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What Makes Us Human , and Why It is Not the Brain : A Creationist Defense of the Soul : Discussion

  title={What Makes Us Human , and Why It is Not the Brain : A Creationist Defense of the Soul : Discussion},
  author={C. Joubert},
Studies of the brain in neuroscience led to two claims about human beings: the brain is what makes them human, and the soul is no longer needed to explain life, consciousness, and human nature. In order to deal with these issues, this study commences with a brief introduction to the thought forms that underlie these claims. It then presents a biblical picture of the soul and created kinds. The aim is to show that the soul is not only the bearer of life and the first cause and director of the… Expand
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