posted on May, 14 2011 @ 06:26 PM
The human brain doesn't create information, so much as it takes existing information and configures information clusters (bursts of Intellect) that
are then employed to help the body survive and the Intellect (as a whole) develop. That residual information - stored in short and long term memory -
is combined with new data that is streaming into the short term memory center. This new data flows in from all the sensory systems - eyes, ears, nose,
mouth, nerve endings - and is vetted for consistency by the dynamic awareness capacity of the "mind" (the information/event trajectory that results
from the constant generation of bursts of Intellect) as it "reaches back" to influence the brain's configuration process, and with it, it's own
overall development. Eventually, this process sculpts the intellectual predetermination of the brain's immediate response to stimuli, and the "old
dog - new tricks" thing digs in deeper and deeper for the individual.
New ideas can only come from external sources, and even then, they have to survive the mind's vetting process before they can become part of the
intellectual slurry that can then be drawn upon for burst configurations by the brain. Even then, the new idea will only be part of the Intellect
burst configuration, with the lion's share of that burst belonging to the same-old, same-old that's been knocking around the short and long term
memory for who knows how long.
So, yes, there is nothing new coming out of anyone's brain. They can put a new spin of something, or rename something, or combine two disparate
somethings (like blues and polka) to "invent" a new something, or they can lie and claim that what they've thought up is new, but the brain isn't
really capable of anything new. It's job is to take what it knows will work, and apply it to the business of survival - both corporeal survival and
the larger effort of identity survival. Inventing new and unthought-of things just isn't part of the function set that the human brain is blessed
That's probably why there aren't any songs written in semi-tones. Well, other than the fact that they'd probably sound like sh*t.