And...the Question is???
Are You tryin to make a point?
Looks more like a thesis.
I donno wat to make out of all your words.
Can anyone Help?
Those posts were in response to the topic of will power and choice. Others in the topic were discussing brain experiments that tracked the reaction of the brain to choice based stimulus, to see if the brain was processing, what we call choice, first, at a pre-conscious level. If so what we feel as will and choice would actually be determinism.
I was trying to point out that the brain and consciousness is not just hardware, as these hardware experiments were assuming. The brain is not like an old fashion clock composed of little gears so the hardware; gear ratios, alone can define all output responses. Consciousness is more fluid and would be more like the modern approach of a digital clock that has both software and hardware.
Like a computer, if you probe just the hardware, you have no clue which software is running since all software can use the same hardware. That type of research data, although consistent with the philosophy of science, is half baked when it comes to consciousness and ambiguous things like will power and choice.
Next, I felt it would be useful to explain the duality of consciousness; software and hardware, and the brain by detailing some of the considerations needed to address the brain's operating system. I also suggested a different type of experiment based on the researcher becoming both the experiment and the scientist; self observation of externally induced operating system output. This type of data is closer to what we need to supplement the hardware approach. However, it starts to go outside the philosophy of science, since the data is often unique and cannot be easily verified or reproduced by other teams.
This type of data is needed to address will power and choice, however software is much different from hardware. So you do need a new approach. You cannot just place two probes onto a DVD to know the code, but rather you have to change the format; print out, to help process that data. So I thought I would get deeper into both the hardware and software to show how they connect. It is not simple but has many pieces.
The last entry was about how neurons stop replicating very early in our life and remain the same neuron for rest of out lives. This is the foundation of consciousness. Neurons will grow branches, but they never replicate again to become something slightly different; daughter cells, due to replication mutations. This lack of replication allows the body of the neuron and its DNA to avoid mutations caused by replication, which science often equates as a main source of change for evolution. They are not designed to evolve in place in a traditional hardware way; mutation.
Neurons maintain a solid OEM based DNA foundation, that can last for decades. This provides a consistent system restore point for healing the body via nervous integration to healing. It also allows the neurons to integrate all firmware changes within its branches, with epigenetic change on the OEM DNA; the never changing foundation. The changes in firmware and the epigenetic changes on the DNA are connected to sensory input and learning, both rooted in the foundation DNA. This allows the inner self a connection all the way to the DNA; while still maintaining the OEM DNA set point.
Cellular replication typically involves the dissolving of the mother cell's scaffolding which rigs and wires the inside of the cell; microtubules. Neurons not replicate, so they do not lose their OEM wiring, allowing the inner wiring to extend into the outer wiring of the dendrites and axons, and vice versa.
Epigenetic changes are change that do not alter the DNA hardware; base pairing. The DNA does not change in terms of any base or base pair. Instead epigenetic changes is another layer that can alter the expressions of genes; protein cues that can divert or rewrite the OEM DNA intent. The epigenetic layer is a type of a firmware layer on the DNA hardware. The DNA does not have room to address every situation in life. Interaction, learning and forward integration; wisdom, places this epigenetic firmware onto the OEM DNA, to enhance its real time capacity; Consciousness.