"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

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Thursday, May 08, 2014

Human Mind or Fruit Fly Brain?



The physical brain may be crudely modeled on fruit fly and computer mechanics. But the principle of the historically developing mind of humanity writ large will never be made to fit into an arithmetic "base" of symbolic logic as Kurt Gödel so devastatingly proved. The well tempered contrapuntal musical development of J.S. Bach and his epigones, which is part and parcel of this uniquely human higher cognitive principle of "mind," will forever elude such crude reductionists' comprehension.

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