• Brains
    Thought Seeds

    Discernible Brains

    Brains. What big wonderfully strange lumps of goo. Brains are, for sure, filled with things like chemicals and electric sparks but there is only consensus among those scientists who study brains that thoughts are located inside of it, and even some of those scientists disagree. I’m not here to debate whether thoughts, consciousness, etc. exist solely as chemical reactions, at least not today. I am here to examine how thoughts would interact with the world of the supernatural if those thoughts are not simply signal transduction mechanisms within that gelatinous gland in our head. The most common form of “supernatural” communication, which is practiced cross-culturally around the world, is prayer.…