Inventing the Self

Neil deGrasse Tyson – Identity in Brain

September 20th, 2013 by Kristina Bodetti · 1 Comment

I realize that the following is only 2 sentences and not an entire scientific or philosophical argument, however, it was interesting to read and related to what we’ve been discussing.

World renowned Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson posted the following comment on twitter:
“Our identity is located in our brain. So the executioner’s command “Off with his head!” should really be “Off with his body!””

Mr. Tyson is a brilliant man and the director of the Hayden Planetarium here in NYC. It also seems that he agrees with some of the authors we’ve discussed so far in the belief that self is connected to the brain.

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