Modelling the human brain by modelling its evolutionary emergence

Frans van der Walle fw.novoware at wxs.nl
Fri Mar 1 02:31:31 EST 2002


Glen M. Sizemore <gmsizemore2 at yahoo.com> schreef in berichtnieuws
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> 1 What is your definition of the notions 'mind' and 'scientific'?
>
> GS: The term "scientific" was never at issue. That you ask "What is your
> definition of..." shows a very, very typical misunderstanding. The
"meaning"
> of "mind" is no less than all of the ways it is used. So "my" definition
> does not really matter. My position is that the "mind" is as worthless as
> "ether" or "phlogiston."
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How do you identify the functional properties of the phenomenon 'Man'?
Frans van der Walle
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>
> 2 Do I understand correctly that you see mind and brain as two completely
> separate entities? Or is your opinion the other way around; what is then
the
> relationship between mind and brain?
>
> GS: Basically, I am saying that there is no such thing as the mind.
>
>
> 3 You state that nothing is stored in the brain. What is your explanation
> for remembering now what you did yesterday?
>
> GS: The brain is changed by exposure to the environment. It does not
follow
> that anything has been stored.
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'To change' is a synonym of 'to store'!
Frans van der Walle
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