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Salvo 46

Salvo 46

Column: Operation ID — Topic: IDSalvo #46

Beyond Adaptation

The Human Brain Is Something New by Ann Gauger


Who or what are we? The materialist viewpoint is that we are matter in motion governed by our brains, a wetware operating system of three pounds of grey and white matter. Our identity is packed into our brains, and if they die, so do we. There is no soul, and consciousness is an illusion. Is that what we are?

From the materialist point of view, our human brains are the product of evolution—an ape-like brain grown larger and more sophisticated. Physically, a human brain is three times the size of a . . .


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