The Intelligent Person

The Life Foundations Nexus






Copyright March 22, 2005 6:40 AM CST

By Dr. Michael J. Bisconti

Reviewed By Dr. Leonard Weinstein




Terri Schiavo is NOT in a vegetative state.  There are two proofs of this fact.  The first proof, stated below, will be rejected by a number of people.  The second proof will be accepted by every thinking person.


The first proof is that the Bible states that the “spirit” controls the “brain.”  Medical science, which is just beginning to understand this fact, still teaches that the “brain” controls the “spirit.”  Job 32:8 says:


But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.


This verse tells us that God gives understanding (intelligence) and that intelligence resides in the spirit.  I Corinthians 2:11 says:


For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.


Note that it is the “spirit” that “knoweth…things,” not the cerebral cortex.


The second proof that Terri Schiavo is not in a vegetative state is that there are over one thousand documented cases of individuals who had their cerebral cortex either liquified, as in Terri Schiavo’s case, or completely removed.  In all of these cases, the individuals retained normal cognitive and cogitative functions.  I wonder why all of the doctors who examined Terri Schiavo did not mention any of these cases?