Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Thoughts in the Womb

"Could a fetus lying in the womb be planning its future?" asks the New Scientist's Nathan Collins, reporting on new research — 'Introspection' brain networks fully formed at birth. (One has to wonder what the baby pictured in this post was thinking — A pro-abortion argument I could never understand.)

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Blogger The Western Confucian said...

All that's been dismissed on these pages was trivial philosophizing, not hard science.

12:35 PM  
Blogger love the girls said...

"Could a fetus lying in the womb be planning its future?"

No. Because capacity to act is twofold. In order to plan the future it also must sufficiently understand its surrounding environment, which it doesn't.

7:46 AM  
Blogger The Western Confucian said...

love the girls, the question posed by Mr. Collins was rhetorical.

11:35 AM  
Blogger Enbrethiliel said...


I see you picked up an amusing new friend in my absence, Joshua. =)

9:24 PM  
Blogger The Western Confucian said...

All hell breaks loose when you're not around!

12:01 AM  
Blogger Enbrethiliel said...


There's a personal edge to it, too. I don't think he'll rest until you take down your entire blog. =P He's having too much fun being annoying.

I just came off two months of Horror movies and am trying to find a plot in this. Maybe you made fun of his stutter in middle school and the opportunity has finally come for him to get some revenge. Just apologise, Joshua. ;-)

10:05 PM  
Blogger The Western Confucian said...

Enbrethiliel, fear not, as it is written: "The Gates of Hell cannot prevail against this blog." This guy probably can't even get a girlfriend.

The one fight I picked in high school was as a senior against some underclassmen picking on a mentally retarted kid. Maybe he was the punk I bitch-slapped.

12:52 AM  
Blogger Enbrethiliel said...


That would make sense, too, Joshua. =)

1:13 AM  

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