minds and brains

Jerry Hull ZZZghull at stny.lrun.com
Wed Dec 9 21:55:09 EST 1998


On Wed, 9 Dec 1998 21:28:07 -0500, "Ray Scanlon" <rscanlon at wsg.net> wrote:

>We aim for a rational explanation of how the brain works. It must be based
>first on the molecular biology of the neuron. Second, on the anatomy of the
>nervous system. Third, we ask that the explanation pay attention to those
>aspects of the nervous system that are reflected in the subjective view of
>the brain as experienced by the mind.
>
>As a starting point we take the position that the mind has no causal powers.
>The mind is completely extraneous to our explanation of brain activity. The
>brain would act just as well with no mind present, but an explanation of
>brain activity that ignores the mind will not satisfy many people. 

Some people are so mindless.

--
Jer
"You can only find truth with logic if
you have already found truth without it."  G. K. Chesterton



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