Dr. David Eagleman, a neuroscientist at Baylor Med, best-selling author, and thought-provoking speaker, gave several lectures during the neuro course spanning blocks 5 and 6. During his lectures, he provided several anecdotes which forced us to expand our minds to comprehend the mystery behind things like synesthesia. However, it wasn’t until a few months later that I came across his philosophy of “Possibilianism.”
Dedicating his working career to the natural sciences, Dr. Eagleman has been able to articulate a perspective that not only I but countless others can relate to. Regardless of your faith, I strongly recommend you watch the following video in its entirety.
The fundamental creed of Possibilianism centers around not subscribing to anything. Using our ever-growing pool of scientific knowledge, we can narrow down the likelihood of certain possibilities and accept the fact that there are things which we just don’t know. There’s a lot more to it, so please watch the video! 🙂