On Oct 2, 9:28 am, Stathis Papaioannou <stath...@gmail.com> wrote: > > So you do believe that ion channels will open without an observable > cause, since thoughts are not an observable cause. A neuroscientist > would see neurons firing apparently for no reason, violating physical > laws.
Thoughts are observable to the thinker. No physical laws are violated. When a person thinks of gambling, the associated neurons fire for that reason. The firings have a proximate cause - changes in voltage or polarity, etc, but those phenomena also are activated because the person who they are part of thinks of gambling. Both the thought and the mechanism are part of the same thing, a thing which has it's only existence as the dualistic relation between the two. If you stimulate the amygdala in a gambler directly with electromagnetically charged instruments, then they will likely be reminded of the feeling of gambling. If you stimulate the area in someone who has never gambled, the would be reminded instead of the feeling of jumping across a creek or lying to their teacher or something. It is bi-directional. I don't understand why that would be such a difficult concept to consider. I can put a magnet onto the screen of a CRT and cause it to change colors, or rub my eyes with my hands to see colors and patterns but that doesn't mean that they have to be manually manipulated that way to function. Craig -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.