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I call "An Anatomy of Thought" my Bible. Having a background of tertiary education on chemistry and medicine, some time ago I came up with a crazy thought that the chemical activities in our brains, the nervous impulses only obey the laws of physics, or, the laws of nature. Hence we are like machines. I abandoned that thought as it was too crazy, until I found "An anatomy of thought" of Ian Glynn. Using the scientific approach, the author came up with the most profound philosophical view I have ever met. Armed with the scientific and philosophical knowledge of the book(especially Ian Glynn's view on free will), one would have a much deeper understanding on many Eastern philosophies (Taoism, Buddhism). To me, the philosophical part of the book could lead readers to the enlightenment state, as religions could do to their believers, but via a logical, scientific path. As far as I understand the book, we, human beings, are "conscious automata", meaning we are a kind of machines, operating automatically. That is hard to believe, but it is much harder to not believe it, after reading Ian Glynn's "an natomy of thought".It may change the readers 'views, hence change their feelings, emotions. That's why it's my Bible.
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Ian Michael Glynn FRS FRCP (born 3 June 1928) is a British biologist and a Fellow of the Royal Society.
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