Fun_People Archive
7 Jul
Uses of the brain

Date: Tue,  7 Jul 92 10:03:50 PDT
To: Fun_People
Subject: Uses of the brain

 From CONSCIOUSNESS EXPLAINED, by Daniel Dennett, p. 177
(parenthetical observation credited to the neuroscientist Rodolfo Llinas)

	"The juvenile sea squirt wanders through the sea searching
	for a suitable rock or hunk of coral to cling to and make
	its home for life.  For this task, it has a rudimentary
	nervous system.  When it finds its spot and takes root, it
	doesn't need its brain anymore so it eats it! (It's rather
	like getting tenure.)"

[=] © 1992 Peter Langston []