Professor Marcus du Sautoy goes in search of answers to one of science's greatest mysteries: how do we know who we are? while the thoughts that make us feel as though we know ourselves are easy to experience, they are notoriously difficult to explain. so, in order to find out where they come from, he subjects himself to a series of probing experiments.
he learns at what age our self-awareness emerges and whether other species share this trait. next, he has his mind scrambled by a cutting-edge experiment in anaesthesia. having survived that ordeal, he is given an out-of-body experience in a bid to locate his true self. nd in Hollywood, he learns how celebrities are helping scientists understand the microscopic activities of our brain. finally, he takes part in a mind-reading experiment that both helps explain and radically alters his understanding of who he is.
don't worry about badger mr. p.; he sold his british brethren down the river by lording it up with a plethora of ladyboys in vietnam.
up to his nuts in guts, by all accounts.
don't let that moral mask fool you; he's a wrong un' and no mistake.
unrepentant atheist? bestial bigot more like..........
Sounds like you'd best steer clear of Ol' Blighty for a bit badger. The thought of you being caught in a cage and then shot just sends shivers down my spine. I mean, what is this, Afghanistan?
emotional flux based atmospheric pressure.
Exusmyjiberish, however, .......................why are you looking....?..///
i'm very sorry for your loss......
the right to bear arms or the right to arm bears? i say get yerselves tooled up, CB! maybe the Russians will sell some to you (gosh, how topical of you jonapi...).
in pessimistic mood, eh badger?!
human beings can do extraordinary things too. but i'm repeatedly aghast at the scales being tipped in favour of one species over another.
sad to think that all beings have so much in common, yet one is forever convinced of it's authority.
i humbly point all in the direction of ayahuasca.
Is it strange to be a turning tea cup of a natureal compression. A learning proccess from my understanding of learning as the mind. being a muscle. Expands as with knowladge based on a bio pressure system.The heart rythmicly drumming with a engine like dc vibration.
Much like the gap ,two points between 2 solar systems based on the structure of einstiens theory equation of compression.
Or is it this strange sub dead space on this pc?
Or are you realy listening??????????..perhaps its just me............ hey.........///
Possibly the best way to 'alleviate animal suffering in the long term' is to get rid of the people, not rely on people to fix it. Can't trust them one little bit.
ha ha!! just being a little cheeky, that's all, Mr. P.!!
we don't want any podiums here! true true!
maybe we can have some pizza instead of piazza though...it's gotta have anchovies on it whatever the case! mozzarella olives tomato and anchovies...mmmmmmm....
yes, that community centre was great, wasn't it? reclaiming for future generations hopefully. a magnificent enterprise.
interesting recent reports here on airlines and ferry companies being threatened by animal activists over the transportation of live animals for scientific research. many are now refusing to offer such a service.
apparently there is serious concern over lack of test subjects for cancer drugs. to be honest, i'm not sure where i stand on the matter personally; could they be used to potentially cure someone who would go on to alleviate animal suffering in the long term? or make a huge advance in the study of all beings?
i don't consider myself above any other species. wouldn't (or dare i say it, shouldn't?) a cancer sufferer offer themselves up for testing? i would. if it's to preserve the human strain, can't we be taking experiments upon ourselves? should an animal, without a voice, be plucked from it's habitat (bred for this very purpose, i feel, is no argument here; also morally wrong i believe).
my heart and conscience is torn. yes, i've witnessed first hand the terrible suffering caused by cancer in my own family. horrific.
but hand on heart...is it right to involve animals?
it surely isn't right to have innocent lives threatened by activists though; i'll say that for sure.
i just don't know really.