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Tuesday, 5 July 2011


Tonight (as in, when I wrote this, which is Sunday), I managed to initiate an extremely lengthy conversation between two of my friends (well, technically three, but he didn't come in much) on my Facebook by posting this status: "Some things don't have logical explanations. They still exist, despite being unexplainable." One of them was a mathematician, who didn't like that at all. The other does science, I believe. Will check that this week (since I'm seeing him on this camp) and update. [Edit: He actually did engineering, specialising in mechatronics. That's my memory for you. :P] If you really think your head can manage it, the full conversation is here:

When I first posted the comment, my original thought was of abstract concepts like love. Yes, science tells us it's the result of hormones and neurons firing off in our brains; but do you really look at your mum/dad/sister/brother/girlfriend/boyfriend/god and think, "I feel the way I do about you because of a reaction in my brain,"? I suppose I just think that there's more to it than that. That if we made a robot and replicated the neurons firing, and the hormones happening, I don't think it would be the same. There might be something there, I dunno, but I don't think it would be the same.

What do other people think? Interested in other opinions on this.

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