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It is an easy mistake to make to think that science is neutral, faithless, objective etc. This is actually not true. Science is a narrative on reality, just as religion is a narrative on reality or politics is a narrative on reality. Just as there is no universal agreement in religion, or in politics, likewise there is no universal agreement in science either. It is, like religion and politics, full of conflicting perspectives with different models of what the physical universe is and different interpretations of experiments.
I completely agree.
Compared to the Universe our entire existence is such a tiny blip in space and time.
I find the idea that each individual complex consciousness is created just to become self aware and disappear forever completely ridiculous.
We are here, we have always been here, we will always be here.
the consciousness and thus it continues with you after the death of your physical body.
It was recently shown that not just your brain, but your entire body can store memory
The memory according to me resides in the consciousness and thus it continues with you after the death of your physical body.
Originally posted by Psychonaughty
reply to post by GrandKitaro777
Could you please eludicate upon the concepts that you believe to be inadequate. Much appreciated.
As always Namaste brother/sister.
To everyone: You are.... That is all the proof you need.
[edit on 24-12-2009 by Psychonaughty]
Scientists discover 'second brain' in the stomach
Scientists are claiming to have discovered a second brain - in the human stomach.
The breakthrough, involving experts in the US and Germany, is believed to play a major part in the way people behave.
This 'second brain' is made up of a knot of brain nerves in the digestive tract. It is thought to involve around 100 billion nerve cells - more than held in the spinal cord.
Researchers believe this belly brain may save information on physical reactions to mental processes and give out signals to influence later decisions. It may also be responsible in the creation of reactions such as joy or sadness.
The research is outlined in the latest issue of German science magazine, Geo, in which Professor Wolfgang Prinz, of the Max Planck Institute for Psychological Research in Munich, says the discovery could give a new twist on the old phrase "gut reaction".
He said: "People often follow their gut reactions without even knowing why, its only later that they come up with the logical reason for acting the way they did. But we now believe that there is a lot more to gut feelings than was previously believed."
Professor Prinz thinks the stomach network may be the source for unconscious decisions which the main brain later claims as conscious decisions of its own.
The second brain was rediscovered by Michael Gershorn, of the University of Colombia in New York, after it was forgotten by science. He says it was first documented by a 19th century German neurologist, Leopold Auerbach.
The opposite of death is not life, the oppsite of death is birth
Birth is the beginning of something and death is the end of something.