If you don’t mind it don’t madder

“But I don’t want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked.
“Oh, you can’t help that,” said the Cat: “we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.”
“How do you know I’m mad?” said Alice.
“You must be,” said the Cat, “or you wouldn’t have come here.”
(Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Chapter 6)

I think my mind has a brain of its own or is it my brain has a mind of its own. Either way it’s some serious shit and it is creating way too much noise inside my head. Shit it’s already to crowded enough in there.

So where do you fall. Do you believe that without a brain, the mind cannot exist? The brain is easy…it’s a key organ in the human body, it’s composed of a bunch of nerves and blood vessels and it’s where all the shit takes place. You know the shit….the brain coordinates thoughts, movement, feelings and can be taken out and physically examined.

Meanwhile the mind can’t be taken out and poked, prodded and sliced up. The mind is more about thought processes…..I think. The mind helps govern how we think, feel and respond. Though the brain may coordinate the physical responses to the mind, the mind coordinates how we respond…I think

Can you have one without the other. What does mind over matter really mean? If you alter you brain does it alter your mind? If it’s not all one in the same then what is it?

The concept of dualism is rooted in the belief that the working brain and the mind are not the same; they find it hard to believe only brain function (all those firing neurons and neurotransmitters) is enough to explain and support consciousness. I think it was Descartes (oh Rene you drunken fart) who wrote that dualism identifies mind with the consciousness and self-awareness of itself, with an ability to distinguish itself from the brain, but he still called the brain the seat of intelligence.

Dr. Jacob Sage wrote, “a functioning brain is identical to a conscious mind.” What do you think?

I for one will have none of that
Said the man with the name the rhymes with that
That for which my name sounds very much like
Has a brother with a name that rhymes with like
Like i do, not because it’s my duty
Of course my sister has a name that rhymes with duty


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  1. Meredith Sweeney

    Been a while since I stopped by here….
    Since you asked: I believe that the mind exists aside from the brain. While we are in our earthly bodies, our brains and our minds are hard wired together. We cannot conceive, except theoretically, that the mind and brain are distinct from one another. And really, is it necessary to know for a fact that the mind exists beyond the brain? It comes down to the fear of death, and the concomitant fear that when we die we lose our consciousness. It comforts me to believe that when I die, my {mind, soul, consciousness, what-have-you} goes on (albeit likely in an expanded, less egoistic form). If this is not indeed so, then I won’t know the difference anyway. I am, therefore I am.

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