Regarding “Nagel’s Untimely Idea” (May 17): Rather than use theism to explain consciousness, I’ve found it helpful to use consciousness to explain theism. As one who lost the faith of my childhood, I set out to regain it. So I needed a plausible explanation of God that did not depend on magic and mysticism. I started with the human brain, which is just a more advanced version of my cat’s brain. The brain is the source of consciousness. From what we can...
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