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    19 Jun '11 13:17
    Is thought merely the result of chemical/electrical activity in the brain?

    If so, why?

    If not, why?

    Maybe nobody really knows. What do you think?
  2. England
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    19 Jun '11 16:57
    a quote is to say knowlegde is power.
  3. Standard memberRJHinds
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    19 Jun '11 18:37
    Originally posted by josephw
    Is thought merely the result of chemical/electrical activity in the brain?

    If so, why?

    If not, why?

    Maybe nobody really knows. What do you think?
    I don't know but I suspect there is some spirit aspect to it also.
    Because God is Spirit.
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    19 Jun '11 19:28
    Originally posted by josephw
    Is thought merely the result of chemical/electrical activity in the brain?
    Yes.

    If so, why?
    That depends on what you mean by 'why'. Do you mean 'how does it work', or do you mean 'how do I know'?
    Either way, I think it is pretty obvious that it is the case. Everyone knows for example that thought can be influenced by influencing the chemical electrical activity in the brain.
  5. SubscriberProper Knob
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    19 Jun '11 19:37
    Originally posted by josephw
    Is thought merely the result of chemical/electrical activity in the brain?

    If so, why?

    If not, why?

    Maybe nobody really knows. What do you think?
    Interesting blog by neuroscientist Sam Harris on this topic -

    http://www.samharris.org/blog/item/you-do-not-choose-what-you-choose/
  6. Standard memberkaroly aczel
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    19 Jun '11 21:06
    Originally posted by josephw
    Is thought merely the result of chemical/electrical activity in the brain?

    If so, why?

    If not, why?

    Maybe nobody really knows. What do you think?
    both. cant explain why, but I suspect you have to examine what you mean by "thought" a little more...
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    20 Jun '11 00:38
    Originally posted by josephw
    Is thought merely the result of chemical/electrical activity in the brain?

    If so, why?

    If not, why?

    Maybe nobody really knows. What do you think?
    Or is chemical/electrical activity in the brain a result of a thought?
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    20 Jun '11 00:47
    Originally posted by JS357
    Or is chemical/electrical activity in the brain a result of a thought?
    Chicken/egg or egg/chicken? Lol
  9. Standard memberkaroly aczel
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    20 Jun '11 06:08
    Originally posted by JS357
    Or is chemical/electrical activity in the brain a result of a thought?
    Aye. Everything is upside down like this
  10. Standard memberRJHinds
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    20 Jun '11 06:20
    Originally posted by Proper Knob
    Interesting blog by neuroscientist Sam Harris on this topic -

    http://www.samharris.org/blog/item/you-do-not-choose-what-you-choose/
    I think this guys problem is summed up his materialistic attitude that is
    expressed in this one sentence of his as follows:

    "How can I say that I was free to do other than what I did, when the causes
    of what I did are invisible to me?"

    He can't get pass the fact that there is something other than the physical
    that may have to be considered in his ability to have free will.
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