brain and mind

Marj Tiefert marj at
Thu Jan 26 13:13:09 EST 1995

In article <3fn7mf$3fq at>, greggt at (Thomas R. Gregg) writes:
|> Prat Itharat <pitharat at> wrote:
|> ...
|> That sounds like dualism.  A reductionist neuroscientist would say, "Why
|> introduce the concept of a mind?  It seems possible to explain most animal
|> behavior in terms of brain activity.  Why do our theories need something
|> controlling the brain?" 

_animal_ behavior, yes. - but what about philosophy, literature, art,
poetry, etc. - things that only humans do?

|> How can we measure the "mind"?  What is the source of energy for the
|> "mind"?  Where is it located?  What is it made of, matter or energy?  If
|> energy, what kind of energy?  What is the nature of the brain/mind
|> interface? 

well, if it's not an entity that _can_ be subject to scientific analysis,
if the scientific approach/mindset can_not_ know some ``things'' that
nonetheless have some real reality, that answers your questions.

|> >-=Prat=-
|> >ps)  I did not mean to offend anyone.  If I did, I am truely sorry.  I'm just 
|> >trying to express what I believe in.
|> Tom
|> -- 
|> Tom

(just a thought...)


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