Course Detail: O_AFTERLIFE - Remote - Are Claims about "The Afterlife" Unscientific Poppycock?

The presumption pervading orthodox academic thinking is that strict materialism explains all. A corollary is that human cognition is nothing more than the cumulative effect of electrochemical processes in the body, and that consciousness vanishes at moment of bodily death. Therefore, reports of near-death experiences, reincarnation, and the like, must be "unscientific poppycock" and need not be admitted into rational inquiry. The most cogent explanation of the orthodox position is furnished by Sean Carroll in The Big Picture. The more popular, but intellectually weaker, defense of the orthodoxy is provided by the self-styled "Brights" also known as "The Four Horsemen of the New Atheism." They claim to debunk the Abrahamic religions, and by induction all religions, and by more induction any idea outside the scope of materialism. How well do these claims hold up to critical scrutiny? Repeat remote course. Format includes lecture and discussion.

Course Pre-requisites
(required) OLLI Membership 2024-2025

 Session Information: OPSUM24_R_C_AFTERLIFE (9 seats (45%) remaining)

Schedule: Every week on Tuesday, starting on 06/18/24 and ending on 07/23/24
Only 4 days left to register!
Times: 12:45pm-02:45pm EDT
OLLI Course : $60.00

Instructors

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Stephen Kercel

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