Category Archives: Brain Science

Free thinker?

[ 10/August/21 – Walter Askes …”About 75 % of my unconscious thought structures were formed by ( external) indoctrination; the remaining 25 % I have acquired through my critical thinking. Now I have the impression that I am almost 100% … Continue reading

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Daniel S – comment on science as belief

Daniel S – comment on science as belief [ 25/May/21 ] Hi Daniel, It is clear that human neural networks have a very strong set of biases for simple answers to complex questions. The major evolutionary and developmental reasons for … Continue reading

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Foundations of Logic – Wrongness of consciousness?

[ 20/May/21 Walter Kant – Foundations of logic asked – “Is consciousness a major source and cause of human errors of thought, human misconceptions and misleading faiths? Yes or No. My contribution:Consciousness is created by the brain, so only a … Continue reading

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Feelings vs reason

Walter Kant asked – Feelings, emotions versus philosophical reason: Can feelings and emotions defeat or replace philosophical reason? Yes or No? [ 13/April/21 ] Have you stopped beating your grandmother yet? Yes or no? All questions and answers rely on … Continue reading

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Response to Sam Harris on the illusion of free will

Final Thoughts on Free Will (Episode #241) [ 18/Mar/21 Comment on Youtube] It seems to me that Sam has such faith in determinism, that he really cannot conceive of what free will might be. And I grant the truth of … Continue reading

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BrainsciencePodcast.com Carol Travris – beliefs

Carol Tavris – Mistakes Were Made (but Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts [ 11/1/21 ] I have listened to all of these podcasts (they are all worth listening to), but this one … Continue reading

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What determines intelligence?

What determines human intelligence? [ 11/1/21 ] What do you think you mean by the term intelligence? We now have vast evidence sets suggesting that human experience can only ever be of a subconsciously assembled model of reality, never reality … Continue reading

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High speed travel

Comment on Lifeboat foundation facebook page to a link toVIRGIN HYPERLOOP WONDERS: WHAT DOES 600 MPH TRAVEL DO TO THE BRAIN? [ 8/11/20 ] High speed train travel in vaccuum tubes is a very old idea. I wrote about it … Continue reading

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Ginger Campbell’s interview with Seth Grant

Ginger Campbell’s interview with Seth Grant [ 12/10/20 on my facebook page] This is the best podcast I’ve listened to in a while. Yet another level of complexity in the brain – deeply more complex. I suspect more to come. … Continue reading

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Lifeboat foundation link to Neuralink

[ 12/10/20 Lifeboat foundation link to Neuralink] So many levels of trust required for that to happen that I simply do not have in the economic and political and technological systems we have at present. Far too much incentive to … Continue reading

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