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In Response To Aurino's Interesting Post (to Anyone)

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Posted by Michael W. Pearson on July 7, 2003 13:39:07 UTC

Aurino wrote:
"...how long do you think it will be before post-modern brain research comes up to suggest that even stuff like matter, energy, space, time, not to mention the brain itself, are "simply" the presence or absence of certain chemicals in our brain?"

Chemical properties do not contain the mathematical complexity to account for abstraction.
Much more complex than the chemicals themselves are:
the pathways of interactions
of chemicals in the human brain
(which IS the most complex known object per unit volume known to us)

It matters little whether someone will suggest an untenable idea, unless you credit the idea, for then you begin to make your little corner of the world into a part of the world that doesn't work very well.

Aurino also submitted his opinion about another matter:
"I decided to post this at the top, as your very interesting original thread was turned into yet another diatribe by Mike (this one will too, but I'll try anyway)"

Aurino is an immigrant from South America.

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