"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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Saturday, March 19, 2016

The Mind Is Not a Computer

The incessant popularization of the dogma of so-called computer scientists and neuro-biologists alike that intelligence is just the product of electro-chemical signals is simply put insane. The wretched ontology of this is merely a "modernist" rehashing of the "school" of the British radical empiricism of Locke, et al. that Leibniz devastatingly refuted point by point in his wonderful expose New Essays on Human Understanding

The problem is that today's supposed "scientific method" is also based upon this sort of nominalist drivel. To hysterically believe that the uniquely human mind is merely an assorted aggregation of a computer-like code of ones and zeros is anathema to the rightful perspective of our qualitatively unique position in the ongoing composition of universal development. It is amazing frankly that given such an overarching debilitating and insidious epistemology controlling most academic institutions that we have yet to exterminate ourselves. 

Thus do higher institutions of learning produce labile donkeys as this excellent cartoon ironically lampoons. 

Goya: Asta Su Abelo

2 comments:

  1. Seems like you're claiming something absurd. The human body is comprised solely of chemicals (atoms and compounds) and electrical signals are charges associated with those chemicals. As far as we can understand, the entire world as it regards the human ranges from quantum to the molecular to the cellular to the organism to the external environment. From your cartoonish assinine comments, it seems that your view of intelligence is something that is external to the human. If so, why cannot it be detected by scientific means? Even the religious are not quick to ascribe the seat of intelligence to the soul. Just because we can't understand something doesn't mean we have to be stubborn and believe it cannot be true. Just because Aristotle believed that the heart was the cause of intelligence (and the brain was just for cooling the blood) doesn't mean that the brain cannot have the prime responsibility of thought. How do you explain that distinct areas of the cortex are activated in the execution of specific tasks? Bizarre blog post. Thanks for the laugh!

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  2. I really cannot do better than to display your comment re "cartoonish assinine (sic)comments" beneath Goya's wonderful cartoon of the (de)generation of asses. Indeed, I'm sure some will wonder if I had written the reply myself as a diddle.

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