Re: Humans are not Machines
Usually, when people say that humans (and organisms in general) are 'machines', they mean that they function through a series of physical reactions. In this way, everything is a machine, as well as composed of machines, as well as part of a machine.
You draw a comparison to computers and point out their simplicity, and that is true. The human brain is millions of times more complex than current computers, from the circuitry down to the molecular level. Yet the point is that they function on the same principles of causality, however more complex one may be than the other.
Malcolm Gladwell teaches "Get over yourself and get to work" for Big Think Edge.
- Learn to recognize failure and know the big difference between panicking and choking.
- At Big Think Edge, Malcolm Gladwell teaches how to check your inner critic and get clear on what failure is.
Turns out pushups are more telling than treadmill tests when it comes to cardiovascular health.
- The Harvard study focused on over 1,100 firefighters with a median age of 39.
- The exact results might not be applicable to men of other age groups or to women, researchers warn.
Here's why universal basic income will hurt the 99%, and make the 1% even richer.
- Universal basic income is a band-aid solution that will not solve wealth inequality, says Rushkoff.
SMARTER FASTER trademarks owned by The Big Think, Inc. All rights reserved.