Nobel Prize Winner Says Man Is Divine Creation
When he was 17, medical student John Eccles began asking questions about the nature of man, what is thought, and what is the meaning of life? Fifty years later, after he had become one of the world’s greatest experts on the human brain, had become Sir John Eccles and had received the Nobel Prize, he felt free enough to speak out about his studies.
Sir John made it perfectly clear that the purely materialistic and evolutionary definition of man simply isn’t supported by science. He pointed out that his research has helped us describe in great detail what happens in the brain, nerves and muscles when you decide to move your finger. But, he says, there is no material event that describes how this complex sequence of actions gets started. Man, he concludes, is more than tissue. Man has a non-material mind. He thinks scientists who say that man can be fully explained by materialistic principles are spreading a modern form of superstition. He adds, “Their beliefs are worn out, they lead us nowhere. Materialism gives you a hopeless, empty life, one without values.”
Sir John concluded, “Each of us is a unique, conscious being, a divine creation…it is the only view consistent with all the evidence.” At least to this last one point we say a hearty, Amen!