Alias wrote: ↑
June 14th, 2018, 3:15 pm
Belindi wrote: ↑
June 14th, 2018, 1:53 pm
[Where is the Mind when not in play?]
Same place as the brain when not in play. Inside a skull.
Felix wasn't talking about a human mind. He was talking about the cosmic concept of "Mind", which doesn't reside anywhere tangible.
The brain that resides in a skull is always "in play". The living brain is never inactive: even when we are unaware or unconscious, it keeps the circulation, enzymes, organs and receptors fully functional, as well as carrying out background data processing and cross-referencing.
Where is the pianist's skill when she ceases to play? In the kitchen putting the kettle on.
No. Any specialized skill when not active is on call, It's not required for other activities.
Physicists agree that there is potential energy and kinetic energy. The potential energy pertains to the same event/thing as its kinetic energy.
That may be so, but does not relate to the notion of the Universe purposefully creating creating Live through intelligent Nature in order to become aware of itself, sometimes.
The Universe purposely creating is a good poetic idea if it leads people to allegiance to the good. I do wish however that it was widely agreed that the true is a necessary subcategory of the good. The true is partly accessible to human reason.
I admit to being confused about that kinetic and potential energy thing.
Well, as Swami Rama said: "All of the brain is in the mind but not all of the mind is in the brain." As good a summation as any I'd say.
Out of body experiences are misnamed. They are probably due to hallucinations and misreporting.
Even if mind is a different Cartesian substance from extended matter e.g. brain there is no evidence for mind's separability from brain. On the other hand there are a lot of correlations between mind(subjective) and brain(objective). And many of these correlations are used therapeutically in surgery and medicine. And these correlations are even used occasionally as extenuating circumstance in criminal law.
Even if you were writing a science fiction story about disembodied mind you would be puzzled how to invent a means by which the disembodied mind would be viable, unless you introduced a deus ex machina such as daleks , or transferrable souls.
' Mind' as universal mind , if it is true, has the same problem as individuals' disembodied minds. Universal mind needs the physical world of time and relativity to actualise itself. The vermiform appendix would not exist without its physical, causal, and time dependent existence. Order in the Universe is not teleologically ordered.