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Originally posted by alfa1
Originally posted by neoholographic
It's funny how scientist just make these huge leaps when talking about the brain. The logic goes like this:
Well, this part of the brain is active when X occurs THEREFORE this part of the brain must be responsible for X.
I very strongly put forward the hypothesis that all you have here is a straw man argument.
I very much doubt you could show that this is in any way at all an accurate assessment of how neuroscience works.
Edit - you may be able to find some introductory "for the average citizen" websites that explain such things in a grossly simplified way for the non-scientist... but that doesnt make them true for the actual science or scientists.
edit on 13-8-2012 by alfa1 because: (no reason given)
The problem with strict materialists is that they first draw their conclusion, then look for evidence to support it.
The answer to your question is an emphatic NO. Consciousness can't be an emergent property of the material brain. You have to show me how this is possible.
How can the material brain produce consciousness that's not bound by 3 dimensional space-time?
I just recalled 5 specific memories at will. How is this possible for the material brain?
How does the material brain know the difference between these memories?
How does the material brain have thoughts or ideas? What stimulates the brain to have these thoughts or ideas?
People can't just say the brain is responsible for these things because a part of the brain is active when these things occur. You have to explain how it is even possible for the material brain to accomplish these things.
This field produces all things and the brain is advanced enough to interact with this field and have a self aware experience.
awareness is the most basic format that drives the human vehicle by utilizing senses
even without senses,, one is still conscious and aware though
you are still "turned on" and i believe its the looping and conserving of energy in the human system which does this,.,.,.
remove a computer from its energy source ,.,.. or remove a human from its energy source and in little time that computer and human will no longer be able to function as the system once able was
the biggest problem to me is,,, how was unconscious matter able to construct/invent a "technological" system of controlled awareness?
really? so you believe you are not aware of cognition?