Friday, 29 June 2007

The brain

We might say ‘my brain produces consciousness’ (let's say it generates consciousness; or let's say it defecates or excretes consciousness). On the other hand, we might, if we are religiously inclined, prefer to say ‘my brain receives or transmits or channels consciousness’. But I wonder if it mightn't be closer to the truth to say ‘my brain consumes consciousness’ ... as a candle burns wax, or an animal devours its food.

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