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Originally posted by nusnus
Depends on what you mean by 'real'.
To some, the eternal is real.
To some, the temporary.
Some say we are 'reflections' of whats Real. Simply signs of something that is much bigger and powerful. A temporary existence within a non existence.
Thanks for the post
Originally posted by adraves
reply to post by ancientthunder
Ah but the brain is so much more.
Lets look at an action or thought from reverse:
We make a decision.
We have a thought.
Multiple neurons are depolarized in a web.
A single neuron is depolarized.
I single chemical reaction happens.
What then? How much farther back can we go?
(all form part of the physical reality, even a dragonfly is a miracle,nothing wrong with the chemical view, but physical reality can be heard as sound also. which one is true?Do they know each other?)
If it all stems back to a chance molecular reaction then we are not thinking.
We are just very fancy chemical reactions.
But we aren't are we? There does seem to be a lot more to it than that
Edit~If you like philosophy I highly recommend checking out a course in Eastern Religious Philosophy. It will blow your mind. There are so many text dating back thousands of years on crazy philosophy subjects like this.
edit on 6-9-2011 by adraves because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by iNkGeEk
"I think, there for, I am"
Kinda ruins the first line of your post.