Hungry brain… Thirsty soul…

For years, scientists assumed that humans devote a larger share of their daily calories to their brains than other animals. Although the human brain makes up only 2 percent of body weight, it consumes more than 25 percent of our baseline energy budget.

But a study published Oct. 31, 2017 in the Journal of Human Evolution comparing the relative brain costs of 22 species found that, when it comes to brainpower, humans aren’t as exceptional as we like to think.

“We don’t have a uniquely expensive brain,” said study author Doug Boyer, assistant professor of evolutionary anthropology at Duke University. “This challenges a major dogma in human evolution studies”. (1)

We are trying so hard to light up the darkness of the cosmos with “thinking too much”, that we do not even consider the possibility that thinking could be the exact opposite than a candle breaking the darkness of ignorance.

The cosmos was already lit up.

And we decided to blow up all the candles.

The world was already full of knowledge.

And by every thought, we brought more darkness in our minds and souls.

Every time we thought we “understood”, we had actually destroyed.

Once upon a time we were kids.

Knowing and loving everything.

Afraid to sleep in the darkness.

Now we have grown up. And we want to turn off the light…

Author: skakos

Spiros Kakos is a thinker located in Greece. He has been Chief Editor of Harmonia Philosophica since its inception. In the past he has worked as a senior technical advisor for many years. In his free time he develops software solutions and contributes to the open source community. He has also worked as a phD researcher in the Advanced Materials sector related to the PCB industry. He likes reading and writting, not only philosophy but also in general. He believes that science and religion are two sides of the same coin and is profoundly interested in Religion and Science philosophy. His philosophical work is mainly concentrated on an effort to free thinking of "logic" and reconcile all philosophical opinions under the umbrella of the "One" that Parmenides - one of the first thinkers - visualized. The "Harmonia Philosophica" articles program is the tool that will accomplish that. Life's purpose is to be defeated by greater things. And the most important things in life are illogical. We must fight the dogmatic belief in "logic" if we are to stay humans... Credo quia absurdum!

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