The Mind-Body Connection is an Illusion!

There is no literal, physical connection between mind and matter. They are utterly  realities – intangible and tangible, respectively. The so-called “connection” between mind and matter is therefore an illusion. Two things can only physically “connect” if they have the same material essence. We must look deeper to explain the so-called “interaction between mind and matter.”

If we can get an injection of adrenaline it takes a few moments before the physical chemical affects the brain and we experience excitement and trembling. But did the adrenaline also physically “touch” the mind? How could it if the mind is invisible and has overseeing primacy in the nature of God? Scientists resolve this dilemma by referring to the mind and brain as identical. But how could the two be identical if in some instances it is known that a nail driven through the brain causes no ill effects?

God is fundamental – an invisible, transcendent Person. If not, we end up with an absurd infinite regression of causation. Physicists who insist upon finding a way to get around God to prove that matter can be created from nothing are having a very difficult time and are resorting to subterfuge by claiming that nothing is really something – for example, a seething cauldron of virtual particles. But where do they come from?

The design of the human brain, as explained in my most recent book, Consciousness Finally Explained: A Perfect Synthesis of God and Brain, makes it clear that that all physical reality, including the brain, is but an image in the mind of God. There is no physical connection between mind and matter. Indeed, the closer we examine matter, the more ephemeral it becomes. The above book, and its precursor, Journey to the Center of the Brain: Explaining Mind in a Universe of Matter (a far more detailed anatomical study) are both available HERE or through Amazon. The more recent book is a revised and amplified collection of the essays of this website.



About Glenn Dudley

GLENN DUDLEY became interested in the mind-body problem as a Pre-Med student at the University of Colorado where he emphasized studies in physics, philosophy, and Judeo-Christian theology. He received his M.D. degree from the University of Colorado in 1969. After a mixed Psychiatry/Medicine internship, he worked for two years at MIT's Neurosciences Research Program -- a think tank whose objective was that of understanding how the hard-wiring of the nervous system mediates thought and emotion. Then, he spent a year in the Department of Psychiatry at Tufts Medical School in Boston reviewing the world's literature on psychological and emotional predispositions to cancer. From 1975 to his retirement in 1998 he practiced primary care medicine.
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