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What the Mind is and How it Works The first section of this book addresses the question whether or not the mind actually exists Some believe the concept that because the mind does not have physical abundance that it does not exist at all Bros goes on to say that If we mistake concepts for fact we will become increasingly ignorant of reality After this one would think that the author would go on to explain his view however Bros does no such thing and rather leaves the issue hanging The book goes on to talk about insults and how they affect our minds and bodies Insults are not of physical abundance but our mind generates them and the effects occur within our bodies and hurt Physical harm is controlled in our society and many times emphasized with However mental harm is not controlled and the results are many a times looked down upon Bros believes that there is no difference between a physical blow well aimed and a mental blow well aimed The 1st crushes muscle and blood from the outside the 2nd from the inside He also believes that if there is a difference in degree between the two it favors the first The damage from a physical blow comes to an end when the physical impact ends A mental blow reoccurs whenever we think back Physical blows hurt Mental blows keep on hurting The author also disagrees strongly with the belief that we use only a fraction of our brain-in fact he refers to it as absurd He uses Darwins theory as the basis of his argument He states that nature does not create a complex of tissue the size of the human brain so that we can utilize 1 of it I very much agree with Bros on this one The rest of the book goes on to explain Peters theory on how our minds actually work and what
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