Evolution and humans: Neanderthal brain difference II (Evolution)

by David Turell @, Tuesday, May 01, 2018, 16:08 (1971 days ago) @ dhw

DAVID’s comment: This study certainly shows a species can only think with the brain it is given, and more complexity gives more complex concepts.

DAVID: Further comment: It is interesting that dhw has never commented on this post which makes the pint a species can only think with the brain it is given and that brain can limit conceptualization by its s/s/c.

dhw: I answered you on Saturday 28 April under “Big brain evolution: learning new tasks”: “Yes, it takes the materialist view for granted: that the material brain is the source of concepts. You have once again forgotten that you are a dualist.” You replied, and we then faffed around with your computer analogy.

Thank you. I had forgotten the reply as it was tucked into a different thread. I have not forgotten I am I dualist. You simply refuse to accept the point that the s/s/c must work with the brain it is given in any given species. If that brain is wired differently than another brain in complexity, the capacity for complex thought will necessarily differ. It is obvious from artifacts produced by the brain of any given species. Any s/s/c uses the brain to produce thought. No s/s/c is separate from the brain it resides in. Separation is at death. And the point is obvious in the poor schizophrenic who does not want garbled thought, but must seek medication to fix his brain so his desired thought appears properly. Many mild schizophrenics can recognize their thinking is 'off'.

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