Dawkins: The soul as a mythological concept

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  • Soul as a mythological concept
    • Far removed from Plato's concept of the soul.
    • The idea of a "soul," is a mythological concepts invented by Ancients to explain the mysteries of consciousness.
    • The concept of God provided an easy explanation for the gaps in science.
    • The soul provides a convenient "explanation," of the mysteries of human personalities/consciousness.
      • When we are doing this, we aren't actually explaining this.
        • "Not an explanation but an evasion."
    • The advances in genetics where scientists are able to make statements about personality based on genetic codes shows that scientists will eventually be able to unlock mysteries of consciousness.
      • Then, there will no longer be any need to believe in the soula and


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