explaining the brain
Stephen Paul King
spking1 at mindspring.com
Tue Dec 8 11:58:40 EST 1998
"Gary H. Merrill" <gmerrill at mindspring.com> wrote:
What a wastefull endeavor! Shall we debate the number of
angels that can dance on the head of a pin?
I highly recommend Gerald Edelmann's book Bright Air,
Brilliant Fire for an empirically backed model of Mind...
>Walter Eric Johnson wrote:
>> Ray Scanlon (rscanlon at wsg.net) wrote:
>> : We aim for a rational explanation of how the brain works.
>> Why not aim for a true explanation of how the brain works?
>Because that's too hard. It requires a lot of investigation in terms of molecular
>biology, physiology, biochemistry, and all that other stuff that is really
>*hard*. You know: endless hours in the lab designing and carrying out empirical
>investigations, making testable hypotheses and then testing them. Yuck! Who
>needs all that? What a waste of time, money, and effort. It's much more fun,
>fruitful, and cost effective to just speculate in the absence of empirical
>criteria and results.
>-- Gary Merrill
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