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NCC1017spock

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#1 8 years ago

[COLOR=black]So, the question I bring to you, is more to generate debate, then to answer my own question... I am not religious, nor have I ever been. I know different religions have different explanations for this, and I am open minded to all religious, and/or scientific explanations and ideas.[/COLOR] [COLOR=black] [/COLOR] [COLOR=black]So, the mind... Is it separate from the body in a spiritual/energy sense? Could it have capabilities we are not yet aware of, able to use, or understand, or comprehend?[/COLOR] [COLOR=black] [/COLOR] [COLOR=black](to add-) Could various drugs or substances, events, or practices religious or otherwise contribute to the enabling of cretin capabilities? Or focus them, even if just to the point that we are able to d[COLOR=black]istinguish [/COLOR]them as something more, or something "extra"? [/COLOR] [COLOR=black] [/COLOR] [COLOR=black]The point- Are we able to do more with our minds then just dream, think, compare, and rationalize? Are we capable of more than these already complex functions? Can at times we do more?[/COLOR] [COLOR=black][/COLOR] [COLOR=black][COLOR=black](this is a very broad subject, so anyone that wants to, please join in!)[/COLOR] [/COLOR]




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#2 8 years ago

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NCC1017spock;5369999Could it have capabilities we are not yet aware of, able to use, or understand, or comprehend?[/QUOTE]

[/COLOR] Most definately, dreams for example, we do not understand, we have the ability to analyze them to to give us a good idea of what they mean. Such as "Chasing" dreams, where you are being chased by "x", this tells us that you may be afraid to confront "x", so you keep running. That's a really obvious example. Our mind may have capabilities we are not yet aware of, such as mind control. Eventually we could find out how to control the minds of others if we concentrate in certain ways. We use roughly 10% of our brain while awake, imagine what we could do with 90%. [COLOR=black][QUOTE=NCC1017spock;5369999]The point- Are we able to do more with our minds then just dream, think, compare, and rationalize? Are we capable of more than these already complex functions? Can at times we do more?[/COLOR] Why not? So much untapped potential, as I said above. I could start a whole debate on dreams alone, in my opinion the most fascinating part of our minds.




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#3 8 years ago

NCC1017spock;5369999[COLOR=black]So, the mind... Is it separate from the body in a spiritual/energy sense? Could it have capabilities we are not yet aware of, able to use, or understand, or comprehend?[/COLOR][/quote]I'd say a solid yes here. We only actually use a small percentage of our brain (I forget what that percentage is). I believe there is a lot of potential to be unlocked from within, whether this be a natural thing with evolution, or something we'll work around with science is yet to be determined.

NCC1017spock;5369999[COLOR=black]The point- Are we able to do more with our minds then just dream, think, compare, and rationalize? Are we capable of more than these already complex functions? Can at times we do more?[/COLOR][/QUOTE]There are stories and such that there are people out there who can do more than the average other person, obviously none of this has any proof mind.

The thing is, if someone one day came out and said "I'm telekinetic", they'd either be captured by the military and locked away for experimentation, or people would be afraid of them. It makes more sense to keep quiet on such.

[QUOTE=Schofield;5370016]Our mind may have capabilities we are not yet aware of, such as mind control. Eventually we could find out how to control the minds of others if we concentrate in certain ways.

Didn't the German's (apparently) play with this during WW2? [QUOTE=Schofield;5370016]I could start a whole debate on dreams alone, in my opinion the most fascinating part of our minds.

I'm thinking a second thread is called for. :nodding:




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#4 8 years ago
Schofield;5370016We use roughly 10% of our brain while awake, imagine what we could do with 90%.

This is a myth. We use the entire brain, but not all of it is needed simultaneously. Different parts of the brain accomplish different tasks, and we use all of them at some point.

There is no functionality in the human brain for mind control, telekinesis or any other meta-physical abilities. The physical laws don't support such abilities, nor do our brains have the mechanisms required.

If you ask me, the ability to think, or to rationalise, or to imagine, are already amazing abilities considering what the brains of our animal cousins are capable of. We don't need to invent impossible abilities to further distinguish ourselves from the animal kingdom.




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#5 8 years ago

Using 100% of your brain, in the sense of having everything firing at once, would be known as a seizure I believe. =p




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#6 8 years ago

[COLOR="Black"]I recently read an article about a study of the recovery from health problems by people with various degrees of faith. It showed that the mind can have an effect on the body, which isn't really news considering that the placebo effect has been known for ages.

As for more esoteric idea such as out of body experiences, immortal souls etc. - I have never seen evidence for something like that. It would be nice if the soul was immortal, but I wouldn't count on it.[/COLOR]




NCC1017spock

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#7 8 years ago

Yes, I too think that above all, dreams are the most interresting parts of our mind. I often remember alot of mine, so its neat to try and figure out what they mean.

As for 10% of our minds? Im not sure if thats true, however using 100% of our mind also sounds like it would kill us :lulz:

Another question, do you think it would be possible for two people to (im not really sure how to word this correctly) but have there minds join, such as they are independent in thought, but you can share a collective awareness? Or like certin sensory imputs can be felt by both people?




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#8 8 years ago
As for 10% of our minds? Im not sure if thats true

Yeah it's not true at all.




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#9 8 years ago

The "10% myth is a lie" started came from an American psychologist in the 1800's, and so is the idea that we only use 10%, from the early 1900's. Saying it's a myth doesn't help out the argument at all. That said, I meant to say 10% of our brains potential, not of it's power. We use our entire brain, but not to it's fullest extent (obviously). There aren't really any accurate answers on how much of our brain is used, only theories based on what certain parts of our brains do. So basically, everything is theory.




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#10 8 years ago

Yeah, but there are theories backed by evidence and a history of neuroscientists trying to linch each other and then there are theories the crazy people have come up with by consulting the pattern on the top of their coffee - so...