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Re: Mind/brain Principle

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Posted by Beelzebub X on November 18, 1999 15:43:56 UTC

: A major branch of philosophy examines whether or not our brains (organ controling senses, body - sorry I don't mean to insult your intelligence, I'm just making a distinction here) is something entirely separate from our minds (thoughts emotions). I may be oversimplifying here, but I like to pose broad questions.

: I always found this troubling, because although there seemed to be a direct link between our brains and our physical world (our brain is made of matter), what exactly constitutes a thought? Is it just electrical impulses? If our brain/mind was identical, then in theory, it should be possible to configure atoms to form an idea/concept. This didn't sound quite right to me (or maybe I'm way off). This branch of philosophy (which is pretty old) is often used as possible evidence for a soul.

: Any thoughts?

: P.S. this forum needs some fresh ideas... bad.

Beelzebub: Yeah a thought is nothing more than pure matter! An electrical, chemical impulse...that is our thinking and feeling! That is obviously and logical...and divine! Intelligence, knowledge, creativity, love, pain, etc. that all are worldly things, our souls are locked up in mortal bodys and cannot interact with the physical world (they only remember what they have seen). Yeah we can form ideas (thoughts) by configuring atoms. Computer science and biology work already together to create more than simple brain-simulations. „Soon“ computers can really think...and even more: The will carry souls! Why not? A flesh-brain or a plastic-brain both are mortal...both are God’s „children“. That sounds perhaps terrible and evil but it’s natural and divine...the earth is not the center of the universe!

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