religion and the brain

Wolf Kirchmeir wwolfkir at sympatico.ca
Mon Oct 25 10:56:47 EST 2004


Richard F Hall wrote:

> On 11 Oct 2004 13:14:48 -0700, rscanlon at nycap.rr.com (ray scanlon)
> wrote:
> 
> 
>>There is a continual attempt by the religionists to show that the
>>brain is other than the expression of the DNA. The DNA constructs a
>>precisely connected brain and sets the rules for synaptic growth and
>>strengthening. These rules provide the structure with which the brain
>>alters itself to adjust to the exterior world. 
> 
> It's true, the dog's brain is a different basic design than a human
> brain and each of these designs carry out different functions. [....]

Nope.

The main functions of a dog's brain and a human's brain are exactly the 
same: to control the animal's movements, to seek food and sex, to react 
to and control fellow members of the pack, etc.

Humans have a few bits that are more complex than the corresponding bits 
in a dog, but the converse is true also. There's is no basic difference. 
The differences are all on the surface - literally, for once.




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