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The Science Of The Soul: Scientific Evidence Of Human Souls Paperback – September 30, 2004

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  • Paperback: 340 pages
  • Publisher: Beaver's Pond Press (September 30, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1592980554
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592980550
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,710,816 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

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.
Mr. Favero's spiritual and scientific training has led him to investigate the scientific evidence of human souls.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A. Bissonette on July 20, 2006
Format: Paperback
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.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Olivier otN on April 13, 2006
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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.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Bill from Webster, NY on May 6, 2006
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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.
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0 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Linda Jean on April 9, 2011
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I haven't read this book. After reading the reviews, I doubt I will read it even though the title & topic did catch my eye. (Amazon 'made me' give this book a star rating. Since I don't "hate" I had to give it 2 stars.) What glares at me after reading the first 3 reviews is that the author appears to talk only about humans having souls. The author used to be a Seminarian, so that explains his basic belief system. He is a religious scientist. There truly are not a lot of those around any more. OK, a few. Some. Do you think animals have souls? I think it is likely. So for me, any talk about "free will" is not interesting. If humans have free will, is it possible non-humans could have free will too? Anyone who has loved a dog or a cat (or some other animal) has felt their their soul-fullness. I agree that the human brain is not just a computer. But neither is an animal brain or an octopus brain just instinct. The whole planet is wonder-full. So I won't read this book because I see the author's assumptions as flawed. I am, however, content to say, "The soul, all life, is a mystery." I'm OK with not understanding these things my whole life long. I don't believe in re-incarnation where souls recycle themselves. Nor do I think that souls go to a infinite heaven or an infinite hell. Or even part-time. A good God just would not create a system including those things. I would entertain an idea like a "God particle" that all living things are made of. And maybe non-living things too. Everything is, after all, stardust. But stardust is dead. There must be another ingredient. I am content to look for books that have something new to say. Something believable. For me, this book is not it. Am I wrong to write a review about a book I haven't read? If you think I'm wrong to dismiss this book, please tell me why. Also, what I see as weaknesses in this book combined with its publication date of 2004 is a recipe for "not interesting." 2004 seems like eons ago already.
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