Origin of thought

Peter F fell_spamtrap_in at ozemail.com.au
Mon Dec 27 07:45:05 EST 2004


Hello both of you,
"Zigoteau" <zigoteau at yahoo.com> wrote in message news:1103974913.418175.102300 at c13g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
> Hi, Jim,
> 
> > Are there any evidence for or against that thinking starts in the
> brain? Or
> > is the brain a tool for something else unknown?
> 
> There is plenty of evidence that thinking starts, proceeds, and
> finishes in the brain. With positron emission tomography it is possible
> to observe the correlation of brain metabolism with various thinking
> processes.
> 
> There are still many people who find this incredible. However the
> argument from personal incredulity is not terribly strong, and AFAICS
> there is no evidence for thinking occurring anywhere else.
> Merry Christmas,
> 

I would say the same thing more bluntly. That there are no evidence 
other than that our thinking (and all our feelings - not to be forgotten) 
is entirely a matter of What Is going on in biological brainspacetime.

If one is the type who tends to seek emotional ease and comfort 
from crude but cuddly cognitive contortions and constraints, then one should avoid  
unresolvable (hard-to-digest) ultimately general, logically provable and 
lacking logical counter argument, concepts such as "What Is". 

In my view, "What Is" carries the likewise intellectually indigestable idea of Infinity 
within its most 'globally smeared-out' - hence maximally requiring of 
a "Tolerance Principled" rational-philosophical attitude - meaning.
 
The meaning of a "tolerance principled attitude" is, to me, a extrapolation and 'concrete' philosophical application 
of Heisenberg's "uncertainty principle".)

P



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