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Ray Scanlon rscanlon at wsg.net
Fri Feb 12 19:55:18 EST 1999



lesterzick at earthlink.net wrote in message
<7a1v76$mgo$1 at nnrp1.dejanews.com>...
>Three questions:
>
>Does the brain think or does the mind?
>
>Can the brain think without a mind?
>
>Does the hardware run the software or does the software run the hardware?


The brain thinks, the soul (mind) is aware of the thoughts.

We can understand a brain that thinks without a mind. Whether or not a brain
that thinks must support (or might support) a soul (mind) is beyond the
capabilities of the human brain. It is better not to spend any time thinking
on that question.

The hardware runs the software. In the absence of a program, the hardware
will work, full tilt, spinning in a loop awaiting the arrival of an
instruction.

Ray
Those interested in how the brain works might look at
www.wsg.net/~rscanlon/brain.html





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