The brain assists the organization and recall of thoughts by segmenting them and associating them with stimuli. But who is doing the thinking?
We know that Darwinian evolution has a long and sordid history of entanglement with issues of race, racism, and eugenics.
Douglas Hofstadter argued in much the same vein as Henry Markham, that the brain can be understand in rules-bound machine terms.
A premise here is that abstract thought is a unique human endowment, so our colleague Wesley Smith will also find this of interest as a scientific test of human exceptionalism.
Writing at Mind Matters, Michael Egnor dissects another illustration of the “I Suck” impulse at work. It’s from his fellow neuroscientist Steven Novella.