A theory is an explanation behind a claim, an explanation preferably supported by scientific evidence. For example the theory of evolution is certainly a real theory and, on top of being a real theory, is supported by a ton of strong evidence and scientific facts.
Not the same can be said about materialism - the claim that consciousness comes from matter.
There is no theory behind this claim, not even an attempt at a theory. When it comes to evidence, there is none because you don't even have a theory to begin with - you don't even have a theory that evidence could possibly support.
So, as atheist, what is your opinion about the idea that consciousness comes from matter ? Do you believe in it, despite no theory being behind it, let alone evidence to back that theory ?
Atheism is not the same as materialism - it only means not believing in the existence of a god, especially not without some kind of theory or evidence behind this claim. One can be an atheist without believing in materialism.
So what are your opinions about materialism ? Can you believe in this claim without 1) a theory and 2) evidence to support it ? Can you believe it it based purely on intuition ?
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