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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
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#49 - martycamp
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Been playing it?
#47 - alucardshellhound
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#34 - antiphates
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That is Lyall Watson's quote... If anyone is wondering...
User avatar #33 - theangryrussian
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If a man can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl he is not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.
#32 - deadfeds **User deleted account**
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User avatar #28 - hidemoto
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Was* if the brain was.
#39 to #28 - broorb
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"If I were" is the subjunctive tense, and 'were' applies.
User avatar #41 to #39 - hidemoto
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If it should apply to brain it should be the brains were. But since it's only one brain, it is the brain was. If it said if I were, it would be correct, but it doesn't. I might be wrong since english isn't my first language.
#74 to #41 - anon id: 2575250b
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you are wrong
#43 to #41 - broorb
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Oop - sorry, just saw your main point. No, it'd still be 'if the brain were'.
#42 to #41 - broorb
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Aye, I'm afraid you are: in the Subjunctive tense (using possibility - 'if'), 'was' becomes 'were'. If it had been definite, it would be 'was' - as in, I was angry. However, using if, becomes 'if I were angry'.

Not all languages have a subjunctive sense. Spanish has it too, though, and similar rules apply.
User avatar #44 to #42 - hidemoto
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I think i confused some rules of the Danish language, with the english. Because in Danish you can't replace "The brain" with "I" which would make your argument invalid. But alas, I admit defeat.
#45 to #44 - broorb
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Ahaa, I see. Yeah, subjunctive's confusing and most people forget/don't know when it applies, so 'if it was' is used a lot but sounds a little wrong.

This has a great table, if you ever need a reference. :)
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_subjunctive
#52 to #45 - anon id: 8168a14a
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but isn´t "if the brain were" present subjunctive?
#63 to #52 - broorb
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Sorry, totally confused myself there. :p

Present subjunctive:
that I be
that he/she/it be
that we/you/they be

Past subjunctive:
if I were
if he/she/it were
if we/you/they
#64 to #63 - broorb
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...if we/you/they were*
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User avatar #46 to #45 - hidemoto
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Thanks, I guess you learn something everyday.
#66 to #46 - broorb
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No problem.
#31 to #28 - anon id: ffdde0fa
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were*
User avatar #29 to #28 - anaphase
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I thought "were" was ok too?
#25 - sweetroller
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User avatar #19 - auryn
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You don't need an eye the size of a mountain to see a a mountain.
#114 to #19 - anon id: 972e34dc
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True, but we can never research our own consciousness and "mind" per se, because things can be subject of research only to those outside the object itself. In other words, something can only be measured when you have means to observe it from outside. A simple example: if one was always to live inside an impenetrable object, he could never know what color it is from the outside. The same is with human mind. We can never observe own mind from the outside, because the only means of observation is the mind itself.
User avatar #144 to #114 - auryn
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Whether the only means of observation is the mind itself is very much debatable.

I agree with you that the mind can never know itself through the mind itself, but this doesn't mean that the mind can not be transcended.
User avatar #101 to #19 - zionsype
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You don't need an eye the size of an a to see there's 2 a's
#23 to #19 - calibree
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User avatar #20 to #19 - MegaAwesomeSauce
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What you just said was one of the smartest things I have heard anyone say in a long time.
#16 - hakusprite **User deleted account**
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Brains aren't simple so we can't understand! QUIT MESSING WITH MY HEAD.
If anyone needs me, I'll be in the angry dome.
#17 to #16 - hakusprite **User deleted account**
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Brains... grafnff,... Simple... OooH!
Brains... grafnff,... Simple... OooH!
#14 - mintnip
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NO. Nuh uh. NO, DON'T BE ****** WITH MY MIND OP!! NOT COOL!!
NO. Nuh uh. NO, DON'T BE ****** WITH MY MIND OP!! NOT COOL!!
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#18 to #12 - wertologist
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#9 - thernandez
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You know whats a real mind ****.....


"The brain named itself"



******* MIND EXPLOSION
#79 to #9 - jimmyprice
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what if we all see colors differently but we wont know cause the names are the same
pic unrelated
#36 to #9 - anon id: 09c9cf8d
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brain and thought are different things
its like saying the leg is a kick, it makes no sense
#10 to #9 - anon id: 3161e24a
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What language do deaf people think in?
#59 to #10 - anon id: 5336ea7d
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You think in strands, or like chain links. Every link is similar to a memory, as there are sensations of touch, taste, hearing, sight, and smell associated with each link. We build these links in a very rapid and free flowing fashion (like when you perform a task for hours and you are flying on autopilot). Though it seems like you can have a dialog in your head, and most of your thoughts are composed of words, you are actually just writing a summary of thoughts. To clarify a bit, I'll use an example. I say the word orange. You immediately think of either the fruit or the color. If you hold that thought in your head you will create a visual almost immediately. Now think of how the fruit smells, the texture of its skin, the taste. You will make that orange quite defined, to the point where it could be real. That defined image, smell, texture, and taste of the orange is a "link". You can have an upper limit of thousands of links formed per second by the conscious brain alone. When you put those links together, you "think". And therefore, language is completely unnecessary for human thought - and actually rather seldom used. And finally, you might ask what a blind/deaf person would "see" or "hear" in their links. Assuming they were disabled from birth, they might incorporate another element to replace the sensation (like mathematical values or temperature), but usually they just use the sense in a more abstract way.
User avatar #38 to #10 - neokun
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You dont really think in a language, although you can still understand your own thoughts.
User avatar #26 to #10 - auryn
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I'm not deaf and I'm not blind, and still I don't think in "language" most of the times.
#13 to #10 - twilightdusk
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I've heard it said that deaf people think in images rather than words.
#22 to #13 - roarflmao
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what if someone is deaf and blind?
#131 to #22 - wetnoodle
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User avatar #100 to #22 - zionsype
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Then they don't know ****.
User avatar #30 to #22 - assravager
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I know this sounds weird, but deaf and blind people think in sensations. They literally think in feels, like how the brain recognizes that fire can burn or how when thinking of a spider on your skin your skin will crawl. They associate feelings with certain instances, even though they don't know that they're touching wood, they can identify wood because they're brain will match the sensations. Science is hard to explain when you have absolutely no experience and never will have any experience in the matter.
#140 to #30 - anon id: 843348c1
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If they're born that way yeah but most will just be put down so as not to suffer.

And how will you explain a blind+deaf+numbed sensations person? How would they think? well im just waiting for my red thumbs cause im an anon so im goin out
#68 to #30 - roarflmao
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Thank you, now when you said it, it seems so obvious :) Starting to wonder what would happen if all people thought in that way..
#56 to #30 - wrpen
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<how a both deaf and blind person thinks
#11 to #10 - pedobearson
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probably text english
User avatar #15 to #11 - mintnip
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Not everyone will be able to understand English text... what about other languages?
#142 to #15 - pedobearson
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Text-native language if you want to get specific.
User avatar #8 - Mephizto
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yes
#7 - BlahDude
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One of my favorite quotations :) It just makes sense in a beautiful way
One of my favorite quotations :) It just makes sense in a beautiful way
#6 - theredchocobo
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**theredchocobo rolled a random image posted in comment #6827625 at FJ Pony Thread ** mfw wat
User avatar #4 - sloar
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As heard in Civ V when you research biology
User avatar #124 to #4 - piplh
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I love those quotes, a lot of them make you think.
#98 to #4 - anon id: ff2f69e5
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I think you mean who ever said this. Civ V uses real life quotes when you get a tech
#3 - anon id: bf2bbc98
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did you know there are computer programs that can print their own source code? just sayin'
#2 - redwolfradolf
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wat?