Re: Scientists locate intelligence ... in brain

From: scerir (
Date: Sat Nov 03 2001 - 10:13:51 MST


> Why was the subject of this posting "Scientists locate intelligence
> .... in brain", when the claim of the article is that intelligence is
> as much a property of the BODY and that the idea of associating it with
> just the brain is supposedly obsolete?

It seems to me they made use of "minibrains", not minibodies.

> How exactly does that support their notion that the mind can no longer
> be considered separate from the body? They made the BRAIN bigger and
> it got more intelligent, unsurprisingly. Seems rather a weak foundation
> to draw sweeping philosophical conclusions about the mind-body problem.

I agree. Chuang-tsu was ahead ...
If there is no other,
there will be no I.
If there is no I,
there will be none
to make distinctions.
-Chuang-tsu, 4th Cent., B.C.

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