“Mind-Matter Research” (SB 3.26.24)

1997 / (037)

Thompson examines Nobel Prize winner Francis Crick’s reductionist argument that the mind is non-different from the brain, a thesis published in his book, The Astonishing Hypothesis: The Scientific Search for the Soul (1994). After a survey of traditional Vedic antitheses to a mechanistic worldview, Thompson questions the validity of defining the human mind as a by-product of neural action as an adequate explanation for thinking, feeling, and willing.