[LINK] electromagnetic fields effect brain activity

Antony Barry tony at tony-barry.emu.id.au
Thu Jan 11 16:13:20 AEDT 2007

On 11/01/2007, at 10:21 AM, Stewart Fist wrote:

> The problem here is the old one of causality.  Surely, unless you  
> believe
> the 'mind' is something non-physical -- eg a soul -- then it is the  
> body
> that effects the mental state, rather than the other way around.

The mind is to the body as waves are to water. Each involves an  
illusion. The water in a wave essentially moves vertically but the  
wave moves horisontally. The mind appears as something we are aware  
of when most of it is not conscious and comprises a pattern of  
electro-chemical processes in axons and dendrites and between them  
not a thing.

I saw a neat comparison recently that if you believe that the human  
mind exists outside the mind and after the death of the mind you  
should believe the same of digestion and the intestines. Who knows?  
Perhaps our digestion goes to the great guts in the sky after we die.


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