Sunday, November 16, 2014

Nothing like a little scientific validation.

I said it in my book "Decisions are interpretations initiated before we're aware of making a choice at all." And further defined it here: 

"If we are not pulling the strings then who or what is? The answer is in that unknown part that is unfathomable to introspection and arbitration. Let it be between the bureaucratic cortexes against the emotional limbic system to duke it out. In the end, there can only be one final arbiter!"

Now science validates my point. Excerpted from Epoch Times:

Professor John-Dylan Haynes at the Bernstein Centre for Computational Neuroscience determined that 6 seconds before Sautoy’s conscious mind realized the decision, the brain had indicated what the decision would be.

Dr. Michio Kaku also weighs in with an important point to keep in mind:

In the first half of the 20th century, physicist Werner Heisenberg found that not everything in physics is as deterministic as Albert Einstein had adamantly stated. Famed theoretical physicist Michio Kaku explained in this Big Think video that, according to Einstein’s view, even a mass-murderer’s actions were already determined millions of years ago (But the murderer should still be put in jail, Einstein said).

“Einstein was wrong,” Kaku said. Kaku explained that Heisenberg taught us: “Every time we look at an electron, it moves. There’s uncertainty with regards to the position of the electron.”

Humans are similarly indeterminate, he said. For example, when Kaku looks in the mirror, he doesn’t feel he’s looking at himself here and now. “It’s me a billionth of a second ago, because it takes a billionth of a second for light to go from me to the mirror and back.”

He said, “No one can determine your future events given your past history.”

Click on the link below for the full article and videos. Are you your own final arbiter?