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I have been drinking... obviously. Just got to thinking that since everyone who is drunk, or otherwise in a different state of consciousness, always has ideas which sound amazing I figured here would be the best place to ask this only to those not 100% sober. What is the most intriguing deep though question you have come up with?

Mine right now is; How long would someone have to live before they run out of space for memories? I have seen shows, etc where someone is 'immortal'. If you were immortal, how long would you be able to survive until you would run out of space to store memories/experiences? I know that we do not know much about how the brain works, but still...
 
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But I thought that the 10% generalization was... a load of crap. You use your entire brain, though not all at once. I do wonder what the storage capacity is for memories only, not necessarily for latent abilities that we may not realize yet. That is a question for a new thread or doctor drunks.
 
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And another question. Why do zombies always go for the throat? Is it animal brain instinct where it is a vulnerable place, or just laziness because it is an easily fatal injury point? I mean if you were a nonthinking being who was programmed to bite you would bite what was closest or most easily accessible not go for the neck.
 

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If I was to make an educated guesstimate, I would think you are correct.
Creative license and the animal instinct combined.

That is the only way that large cats kill prey. Take it down and suffocate.
 

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Well, on average, lets say you get to 80 before Alzheimer's kicks in. They say we only use 10% of our brain capacity. So-800 years old.

Who's next?
Well, we do forget things from time to time; I wonder if those things have just not been retained, or if they've been overwritten? Seems like everything we forget would free up space for a new memory. Just a thought.
Regards, GF.
 

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If you forget something, but then remember it later, you never really forgot it. I don't think anything that is experienced/learned, is ever really is completely forgotten. Damn! I have a headache now.
 

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How long would someone have to live before they run out of space for memories? I have seen shows, etc where someone is 'immortal'. If you were immortal, how long would you be able to survive until you would run out of space to store memories/experiences? I know that we do not know much about how the brain works, but still...
Your epic question reminds me of The Man From Earth:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0756683/

It was an amazing movie; not any high end actors (that I know of), and low budget (I think), but it'll definitely get the noggin twisting into different directions.

Essentially, if you live forever, you'll start to remember things in fits and starts, like when you were a kid. You recall some things, like an object or a person, but not the entire scene that took place at the time. As you progress in years, the most recent is most likely to surface, while the obscure things from the past, or just unremarkable day to day things, are forgotten.

The quick synopsis is this: An impromptu goodbye party for Professor John Oldman becomes a mysterious interrogation after the retiring scholar reveals to his colleagues he never ages and has walked the earth for 14,000 years.
 

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A deep thought by chawagi:

History is written by the victors. If there truly is a heaven--and within that heaven there was once a battle where one faction was cast out and banished to hell--when you consider the state of the world today, what makes the masses so certain that it was the "good" side that triumphed in the battle of heaven and proceeded to dictate earthly religion?

Not looking for a religious debate here, just waxing a bit philosophical.
 

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Mine right now is; How long would someone have to live before they run out of space for memories? I have seen shows, etc where someone is 'immortal'. If you were immortal, how long would you be able to survive until you would run out of space to store memories/experiences? I know that we do not know much about how the brain works, but still...


Huh, well here's the estimated storage capacity of the human brain.... as to how long it takes to fill up ~256 exabytes... I guess that depends on how much porn you are downloading.
 

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Are we as a species going in reverse evolution? It seems people are becoming more dumb and lazy with each generation. Check out the movie Idiocracy, it will explain
 

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If I was to make an educated guesstimate, I would think you are correct.
Creative license and the animal instinct combined.

That is the only way that large cats kill prey. Take it down and suffocate.
But big cats have eons of evolutionary biology behind them. What some call instinct is just ingrained learning.

Assuming zombies would be new, I'm not sure evolutionary biology holds true.
 

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Does everyone I meet think I am a pretentious asshat, or do they see me to be an idiot just as much as I see them?
 

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BrewerBear said:
More importantly is if a squirrel falls out of a tree in the forest does the tree laugh.
This makes me think of an experience very similar to this.
Sitting in a treestand some years ago and watched two grey squirrels chasing each other around.
At one point. The chase took them to a dead branch about 15-20 above the ground and it did not support their weight and down they came; one was able to snatch a grip of a branch and slowed its fall. The other was not so lucky, it came down pretty hard and it just laid there for about a minute.
The other came over and started this slow rhythmic chirp that after about 30 seconds, sounded a lot like like a chuckle.
Eventually the second squirrel came to and they both headed off and the game began again.
 

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brewkinger said:
This makes me think of an experience very similar to this. Sitting in a treestand some years ago and watched two grey squirrels chasing each other around. At one point. The chase took them to a dead branch about 15-20 above the ground and it did not support their weight and down they came; one was able to snatch a grip of a branch and slowed its fall. The other was not so lucky, it came down pretty hard and it just laid there for about a minute. The other came over and started this slow rhythmic chirp that after about 30 seconds, sounded a lot like like a chuckle. Eventually the second squirrel came to and they both headed off and the game began again.
I figure if the tree doesn't laugh then the wildlife might as well.
 

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So avoiding the whole religion thing, think about what happens after death. At its simplest, there are two competing theories. Either there is something or there is nothing.

Let’s deal with the easiest question first. Simply put, there can’t be nothing. Why? Because your mind or consciousness or whatever you call your existence cannot record the moment when it ceases to exist.

The major flaw in the Nothing view is they are always considering it from a second party perspective. The second biggest flaw is that regardless of the truth, Nothingism is a losing bet. If there is nothing, they’ll never have the pleasure of knowing, because their existence was snuffed out at death. On the other hand, the Somethingists will never know they were wrong, because their existence was snuffed out at death.
 

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Rhumbline said:
So avoiding the whole religion thing, think about what happens after death. At its simplest, there are two competing theories. Either there is something or there is nothing. Let’s deal with the easiest question first. Simply put, there can’t be nothing. Why? Because your mind or consciousness or whatever you call your existence cannot record the moment when it ceases to exist. The major flaw in the Nothing view is they are always considering it from a second party perspective. The second biggest flaw is that regardless of the truth, Nothingism is a losing bet. If there is nothing, they’ll never have the pleasure of knowing, because their existence was snuffed out at death. On the other hand, the Somethingists will never know they were wrong, because their existence was snuffed out at death.
These thoughts are neither deep nor drunken.
 
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Why is it that the keg of beer you have most been looking forward to seems to be at least a gallon shy, where the screwup beer that you just want to die seems to have somehow broken the rules of conservation of mass and seem to somehow have expanded the same keg by 2-3 gallons?
 
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