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Thats all it is – chemical reactions May 31, 2006

Posted by Sharath Rao in science.
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In Lectures by Dr. V.S. Ramachandran, Professor at the University of California (San Diego) here. where he says,

“Even though its common knowledge these days, it never ceases to amaze me that all the richness of our mental life – all our feelings, our emotions, our thoughts, our ambitions, our love life, our religious sentiments and even what each of us regards us his own intimate private self – is simply the activity of these little specks of jelly in your head, in your brain. There is nothing else.”

Does that make life hopelessly meaningless or deeply profound ?

More in an interview with Shekhar Gupta here.

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1. unitedcats - July 2, 2007

Actually, I thought quantum physics established decades ago that the idea that the universe was simply an incredibly complicated 3d clockwork mechanism was not only unsupported, it was demonstrably untrue. Also, this is kind of like saying “the universe is made of atoms interacting.” Um, true, but so what? —Doug

2. Sharath Rao - July 2, 2007

“so what ?”

Well, just that we tend to forget this, attribute higher meaning/motive to this and often kill each other over stuff like this ๐Ÿ™‚

3. unitedcats - July 2, 2007

LOL, well, I wasn’t planning on killing anyone myself over this, but point taken. ๐Ÿ™‚


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