Monday, September 06, 2021

Russell and Copleston on religious experience

 From a scientific point of view, we can make no distinction between the man who eats little and sees heaven and the man who drinks much and sees snakes. Each is in an abnormal physical condition, and therefore has abnormal perceptions. --Bertrand Russell

This is Russell's debate with Copleston on religious experience. 

1 comment:

unkleE said...

Russell could say that back then, before we could do brain scans and understand neuroscience and neuropsychology. I think Andrew Newberg would say there certainly are distinctions or differences. Science has moved on.