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Can humans move things with their minds?

It doesn’t seem that they can, and some suggest it might have been because their minds didn’t “know” that the ground was there.” (Carpenter, pg. 5)

The brain can still function when it has been deprived of oxygen. Even as the brain begins to be severely damaged, scientists have documented that certain areas of the brain continue to work even when the brain is damaged beyond repair, such as an area in the temporal lobe — that is, the part of the brain believed to process and maintain memories for many years, even decades after the loss of the limb. (A neurological condition called “repetitive brain activity.” It is the same problem as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. It can be caused by either a genetic mutation or a stroke.) “In other words they are working even though they are dead. As long as we are alive, what is the difference between the functioning of the brain, which is essentially a machine, and the human being? What is there to distinguish one from the other?” (Carpenter, pg. 6)

“How can someone who is dead not be working without breathing? How can a person who has been deprived of oxygen for years not be walking around without using his breathing muscles?” (Carpenter, pg. 9)

“Why did Adam and Eve have to move the garden after the Fall?” (Carpenter, pg. 9)

The ability of the brain to use its mind to move things is based on the idea that there may actually be a physical object (such as a ground, sky or a door) in this realm, and that it is not part of the human mind in any way. In effect, the human brain is used as a computer (to think about a task, or to process data), so the act of thinking about an object in general, not just an individual object, is used as a means to move the object as opposed to thinking about an individual object. “For example if you were to take out a map and point it to a house in your local community (where you live), this might be something else you do with your mind rather than your brain.” (Carpenter, pg. 9)

“It may have been necessary for humans to have a physical body, but the brain was a purely computer-based entity… Humans could not function unless their brain was connected to the rest of their body.” (Carpenter, pg. 9)

The fact that a