Wednesday, May 29, 2013

"The Human Neocortex is More Complex than a Galaxy": Carl Sagan and Roger Penrose

The neocortex, Latin for "new bark," is our third, newly human brain in terms of evolution.

It is what makes possible our judgments and our knowledge of good and evil.

It is also the site from which our creativity emerges and home to our sense of self.


We are a local embodiment of a Cosmos grown to self-awareness.

We have become starstuff pondering the stars. -- Carl Sagan

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