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    Exactly, rather than a persona with a brain, we are a brain with a persona.
    No. We are an organized mass of genes using our personas and brains to propagate themselves/us through space/tme. Go forth and multiply is the name of the game.
    Well, you can keep rolling back further than that. The point here was the role and function of a brain. Genes can act in many different ways that does not involve a brain or persona.
    The OP was about time. Yes, genes "misfire" but over billions of years some get lucky and more useful than others and last through time in spite of "falling trees" in the forest and floundering pnilosophers here, there, and everywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4321lynx View Post
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    Well, you can keep rolling back further than that. The point here was the role and function of a brain. Genes can act in many different ways that does not involve a brain or persona.
    The OP was about time. Yes, genes "misfire" but over billions of years some get lucky and more useful than others and last through time in spite of "falling trees" in the forest and floundering pnilosophers here, there, and everywhere.
    The discussion took a turn onto the role of the brain as the 'observer in quantum physics as it relates to Wheelers retrocausal universe and the nature of time. He based his idea on physics not philosophy, the double eraser experiment, observer effect, etc.

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    Do you have the time?
    Do human beings have free will? I can't decide.

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