posted on Nov, 7 2012 @ 12:12 PM
Originally posted by knowledgedesired
reply to post by adjensen
There is a difference between stating we are only using 10% of our brain or stating we are only using 10% of it efficiently.
What if we are using 100% of our brain but only to 10% of it's ability???
Kind of the same thing but worded differently.
There is noway of telling just what our brain is capable of until we push the limits of science.
It boggles the mind that you can appeal to science while simultaneously dismissing it. Neurologists, who are those scientists who study the brain,
(so far as I've been able to find,) say that the 10% thing is a myth, no matter how it is phrased.
Setting aside AfterInfinity's anti-intellectual "if we're using 100% of our brains, we suck" prognosis, I fail to see what the benefit of
promoting this fallacy of 10% might be, apart from wishful thinking on some peoples' parts that there could be a magic pill developed some day that
will "turn on" the part of their brain they think is blocking them from understanding physics or maths or something. There's no such thing -- if
you want to learn physics, go get a book and start studying. It isn't easy, but anyone can do it, if they really want to.