On Thursday, April 4, 2013 2:05:01 PM UTC-4, Alberto G.Corona wrote:
> Even for materialists: why when the brain is in stress conditions do
> appear vivid hallucinations that probably need a high dose of
> energy instead of seeing for example a fixed image with "malfunction, we
> are on it. please relax" ???
Exactly. Although in reality, psychedelic hallucinations appear with
decreased brain activity, which is an indication to me that brain activity
indicates public facing attention, not consciousness itself.
> What I know is that there are a growing number of effects in human
> anatomy, behavior and psychology that are contemptuous considered as
> genetic drift, side effects, spandrels that really are adaptations. I can
> name a lot of them, but I don´t want to distract attention.
> The contempt is only an expression of ignorance, most of the time.
Agree. As long as we continue to view the placebo effect as a
disqualification, we are losing the larger understanding of medicine.
>> Near death experiences are real, they exist, and they are very dull. When
>> the brain is deprived of oxygen some people have hallucinations and other
>> experiences, and some of which can be pleasurable hence the popularity of
>> the dangerous practice of autoerotic asphyxia, taking LSD would be much
>> The thing that makes NDE so dull is that "N" stands for "near". Die and
>> decay in your grave for a couple of years and then come back and tell me
>> what it was like, now THAT would be interesting.
>> John K Clark
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