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How to think about God rationally, logically, profoundly, critically. We have no illusion that metaphysics can find God, but can a kind of progress be made?

Metaphysics seeks insights into fundamental features of existence: It does not depend on human emotions or personal testimonies. When metaphysics focuses on God, what happens?

WGBY World
Fri May 15th, 6:30am

What is happening in our brains when we perceive and appreciate the arts? What are the neural substrates of artistic sensations, feelings and emotions? How do diverse arts affect the brain?

Perhaps we cannot know the reason for the universe, if there is any. But is it even possible for the universe to have a reason? If yes, how would natural regularities and rules compare with some kind of goal or God?

What if God were a 'person'? A person has sense, knowledge, will, intent, feelings. A person can be compassionate, sympathetic, empathetic. What's the difference if God were not a 'person'?

Stress triggers sickness, shortens life. Tranquility promotes wellness, lengthens life. How we think affects how we feel. Psychosomatic medicine is modern medicine. But what works, and what doesn't? What's science, and what's not?

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