“Above all, he shows that our current science is provisional and as far from answering final questions as science has always been.”
Not true. Hawkins some time ago pointed to nanotubes unique to brain cells that appear to support some interesting quantum phenomena. Two scientists (names slip my mind) recently built on his work and are positing a physical basis for a soul that due to certain distemporal aspects of QM could be considered eternal.
In other words, both the physicalists and the soulist may be both right and wrong.
A few months ago I read one theory that information in the brain may be transferred by sound waves. I think there is still much to learn.
It was Roger Penrose, not Stephen Hawking who proposed quantum phenomena in the nanotubules of neurons as a possible basis for consciousness.
Your last suggestion has a ring of truth: both wave and particle, both infinitely divisible and composed of smallest particles*, both God and Man, both generated by the brain and eternal, . . .
*Admittedly that one is obscure: the conundrum of whether matter is infinitely divisible or composed of smallest particles has the answer “both”—attempting to divide a smallest particle divides it into two particles and an antiparticle, provided one uses enough energy.