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Old September 9 2013, 03:25 PM   #125
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Re: What Happens After Death

JarodRussell wrote: View Post
Fascinating is that the brain just works but it has no idea how. Consciousness is completely detached from the processes. If it weren't, we would automatically know what the hell is going on in our bodies.
Consciousness is the the result of the process, it is not at all detached. This is obvious because we can alter consciousness by altering the brain functions. It is also untrue that "we have no idea how" the brain works. We know quite a lot about how the brain works. Not everything, much is still to be learned, of course, but we know a lot.
137th Gebirg wrote: View Post
It may be that we simply don't "know" yet how to do that. A vast majority of our brains are unused. There's a lot of room for expansion there. It won't happen overnight, but I believe that the future of evolution will not be physical so much as it will be mental and cognitive. Breaking into unused parts of the brain will yield some amazing results. Now we just have to figure out how to do that without using psychotropic drugs that could physically destroy the brain and the rest of the body in the process. We use all our brains. Every single bit. That whole "we only use 10% of our brains and have so much potential to unlock" thing is a complete myth.

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