All Blog Posts Tagged 'Consciousness' (3)

"Free Will" is really Free Won't

Some Neurologists Jokingly consider Free Will as Free Won't.

Because of how they now believe Consciousness works.

"The prefrontal cortex is the latest structure to appear in the evolution of the brain, and is the structure that shows the greatest development between humans and our closest biological relatives. Furthermore, it is known to mediate a great deal of the abilities considered distinctly human, such as planning, reflection, and empathy, all of which…

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Added by Dyslexic's DOG on October 11, 2013 at 2:00am — 5 Comments

The Origin of Consciousness

The mystery surrounding the nature and origin of consciousness is the last toehold that non-rational thinkers have in the debate about human origins. If you accept everything that is known about science in general and evolution in particular, we are still left without a broadly accepted answer in the scientific community. And this leaves lots of room for illogical religious assertion. I have written a paper which places the origin of consciousness squarely within modern evolutionary theory as… Continue

Added by Mark Friedman on April 17, 2011 at 9:33am — 4 Comments

Unholy Thoughts; A poem

 

Atoms, molecules, and cells;

Skin and bone and organs...

 

Conscoiusness, thoughts, and emotions? I am feeling and moving and trembling.

Thoughts of everything and nothing floating about my mind; jumbled and mixed together, like a puzzle that is never quite solved. A jigsaw in my head, screaming to fit together, longing for its proper place.

 

Darkness encroaching on the light, making happiness meaningless yet glamorous. Unattainable solace…

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Added by Valles Marineris on March 15, 2011 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

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