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posted on Nov, 17 2006 @ 07:00 AM
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Jus listenin to the Ricky Gervais podcast and Karl Pilkington said "Do I control the brain or does the brain control me?". The answer could have some interesing implications or is it just an unanswerable question?




posted on Nov, 18 2006 @ 06:53 PM
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I'll expand:

The brain controls me - determinsim is a logical necessity of this position. We are nothing more than animals, our actions determined by the electrical impulses running through our brains. Choice is nothing more than an illusion created by the illusion that we are individuals with the ability to select our own way of acting.

I control the brain - written another way, 'I control the brain / It is a tool that humans use'. This provides a way to discount determinism and allows reciprocal determinism.

I think we are controlled by our brains, yet this is ultimately depressing, as we are nothing more than empty bdies of 'rotting flesh'.

Human spirit could be argued to show that we are more than our brains, however I'm sure that many animals have acted out the same types of actions tha would provide evidence for human spirit.



posted on Nov, 18 2006 @ 07:00 PM
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Firstly, can you tell me were this podcast is??? Ricky Gervais is funny and so is Carl pilkinton (saw him on extras of politics DVD)...
Secondly I would say (without getting all technical) that I control my brain...



posted on Nov, 18 2006 @ 07:12 PM
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Karl is hilarious, although I think he knows that what he says will be funny through it's stupidity.

The podcasts can be downloaded from many places, some are free, some need to be paid for (all are free off services like limewire):

Audible.com offer the podcasts for a price.
The new free podcast made availale by The Guardian.
Other hilarious podcasts courtesy of XFM.

Why do you think you control you brain, just one or two simple reasons would suffice.

[edit on 18/11/06 by byhiniur]




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