Hi everything-list The current paradigm for understanding the brain and mind and their relationship appears to be "bottom-up" theories and calculations, that is, starting with the body and hoping to reach I'm not sure what.
Eventually in these theories one reaches a state of complexity that apparently can only be overcome by the emergence of new properties. If this isn't magic, I don't know what it is. There seems to be no better solution to this dilemma because although the bottom can be reasonably specified, there is no top to reach, or even if there is a top. My suggestion is that some sort of top or goal of the calculations ought to be at least suggested. Otherwise you are left to wander around willy-nihily. My own suggestion is to include a point of focus required for perception called the self. This seems to be a forbidden topic for materialists, or at least I am not aware of any attempts to specify a self. Roger Clough, rclo...@verizon.net 10/4/2012 "Forever is a long time, especially near the end." -Woody Allen -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.