prove that there *is* this 'greater unknown reality'. By the very phrase you use, you admit *you* don't know it exists. You simply *hope* it exists. It is a fantasy that you cannot support but that you fervently *want* to believe. Sorry, but reality doesn't have to agree with your sense of importance.<quoted text>
Exactly. By accepting this supposition, science denies itself knowledge of a greater unknown reality.
True enough. But if you look and see nothing, it is reasonable to say nothing is there.None are so blind as he who will not see.
And what do you suggest as an alternative? Give specific ways of establishing which of several competing ideas is correct *except* by looking at actual evidence. But that is the essence of the scientific method: look at actual evidence.Not going to happen as long as science remains stuck with its head in the sands of physicalism.
Nice claim. Any actual evidence for this? No, of course not. On the other hand, we have studies going back over 100 years using data from studies of stroke victims, gunshot victims, brain surgeries, PET scans, MRI scans, drug studies, etc, that thoughts are actually processes that happen in the brain.Balderdash. The brain is an event-forming psychomechanism through which consciousness operates. The tide of our consciousness splashes against the objective earth. The truth is light whirling from a thousand different suns and flickering briefly on the dark wall of the world. Science sees only the passing shadows and calls it "reality".
So here's a challenge: provide a repeatable observation that shows that consciousness is not simply a phenomenon of the brain.