John Eccles

John EcclesIn existographies, John Eccles (1903-1997) was an Australian neurophysiologist and dualist (Musolino, 2015), noted for his anti-reductionist views, namely he believed that consciousness is not reducible to physics. [1] The following is a related creationism-tinged statement by Eccles and Karl Popper: [2]

“The story of evolution suggests that the universe has never ceased to be creative or ‘intensive’.”

Eccles, as cited by Francis Crick (1995) as one of the rare individuals among scientists, believed that the idea of a soul is not a myth. [3]

Eccles who studied under extreme reductionist Charles Sherrington at Oxford (1926-1929), via Rhodes Scholarship, where he completing his PhD.

1. Chalmers, David. (1992). “Realms of Cognitive Science”,, Jan 30.
2. Popper, Karl Eccles, John. (1997). The Self and the Brain (pg. 61). Springer International.
3. (a) Popper, Karl Eccles, John. (1997). The Self and the Brain. Springer International.
(b) Eccles, John D. (1986). “Do Mental Events Cause Neural Events Analogously to the Probability Fields of Quantum Mechanics” (Ѻ), Proceedings of the Royal Academy of London, B 227:411-28.
(c) Crick, Francis. (1995). The Astonishing Hypothesis: the Scientific Search for the Soul (pg. 6). Simon and Schuster.

Further reading
● Cousins, Norman. (1985). Nobel Prize Conversations: With Sir John Eccles, Roger Sperry, Ilya Prigogine, Brian Josephson (thermodynamics, 10+ pgs). Saybrook Pub.

External links
John Eccles (neurophysiologist) – Wikipedia.

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