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"The Science of the Soul" presents and explains the overwhelming scientific evidence discovered during the last 100 years that leads to the conclusion that each human being has a supernatural soul. The science upon which this is based is mainstream science including biology, quantum physics, and math. It is not based on paranormal occurrences, parapsychology, extrasensory perception, out-of-body experiences, or near-death experiences. The book identifies human capabilities and characteristics that cannot be explained by science as natural phenomenon and which are thus "supernatural" phenomenon. The book also examines statements by prominent scientists that are in agreement with the above-described conclusion
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Kevin Favero has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois and an M.B.A. from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. Since 1973, he has worked as an engineer and consultant in the energy and utility industries. During his high school years, Mr. Favero attended Divine Heart Seminary in Donaldson, Indiana, a preparatory seminary for the Priests of the Sacred Heart. Favero's spiritual and scientific training has led him to investigate the scientific evidence of human souls.
Kevin T. Favero currently resides in Minneapolis, in the state of Minnesota.
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Provocative science Jul 21, 2006
Kevin Favero's book, The Science of the Soul, confronts readers with a compelling question: if most of us believe that humans have the ability to make free choices, why do a surprising number of scientists believe that humans have no free will?
He rejects the premise that humans are nothing more than "complex biological computers" whose responses to life situations are purely the result of genetic coding (nature) and environmental influences (nurture). Mr. Favero ably takes his case for free will to the scientific community, meeting its members on their own terms and challenging the assumptions of some prominent scientists. He uses scientific theory and analysis to propose viable alternatives to the conclusions by some scientists concerning the existence of a supernatural realm. He urges readers to question the premise that only things that can be explained as natural phenomena can exist. The book is provocative, well researched, and readily understood, even by those without a scientific background.
Brilliant Book May 6, 2006
Kevin Favero provides a brilliant review of philosophy, quantum mechanics, and evolution in regards to human free will. I was surprised to find out that many intellectuals believe that we do not have free will. Anyone who has worked in advanced development and in product design would agree that believing that we do not have free will is absurd. How in the world do design engineers choose amongst hundreds of competing alternatives for the products they are designing? Most people use products and don't design them. I will admit that I have met some people that act like they have no free will. Kevin Favero's book shows how our free will can be taken for granted, and how our brains can become programmed to operate on autopilot. Take a look at "Intellectuals" by Paul Johnson if you want to see brilliant people operating on autopilot. It's not just philosophers, physicists, and evolutionists who believe that we have no free will, psychiatrists, and psychologists also do not believe in free will. Read "The Mind and The Brain" by Jeffrey Schwartz and Sharon Begley to learn that all these intellectuals are wrong. We do have free will, but may not be using it. Oh if you don't believe in miracles read "Raised From the Dead" by Father Albert Hebert. We will all find out if we have a soul the instant before we die. If you wonder what I mean by that read, "Get Us Out Of Here - Maria Simma speaks with Nicky Eltz" by Nicky Eltz. If we believe that we do not have a free will, well then we probably don't.
Free will for Soul science Apr 13, 2006
A very scientific, challenging book! The more I read it, the more I realise that his line of reasoning is sound and valid. Favero provides evidence that we have free will-and he shows why it is logical to conclude, based on science, that humans have a supernatural soul. He also provides quotes from many scientists who are in agreement with his scientific logic. With his free will test, Favero tests the hypothesis `the test taker has free will' and finds that it cannot be rejected. Then with dialectic elimination he ends up with the only reasonable explanation. Of course, there are scientists who have located where in the brain a decision is made, but this does not mean that there is no such thing as free will. As Favero points out, the process of choice making by the brain is inherently limited to the laws of physics and chemistry (predictable) which are `unfree' and therefore any choice made by matter cannot, by definition, be free will. In other words, when scientists locate where choice is made, they point out where the mechanism of choice is located, not the source of free will. Despite all the basic choices that the material brain makes, instinctively, conditioned, it is not capable of advanced, holistic choice making and intuition.
The scientific method does not "prove" things and likewise Favero has not proved that souls exist. He has, however, provided strong evidence and reasoning that we do have supernatural souls.
Favero's book is simpler, more efficient in getting the information across, as well as more conclusive than the other soul-books I've read. The book has a good build-up of theory with practice and the relevance of each theory to the discovery of the soul is explained, thereby presenting the main authors in the field of soul science.
He also gives examples of choices that we can make which he explains as choices which could not be made if we did not have free will. On this point I do not agree because, I am convinced that the brain is able to make some choices of its own, but that we are mostly unaware of these choices. Some of Favero's examples could be made by the brain, because they are conditioned choices; choices that we think we make but which are really made by how we are conditioned. What Favero could however point out in this case, is that we have the free will to become aware of our conditionings and to allow or reject our brain making these choices. In other words, we have free will because we have the choice to accept or deny the role of the brain as a choice maker.
Also interesting is the chapter on math, where Favero shows that the mind can solve mathematical problems with intuition (a spiritual, as opposed to material, property) that cannot be solved by computers.
This book is different from all other books I've read, that scientifically deal with the human soul, because it deals with the existence of the human Soul on the basis of free will and super-(as in "above") natural phenomena. The challenge with soul science is that science does not directly deal with mysticism. One, however, should discriminate between the goal and the path to it. The path Favero has taken is perfectly scientific. If one can look beyond the mystical and see the science, this book is valuable. It will also stimulate the reader's discrimination and knowledge of soul science.
Science does not prove things so we should not be looking for proof, only for evidence. If we want to find the soul, we should extend our view beyond the obvious frame while using our intelligent intuition. That, it seems, Favero has done.
Olivier P. op ten Noort
Irrigation (M.Sc.) student, B.Sc. Irrigation, Wageningen University & Research
A simple thesis. Mar 3, 2005
In "The Science of the Soul" Favero presents a simple logical argument: (a) Since the dawn of quantum mechanics, mainstream science has "proven" without a doubt that free will cannot possibly be a natural phenomenon. (b) Free will "obviously exists" -- any rational person can see that our free choice actions provide ample daily evidence of the reality of free will. (c) Therefore free will, since it cannot be a natural phenomenon and obviously exists must be a nonnatural -- a SUPERnatural -- phenomenon. (d) The existance of free will necesitates a persistent soul. (e) Thus it must be that "overwhelming scientific evidence discovered during the last 100 years leads to the conclusion that each human being has a supernatural soul."
How convenient! Of course, the problem is that free will is not so simple. Were it so obvious, philosophers the world over would not have taken it up. No, our decisive actions do not necessitate free will. No, free will by itself would not necessitate a persistant soul.
And how is this soul to act upon the natural resources of our brain in order to effect its actions? Well, that's not so difficult, actually, according to Favero. We just need "supernatural energy." Very small amounts, mind you -- just enough to tweak those key neurons that determine our decisions. No matter that this violates any sort of conception of conservation of energy. Then again, perhaps there are internal energy, kinetic energy, potential energy, free energy, and, now, free will energy. I suppose it is possible. But proven? I don't think so.
In fact, Favero equates free will and the soul with precisely those events -- some would say miracles -- that violate the laws of nature. So here we have the fundamental thesis: Daily we violate the laws of nature (specifically the 1st and 2nd laws of thermodynamics) right in our own heads. These violations are due to -- nay, ARE -- the soul.
OK. Why read further? This is not science. This is not logic. This is simply a book intended for well-meaning science-oriented people such as Favero or students of science who are interested in patching together a quasilogical argument that justifies in their own mind how science and religion can coexist in a simplistic way.
Favero, the electrical engineer, desperately wants to reconcile his understanding of science with his religious faith. I can understand that. Many people do. Favero believes that a world without free will is frightening and meaningless. I can understand that. Many people do. If you do, you will probably enjoy this book.