Is the brain necessary for consciousness?

Discussion in 'Parapsychology' started by Magical Realist, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. gamelord Registered Senior Member

    Messages:
    673
    What is the meaning behind this pet name?
     
  2. Google AdSense Guest Advertisement



    to hide all adverts.
  3. river

    Messages:
    17,307

    There is no chess M345 , you just think there is

    Simply an insult to me river , it never ends .

    Of course some people , as I have learned , can never understand . Because they simply are not capable of understanding this OP . Oh well
     
  4. Google AdSense Guest Advertisement



    to hide all adverts.
  5. exchemist Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    12,240
    River seems to be living evidence that consciousness can exist without a brain.
     
    Dywyddyr and origin like this.
  6. Google AdSense Guest Advertisement



    to hide all adverts.
  7. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldl Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    13,077
    From original post

    So reality goes against what we think????

    Probably because non existent except as 'tall tales'

    But no mention of which other pathways

    In the first 3 replace "virtually" with small problem in the thread question

    Is the brain necessary for consciousness?

    vanishes

    At the same time show me a conscious person with no brain and again question answered

    It would also answer

    Consciousness will make use of the brain, or even won’t use a brain in case of its virtual absence, but will then express itself through other pathways

    I await

    Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!

     
  8. billvon Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    21,491
    True, some seem determined not to.

    Speaking of which, you never answered the question. Did you learn what DHMO is, that evil stuff that you've demanded to be removed from vaccines? Do you now understand it better?
     
  9. pluto2 Banned Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,085
    Consciousness is probably just biological electricity and biochemistry.

    I think that neuropeptides probably have some role in consciousness.

    Without biological electricity and biochemistry there is no life.

    I think that consciousness is probably just electricity and probably along with neuropeptide chemistry as well.

    There also some theories about electromagnetism playing a role in consciousness in case if someone is interested:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electromagnetic_theories_of_consciousness
     
  10. river

    Messages:
    17,307
  11. Dennis Tate Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,154
    This all seems to fit with:

     
  12. Dennis Tate Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,154
    Could it be possible that this might be because you are SCARED of the implications the opening post?

    Please think about this another way......
    please compare the functions of one cell in .... just for example your liver?

    How much "intelligence" or computing power may that one cell have within itself somehow to perform some of the complex functions of the liver?
     
  13. Dennis Tate Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,154

    Wow!!!!!

     
  14. Write4U Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    19,810
    You can't be serious.....

    Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!


    Actually quite a bit.

    Note that each cell in your body has the ability for making a copies of itself.

    (You may want to have look at my thread about microtubules)

    I suggest you watch this video of a lecture by an anesthesiologist, a scientist who has actually studied brain function and is responsible for temporarily removing consciousness during surgery. He explains brain function and the organelles responsible for EM data processing, including mitosis and accurate copying of DNA in cell division.

     
  15. exchemist Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    12,240
    You are replying to a post made seven years ago, by a poster who last posted in that same year.

    Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!

     
    Dennis Tate likes this.
  16. river

    Messages:
    17,307
    Highlighted

    Little
     
    Dennis Tate likes this.
  17. Dennis Tate Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,154
    But the topic is a good one....
    and I have been known to get replies to some rather old discussions and they get revived later on.
     
  18. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    18,701
    Again, some members here have graduated from grade school, and are no longer motivated by threats of "scaredy-cat".

    Make grown up arguments.
     
    Dennis Tate likes this.
  19. Dennis Tate Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,154
    I am speaking for myself.....
    some of the information that I ran into related to all of this....
    did somewhat scare me personally.
     
  20. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    6,549
    Spill the beans why were you scared?
     
    Dennis Tate likes this.
  21. Dennis Tate Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,154
    On one level..... I was really scared of the idea of perhaps having been a woman in a past life!!!!?????

    http://www.allaboutchristian.com/spirituality/
    What he reported after his brush with death sure reminded me of the Dr. Ian Stevenson research?!



     
  22. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    6,549
    I'd choose to be a brain eating amoeba so I could savor what it's like to eat away at a persons soul.

    But I'd do it sexily.
     
    Dennis Tate likes this.
  23. Dennis Tate Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,154

    I plead guilty to rather hoping that some of the people that I meet on these forums might just get as obsessed with the paranormal and with near death experience accounts as I've became?

    My diabolical goal might be a tiny bit like your aspirations?
     

Share This Page