Jul/Aug 2013

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Death, Where Is thy Sting-a-ling

We are stuck, then, with the brains we have, along with their specific scope and limits (one implies the other), which means we will never understand, find intelligible, or (my word this time) intuitively know anything beyond the constraints built into that brain. John Locke and David Hume realized this centuries ago and stated as much, along with affirming that consciousness and thought are entirely the product of the brain much as digestion is the product of the gastrointestinal system.

Thomas J. Hubschman