Brains don’t make sense to me, either

I have several nerdy tendencies and one of the worst, I suppose, is an interest in intelligent design theory which compels me to digest numerous books and articles about how intelligent life got here, and why.
I don’t know if I really understand two percent of what I’ve read about the subject, but it’s fascinating nonetheless.
Seems to me, the question basically boils down to whether life occurred and developed randomly, with chance as its guide (the Darwinist approach), or it required a supreme intelligence (which, I assert, is the more rational option given the amazing complexity of the information-based systems that we see). If you think you could randomly toss all the letters of the alphabet over the Sahara Desert, wait 100 million years, and find that they miraculously arranged themselves to form the Declaration of Independence, you are a Darwinist).
Materialists have a hard-enough time convincing John Q. Public that life is just a lucky break. What then, can they tell us about the brain?
I came across a scientific article the other day titled, “Why Can’t We Explain the Brain?” and my own quavering gray matter began to buzz and whir. In other instances, I could give myself headache trying to understand the strange brains of Joe Biden, Donald Trump and Dennis Rodman, but it turns out that even our brightest scientists and philosophers can’t even begin to explain where “consciousness” comes from.
For several decades now, the biggest brains among us have attempted to unlock the mystery of consciousness. Sure, we’re getting better at detecting areas of the brain that are stimulated due to the various functions, but we’re no closer to understanding what makes us self-aware. As the article states, we can’t “see” consciousness no matter how many times we study the behavior of the brain’s neurons, dendrites, synapses and what not.
There was a time when the geniuses behind brain research tried to tell us that “mind” is really nothing more than the natural unfolding of evolution. We started out with small brains, then they got progressively larger as the eons came and went, and consciousness is really no more mysterious than the result of molecules firing out in all sorts of directions. They told us that one day science will figure it all out, and when they do it will be no more miraculous than anything else we take for granted.
Yet here we are today. No farther along in explaining it.
Personally, I rather enjoy the fact that the smartest brains among us can’t yet explain how this base of power actually works. I like it that there are still some profound mysteries in the world — which leads me to think that explaining Joe Biden isn’t really all that necessary.

2 thoughts on “Brains don’t make sense to me, either

  1. Read this entire page, but especially this. Please. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intelligent_design#Scientific_criticism

    Do you care that literally the entire scientific community — across diverse religions, continents, time periods, and universities — disagrees with you? If you don’t believe Darwinism to be science, then what is? Do you believe in the Periodic Table of the Elements? DNA? Electricity? Atoms? Gravity? Lets get this down on paper. I personally have never seen Barium get made, SO GOD MUST HAVE MADE IT. A lack of evidence of something doesn’t mean there is evidence of God.

    The theory of Intelligent Design doesn’t hold up to scientific rigor — the same rigor that is applied to the aforementioned scientific concepts. Proponents of Intelligent Design bend or change the rules or evidence to tell people it DOES fit into accepted scientific standards. But scientists — and respected peer-reviewed journals — disagree.

    I’m sure you won’t publish this, and I’m sure this won’t make you change your mind, but I just want you to realize that hundreds of thousands of scientists are against your line of thinking.

    Lets see your ‘sources’ for intelligent design. What you’re lapping up is pseudoscience.

    I am glad you are a sports writer and not my son’s science teacher.

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