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The purpose of the brain

 
 
yovav
 
Reply Mon 25 May, 2020 09:34 pm
Is our brain this machine - how to get what we want?
 
chai2
 
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Reply Mon 25 May, 2020 09:38 pm
@yovav,
I'll tell you what I want right now.

For you to make some sort of sense.

How in holy hell is anyone supposed to know what you mean by "how to get what we want"?

Our brain isn't a machine. It's a lump of living tissue.

The brain is composed of 40% gray and 60% white matter. The gray matter is made up of about 100 billion neurons that gather and transmit signals while the white matter is made of dendrites and axons that the neurons use to transmit signals.
farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 25 May, 2020 09:52 pm
@chai2,
you caint aways git what yew wa-aunt.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 25 May, 2020 10:02 pm
You don't really need a brain. Just a certificate of thinkology.
farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 25 May, 2020 10:22 pm
@edgarblythe,
seems I saw this idea in a movie when I was a little Farmling
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Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 25 May, 2020 11:50 pm
I could while away the hours
Conferring with the flowers
Consulting with the rain
And my head I'll be scratching
While my thoughts were busy hatching
If I only had a brain
I'd unravel every riddle
For any indiv'ual
In trouble or in pain

{Dorothy}
With the thoughts you'll be thinkin'
You could be another Lincon
If you only had a brain

Oh, I could tell you why
The ocean's near the shore
I could think of things I've never thunk before
And then I'll sit and think some more
I would not be just a nothing
My head all full of stuffin'
My heart all full of pain
I would dance and be merry
Life would be a ding-a-derry
If I only had a brain.

Gosh, it would be awful pleasin'
To reason out the reason
For things I can't explain
Then perhaps I'll deserve
And be even worthy of you
If I only had a brain


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laughoutlood
 
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Reply Tue 26 May, 2020 01:56 am
@yovav,
Quote:
The purpose of the brain




Some people call me the spaced out boy.
Yeah! Some call me the prankster of pain.
Some people call me Yovav,
'Cause I speak of the purpose of the brain.
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yovav
 
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Reply Tue 26 May, 2020 09:02 am
@chai2,
OK you right
So....Is this 40% gray and 60% white matter - Is intended to execute the will
yovav
 
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Reply Tue 26 May, 2020 09:04 am
@edgarblythe,
I guess you couldn't understand the nature of the question
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chai2
 
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Reply Tue 26 May, 2020 10:08 am
@yovav,
yovav wrote:

OK you right
So....Is this 40% gray and 60% white matter - Is intended to execute the will


Are you asking as if the brain is some kind of force or power outside of ourselves?

Our brain IS us.
We are our brain.

livinglava
 
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Reply Tue 26 May, 2020 12:03 pm
@chai2,
chai2 wrote:

Our brain isn't a machine. It's a lump of living tissue.

Everything that works mechanically is a machine, and everything works mechanically, including the brain.

Brain is the hardware, but it has many different software applications, such as senses, emotions, cognition, memory, etc.
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maxdancona
 
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Reply Tue 26 May, 2020 01:36 pm
@chai2,
Quote:
Are you asking as if the brain is some kind of force or power outside of ourselves?

Our brain IS us.
We are our brain.


No. We are not our brains. We are our genitals.

We exist to reproduce. There are plenty of organisms without brains. Every living organism has a way to reproduce.

Our brains only evolved because they were useful in helping us reproduce.
Sturgis
 
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Reply Tue 26 May, 2020 02:48 pm
The purpose of the brain parts is to keep the cranium from collapsing inward, which would make seeing, hearing, breathing and eating quite messy.
roger
 
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Reply Tue 26 May, 2020 03:19 pm
@Sturgis,
Yeah. Jelly fish have no brains, and just look at their heads.
Sturgis
 
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Reply Tue 26 May, 2020 03:21 pm
@roger,
I rest my case.

*note, I am not a lawyer, neither have I portrayed one on television, in a movie or anywhere. I did watch several episodes of Perry Mason though.
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akaDebacle
 
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Reply Tue 26 May, 2020 03:29 pm
@roger,
Ay, there's the rub. I'm after tinkin' one must have a brain to look at anythin'.

How you doing, roger?
roger
 
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Reply Tue 26 May, 2020 04:10 pm
@akaDebacle,
Finer than frog's hair.

Are you the former 'Dill Pickle' Debacle? If so, long time - no see. And welcome back!
akaDebacle
 
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Reply Tue 26 May, 2020 04:21 pm
@roger,
roger that. I'm incognitive, hence the prefix. Apropos to this topic, I suppose.
roger
 
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Reply Tue 26 May, 2020 04:28 pm
@akaDebacle,
Whack yourself on the head. If it goes 'thunk' it's not apropos to anything. If it goes squishy, squishy, you're on the right thread.
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livinglava
 
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Reply Tue 26 May, 2020 05:09 pm
@maxdancona,
maxdancona wrote:

No. We are not our brains. We are our genitals.

We exist to reproduce. There are plenty of organisms without brains. Every living organism has a way to reproduce.

Our brains only evolved because they were useful in helping us reproduce.

Some organisms reproduce more and at a younger age, and their brains play less of a role in keeping them and their young alive longer to help each other.
 

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