Lovely quotes from
Michael S. Gazzaniga, Who’s in Charge?: Free Will and the Science of the
that show how physics is made.
“I can’t Believe My Eyes!
In moment-to-moment activity, the interpreter [in the brain] is always
dealing with the changing inputs from sites in the brain where activity
is going on. Sitting under the apple tree, Isaac Newton, indulging in
that most human traits to constantly seek explanations and causes for
things, asked himself, ‘Why did the apple fall down? Hmmmm … Nothing
pushed it. Why doesn’t it go up?’ Newton was engaging in two different
types of processing concerned with causality, and we have found one
type occurs in right hemisphere, and the other in the left.”
“So when Newton observed that the apple fell but perceived no observable
interaction that caused it, he was using his right hemisphere. For other
animals, that is the end of the story. But it was not good enough for
Newton. He went to employ causal inference, the application of logical
rules, which, as you may have guessed, is a bailiwick of the left
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