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Originally posted by jimmiec
They say we only use 10% of our brain. That may be true or not.
Originally posted by halfoldman
I think you're arguing for a soul or "spirit mind" that exists outside the brain.
It's very compelling, and impossible to prove as right or wrong.
I'd say it cannot be proven, although many such puzzling questions try.
We know that certain parts of the physical brain are responsible for certain functions, like sight or movement.
When those parts of the brain are damaged then the physical function ceases i.e. we might go blind or lame.
When the brain is very injured there is no evidence of a soul: no consciousness, no speech, no nothing.
So it's also possible that the spirit outside the body is just a trick of the brain.
Originally posted by neoholographic
The material brain needs a user/observer just like the remote control.