The bulk of the sermon is a discussion of recent advances in neuroscience. How does consciousness connect with the cerebral cortex? His answer is faith -- a faith that "carries us forward in the direction to which all known facts point...the faith is this: that somehow in that wonderful mystery of conscious personality, that operates in the central exchange of our cerebral cortex, there is a central urge that reaches out towards the truth, goodness and beauty in the world." Davis cites examples from the progress of man through the ages.
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Earl Clement Davis, sermons, minister, Unitarianism, religion, philosophy
Davis, Earl Clement, "The Essential Christ" (1922). Sermons, 1919-1924. 5.