of nature. Any sense of having free will or that we inhabit our bodies but we are not only our bodies is merely delusional. We are really all zombies imagining ourselves to be humans.
This is one atheistic belief which I think even few atheists are able to fully accept due to it's incredibility.
Posted by jewish philosopher at 5:37 AM