"The mind is a compact, multiply connected thought mass with internal connections of the most intimate kind. It grows continuously as new thought masses enter it, and this is the means by which it continues to develop."

Bernhard Riemann On Psychology and Metaphysics ca. 1860

"It is clear that the minds are the most important part of the universe, and that everything was established for their sake; that is, in choosing the order of things, the greatest account was taken of them; all things being arranged in such a way that they appear the more beautiful the more they are understood."

G. W. Leibniz

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Thursday, January 05, 2012

The Creative Mind Versus Neurology

Today I came across this research title and winced: "Is there a neurobiology of the free will?Can neurobiology help to resolve the age-old discussions about freedom, cause and chance?"

What has been known to the creative power of mind since the age old epic of Prometheus--since Heraclitus posed the ironical paradox of constant change as substance--is that the composition of the mind of mankind is like the greatest fugal music that can never, never be reduced to mere mechanical machinery; no matter its complexity.

That is the essence of all that will ever hold the beauty of truth.Those that argue otherwise are all unknowingly quite ugly. As Goya so wonderfully illustrated there are those whose faces deserve to be covered by trousers.

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