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Originally posted by andy1033
I believe your mind is outside your brain, and your brain is a receiver and transmitter. So like the governments already know, you just use your brain to access your mind, lol. If you get what i mean.
Just read up on the brain, and all it is is just a receiver, or transmitter.
Originally posted by Solomons
No it cannot, every animals is conscious in varying degrees..you know the type im talking about. Ours is more sophisticated and an evolutionary trait, completely confined within the brain..nowhere else. Just look at folks with severe brain trauma. In any case once the brain is starved of oxygen and rapidly dies our consciousness goes with it. No zooming off to some mystical plane, doesn't matter how much you want to believe it is any different. Course i will be called all sorts for not believing in the fantasies of the mind, but im no doubt correct.
“Formerly, when religion was strong and science weak, men mistook magic for medicine; now, when science is strong and religion weak, men mistake medicine for magic.”
Thomas S. Szasz
"The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper."
The real name for 'science' is magic.
— Harlan Ellison
Jeffty is Five (1977). Quoted in Gary Westfahl, Science Fiction Quotations (2005), 322.
Where lies the line between sorcery and science? It is only a matter of terminology, my friend.
— Alan Dean Foster
Cyber Way (1990), 204.
“Many secrets of art and nature are thought by the unlearned to be magical.”
Francis Bacon, Sr. quotes (English Lawyer and Philosopher. 1561-1626)
Any sufficiently badly-written science is indistinguishable from magic.
“One man's "magic" is another man's engineering. "Supernatural" is a null word.”
Robert A. Heinlein
Originally posted by Koyaanisqatsi
I believe we think in spite of the brain. It kind of acts like a filter to reality. The "better" the brain, the less it filters out reality as it is...
Arbitrarily reducing a set of many possibilities to only two. For example, evolution is not possible, therefore we must have been created (assumes these are the only two possibilities). This fallacy can also be used to oversimplify a continuum of variation to two black and white choices. For example, science and pseudoscience are not two discrete entities, but rather the methods and claims of all those who attempt to explain reality fall along a continuum from one extreme to the other.