Would knowing how the brain works lead to madness?

Discussion in 'General Philosophy' started by Why?, Oct 12, 2007.

  1. Why? Registered Senior Member

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    Well, explain to me how the infinite amount of knowledge of an omnipotent being could fit in the finite space of the human brain?
     
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  3. Ripley Valued Senior Member

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    How does God's brain work???
     
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  5. Why? Registered Senior Member

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    I don't know.
     
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  7. Ripley Valued Senior Member

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    Then why... a brain?
     
  8. (Q) Encephaloid Martini Valued Senior Member

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    The "space" of a human brain has nothing to do with it's ability to retain knowledge.
     
  9. Why? Registered Senior Member

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    God probably doesn't have a brain in the least bit comparable to a human brain. God obviously has thought processes which we can attribute to a "brain". But, certainly not a brain in the traditional sense.
     
  10. Why? Registered Senior Member

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    The "space" of a human brain limits the quantity of knowledge it can handle. There are only a certain number of neurons that can fit within a human skull.
     
  11. Cyperium I'm always me Valued Senior Member

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    I think that we are on the level of knowledge that we can handle (don't think massivly, but individually). Too little knowledge isn't that fun, too much isn't that fun either, but I don't think things would seem meaningless, it's only what many scientists describes it as (and/or believe), and it depends on what you do with the knowledge, what you can gather from it.

    Knowledge should allways be presented in a way that makes you wonder, or that gives you something, not in the dull way teachers often present it (even if they can have their moments, I give you that).

    I hope you get what I mean.

    About the brain; I don't think anyone knows exactly how it functions, but I think that it can be known, but that we probably shouldn't know, because of the risk of altering something that is best kept as it is.
     
  12. Why? Registered Senior Member

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    Paralysis by Analysis! Beware of knowing your own most secret thoughts!
     
  13. shichimenshyo Caught in the machine Registered Senior Member

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    Its called neuro psychology....I know a few and no no they arent crazy
     
  14. Why? Registered Senior Member

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    But, neuropsychology hasn't advanced to the point where you could know definitively about the origin of your thoughts and feelings. So, maybe future neuropsychologists will go nuts.
     
  15. shichimenshyo Caught in the machine Registered Senior Member

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    I think about how my mind works all the time and it doesnt drive me crazy it just interests me, if you go crazy thinking about thinking I think you have an underlying mental disorder
     
  16. Nickelodeon Banned Banned

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    Sometimes I think about why I think.
     
  17. spuriousmonkey Banned Banned

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    does it drive you crazy?
     
  18. Nickelodeon Banned Banned

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    I don't think so.
     
  19. shichimenshyo Caught in the machine Registered Senior Member

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    Does it make you a driver of the crazy???? do you know the meanings of the mind ....@ERWEGWEGAEGEtaet
     
  20. Why? Registered Senior Member

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    There is a difference between thinking about how your minds works, and actually knowing how your mind works. I doubt you are a neuropsychologist, and even then, science hasn't advanced to the point of actually knowing how the mind works. However, with MRIs now showing the intricacy of thought patterns, we may be getting close to actually knowing how the mind works.
     
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  23. Why? Registered Senior Member

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    Give me a break! You don't know how the mind works. Sure, you can give names to structures in the brain, but that doesn't mean you know how it works. Explain consciousness then, smarty.
     

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