Q: Dear Dr. Craig,
My question concerns your response to those who use the famous Libit experiments as evidence against dualism. Your response is to point out that, given the limited speed of neuronal communication, it would make sense that your awareness/consciousness of the formerly dictated brain pattern (dictated by the soul) would subsequently follow after some finite period of time later.
If this is true, then I may have been thinking about consciousness in the wrong way for my whole life, as I have always thought of consciousness as the soul's perspective on reality, rather than the brain or earthly body's perspective. But If your explanation of Libit's data is correct, then my soul's consciousness is disconnected (in some way) from my earthly bound consciousness. That is to say, my soul makes conscious decisions before I am even conscious of them (seemingly without my knowledge). I'm fine with reorganizing the way I think of the soul, but I'm uncomfortable with the implications I've inferred. Any clarification would be appreciated.
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