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religion and the brain

Lester Zick lesterDELzick at worldnet.att.net
Mon Oct 25 11:23:22 EST 2004

On Mon, 25 Oct 2004 11:56:47 -0400, Wolf Kirchmeir
<wwolfkir at sympatico.ca> in comp.ai.philosophy wrote:

>Richard F Hall wrote:
>> On 11 Oct 2004 13:14:48 -0700, rscanlon at nycap.rr.com (ray scanlon)
>> wrote:
>>>There is a continual attempt by the religionists to show that the
>>>brain is other than the expression of the DNA. The DNA constructs a
>>>precisely connected brain and sets the rules for synaptic growth and
>>>strengthening. These rules provide the structure with which the brain
>>>alters itself to adjust to the exterior world. 
>> It's true, the dog's brain is a different basic design than a human
>> brain and each of these designs carry out different functions. [....]
>The main functions of a dog's brain and a human's brain are exactly the 
>same: to control the animal's movements, to seek food and sex, to react 
>to and control fellow members of the pack, etc.
>Humans have a few bits that are more complex than the corresponding bits 
>in a dog, but the converse is true also. There's is no basic difference. 
>The differences are all on the surface - literally, for once.

Well, let's just say that the brains of some humans are the same as
dogs in functional terms, shall we Wolf?

Regards - Lester

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