On Sat, Jun 15, 2013 at 4:32 PM, Roger Clough <rclo...@verizon.net> wrote:
> Why aren't we blinded by a myriad of thoughts ?
For the same reason computers can selectively access their memories,
run some algorithms and not others and so on. This is understood in
basic computer science by any of the many variations of conditional
execution (if/then expressions).
> Olber's Paradox and the limited outreach of neurons
> by Roger Clough
> Adapting to Leibniz's philosophy of mind, each of the neurons in the brain
> is a monad
Neurons are cells. We know a lot about how cells work. We also know
that neurons communicate through neurotransmitters, that they have
activation thresholds and that they organize in super-complex networks
and that they are building blocks with sufficient expressiveness to be
Turing complete. Your theory has to be able to account for all these
things we found out since Leibniz was around.
> and all of tbhe monads in the universe are perceived
> (Leibniz uses the word "reflected", since all of the monads reflect
> the perceptions of all of the others through the Chief MONAD
> Olbers' paradox
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> "Olbers' paradox in action
> In astrophysics and physical cosmology, Olbers' paradox, named after
> the German astronomer Heinrich Wilhelm Olbers (1758�1840) and also called
> the "dark night sky paradox", is the argument that the darkness of the night
> conflicts with the assumption of an infinite and eternal static universe.
> The darkness of the night sky is one of the pieces of evidence for a
> universe such as the Big Bang model. If the universe is static and populated
> by an infinite number of stars, any sight line from Earth must end at the
> (very bright)
> surface of a star, so the night sky should be completely bright. This
> contradicts the observed
> darkness of the night."
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