Philosophies of Science: A View from the Brain
Paul Grobstein
Outline and Figures
11 December 2002 Brown Bag Talk

The Brain as an Emerging Anthill or Capacious Bottleneck
(http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/bb/brainpsychoanal.html and http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/bb)

The Brain - is wider than the Sky -
For - put them side by side -
The one the other will contain
With ease - and You - beside-
..... Emily Dickinson
Evidence for a Bounded, Bipartite Brain

(http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/bb/blindspot1.html)


(http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/bb/freewill1.html)

The Upshot

(http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/sci_cult/csem/f01/CsemTalk.html and http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/bb/reflections/upa/UPApaper.html)

Science as "getting it less wrong"
(http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/sci_cult/truth.html
http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/~pgrobste/pragmatism.html
http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/biology/b103/f01/science.html)

Implications and Speculations: Looping the binaries

Physical concepts are free creations of the human mind, and are not, however it may seem, uniquely determined by the external world ..... Albert Einstein

No clear objective/subjective nor observed/observed distinction
(see also http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/~pgrobste/pragmatism.html and http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/sci_cult/TwoCultures.html)

Understanding is continual exploration, largely unconscious

Unconscious = metonymical ; I-function = metaphorical ?

Conscious is I-function metaphorical story of unconscious metonymical landscape

Continual "loopiness" the normal function
(http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/sci_cult/csem/f01/CsemTalk.html and (http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/bb/reflections/upa/UPApaper.html)

Science distinct by sensory input dependence for validation

Creation can occur without sensory input dependence/validation (math/art>
(http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/~pgrobste/artscience/

...... from http://brisray.4x.ro/optill/oreal.htm

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