minds and brains

kkollins at pop3.concentric.net kkollins at pop3.concentric.net
Tue Jan 5 18:23:19 EST 1999


"Once more into the breech"... :-)

Didier A. Depireux wrote:

> [...]

> We don't know the effects quantum theory has on the brain, that is true. At
> this point, it's a bit like asking whether quantum mechanics is relevant to
> the workings of a car. You know things are fundamentally quantal, but at
> the same time you know every day chemistry and mechanics will suffice.

The brain does its stuff at the level of continuous "charge". There's
not a "quantum" thing in-there. (This despite my primitive invocation of
"quantal" release of neurotransmitters, etc. in AoK.)

And after working things through for the brain, it became clear to me
that the "quantum" hypothesis is incorrect, period. All experimental
evidence which has been interpreted as "substantiating" the "quantum"
hypothesis has just been mis-interpreted.

Physical Reality is continuous, deterministic, and exact.

I've got a pretty-good Physics library, and if you, or others, care to
lay down a "gauntlet" from the perspective of experimental results that
I can reference in my library, I'll take it up. Cheers, Didier, ken
collins



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