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Published: Sunday, Aug. 25 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

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T. Party
Pleasant Grove, UT

I say spend the money. If Obama can learn how to use his brain, it'll be well worth it.

Mainly Me
Werribee, 00

Psychology, now there's a joke. Psychology, actually psychiatry and science fiction have a lot in common. Both are fiction with very little science.

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

Psychology demonised as very little science. And we're putting all our eggs in the 'religion' basket?

Craig Clark
Boulder, CO

"....Actually, understanding the brain will be a resounding success without unlocking the essential mystery, which is: How does matter become conscious of itself?...."
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The question of how is interstitial with the question of why. Even if consciousness is proven to be a meat byproduct, the question of what might cause matter to wake up and smell the roses becomes all the more intriguing.

Temperature, mass, and trajectory might help explain the mechanics. But was creation set on course by a willful force or a haphazard collision? A lot of folks already have a hard and fast opinion on that, one way or the other.

gmlewis
Houston, TX

I was awed by the elegance of the question "Do we have a body, or are we a body?" That question is intrinsic to both religion and science.

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