Re: Believing consciousness is inside the brain is like believing light is inside the
The analogy is not a good one. It is easy to determine that the source of light is not within the eye ( a couple of simple experiments will do).
Originally Posted by Pietro Impagliazzo
However, when it comes to consciousness, as of today, it is impossible to prove that it is not inextricably tied to the physical entity. In the absence of evidence, the most clear path to accept such a position (consciousness independent of brain) is by faith in religious sources.
Of course, there is a lot more going on here. Named the "mind-body problem", it has been a hot topic of discussion since the time of Plato to modern thinkers like Popper and Searle. A wide range of schools (property dualism, eleminativism, etc, etc.) explore this topic to this day and there is no sign of it ending anytime soon.