Our thoughts and emotions have a spiritual dimension
Through the workings of the brain, we are able to do absolutely astounding and miraculous things. We are able to view or conjure up in our mind’s eye sights and sounds and scenes and events and thoughts and smells, and even feelings and emotions, as well as millions of facts collected over years of life’s experience and study. We are able to visualise letters and figures and can creatively imagine all kinds of forms not yet existing and about to be made. It is probably true to say that our life’s primary occupation is with the world of our thoughts and emotions. While some thoughts and emotions may affect us physically, our world of thoughts and emotions is essentially intangible and non-physical. In fact, a search of the brain will fail to detect any physical resemblance to anything seen or perceived so vividly in our world of thoughts and emotion. There will be no photographs of the scenes we recall, no recordings of the music whose memory enthrals us, and no trace or suggestion of the emotion of love we experience so intensely. It would appear that through our physical brain we are in fact connected to a spiritual world – the world of our thoughts and emotions. We are truly both physical and spiritual.
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Afterword: The Spiritual Cell
There are, scientists estimate, about 37.2 trillion cells in the human body. In The Cell’s Design Fazale Rana says on page 142 “that the cell’s systems are, at their essence, information based”. In Discover, on 24 August 2013, Christie Wilcox describes cells as “complex and intricate … mini-machines”. And she goes on to say: “These tiny computers process millions of signals every day. They communicate across unfathomable distances to coordinate disparate body parts”. In their convincing refutation of Darwinian random evolution, Heretic, Matti Leisola and Jonathan Witt write on page 34 that “chemical structure does not explain … the rules that cells follow … chemical structure doesn’t explain it any better than the chemical composition of ink and paper explains the information in a book …”.
A moment’s reflection shows this to be true. If the written instructions that accompany a device are placed on or near the device nothing will happen. Something more has to occur. The information in the instructions has to be understood by human intelligence and then translated into action by that intelligence. And that which is understood and translated into action is information which is non-physical.
In fact, information, which is the basis of life, is not physical – it cannot be seen or heard, weighed or measured. Our bodies are, of course, run by our cells, and our cells operate through non-physical information – information which is, in essence, part of a non-material reality. It follows that we are entirely saturated with that non-materiality. And that non-materiality can only be part of a spiritual world that permeates and directs every aspect of our being.