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  • Adhanom Andemicael
    Dec 26, 2008
      According to Einstein, the brain contracts when it moves.(1)

      Question: Does the brain generate the mind? Below, I list four
      "propositions" for us to consider:

      1. Proposition #1 (P1): "The normal, uncontracted brain generates
      consciousness. However, the relativistically-contracted brain does *not*
      generate consciousness."
      2. Proposition #2 (P2): "The normal, uncontracted brain does *not* generate
      consciousness. However, the relativistically-contracted brain does generate
      consciousness."
      3. Proposition #3 (P3):"Both the normal and the contracted brains generate
      consciousness."
      4. Proposition #4 (P4):"Neither the normal nor the contracted brain
      generates consciousness."

      Let us consider the following statement:

      S1: "The contracted brain generates mind."

      I believe this statement is false. It seems to me that the
      relativistically-distorted brain cannot generate conscious experience.(2)

      Propositions P2 and P3 presume that statement S1 is true. However, as I
      indicate above, S1 is false. Since S1 is false, P2 and P3 are false.

      P1 states the following: "The normal, uncontracted brain generates
      consciousness. However, the relativistically-contracted brain does *not*
      generate consciousness."

      This proposition implies that the brain ceases to be conscious as soon as it
      starts moving through space.

      P4 states: "Neither the normal nor the contracted brain generates
      consciousness."

      This proposition claims that the brain *never* generates mind.(3)

      I indicate above that P2 and P3 are false. This means that either P1 or P4
      is true. I believe P4 is true.(4)


      Notes:

      1. The relativistic distortion is a real physical effect. It is not an
      optical illusion.
      2. When the brain is moving at a velocity close to that of light, the
      brain's contraction (i.e., distortion) is severe.
      3. If we accept proposition P4 as true, we have to abandon the widely held
      belief that "brain generates mind."
      4. We can abandon the notion that brain "generates" mind. However, we cannot
      deny the fact that brain and mental activity are correlated.


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      Adhanom Andemicael
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