I believe in a life after death. I believe that our mind and the brain are separate entities. I think that the mind survives death. Why? Because I don’t think it’s all for nothing. I don’t think we’re just biological machines roaming the planet soon to wiped out. I think there’s a bigger picture behind it. I could tell you because of near death experiences, or because of the sightings of ghosts, but all of these are controversial. But I just have a gut feeling about it.
We don’t know. The mind and body problem has eluded both philosophers and scientists for generations. Yes, we can manipulate consciousness by drugs and anesthesia. Yes we can harness the power of thought to control a robotic arm. But in my readings, I’ve found what we don’t know exceeds far more than what we know. We still don’t know the mechanics behind thought or anesthesia. We don’t know why if you believe something so hard it becomes your reality.
It makes more sense to believe that the mind and brain are the same as of right now but that’s only if you sweep all these mind over matter interactions and unknown neuronal interactions under the rug.
We still don’t know how some medications work at all. They just do, and we say, ‘yay’, and move on, but the pharmacology of most neurological drugs is just guess work.
If your wondering how the thoughts and the robotic arm works, basically electrodes translate the electrochemical impulses from neurons in your brain into a code that lets a robotic arm move.
But how did this electrochemical impulse come to be? What “force” stimulated the neuron to fire and create that impulse? You can say sensory input, like when you touch a fuzzy surface, but not all thought requires sensory input.
gerardswaysface: Is the brain and mind the same thing?
but imagine if we had tiny little dragons
the size of puppies
and they would go wherever we went sitting on our shoulders and hissing at everyone who tried to touch you because you’re their most special thing in the universe and they are so tiny it’s ridiculously cute