Darwinian Evolution would argue that man is nothing more than a collection of atoms. Their presupposition is that matter is all there is, all there was, and all there ever will be. Therefore, immaterial entities like souls simply cannot exist. But they have painted themselves into a corner, restricting their ability to define consciousness. Philosopher David Chalmers laments, “Conscious experience is at once the most familiar thing in the world and the most mysterious. There is nothing we know about more directly than consciousness, but it is far from clear how to reconcile it with everything else we know. Why does it exist? What does it do? How could it possibly arise from lumpy gray matter?”
In order to restrict man to a purely physical existence the evolutionist equates the mind with the brain. This is their botched attempt to solve the supposed mystery within naturalistic philosophy of the immaterial soul. For if the two, mind and brain, are distinct then the naturalist has an unexplainable anomaly in their worldview. Thomas Nagel, a naturalist philosopher, reluctantly admits this conundrum, “So long as the mental is irreducible to the physical, the appearance of conscious physical organisms is left unexplained by a naturalistic account of the familiar type. On a purely materialists understanding of biology, consciousness would have to be regarded as a tremendous and inexplicable extra brute fact about the world.” But they have only dug their own grave. For any attempt to form a construct of thoughts only proves what they are trying to deny. In order to think rationally they must have the freedom to do so. But this is the very thing they deny we have. They have essentially pointed the gun the wrong way and pulling the trigger.