virus: Fwd: FW: Using Our Brains (those that have one);-)

Wade T.Smith (
Wed, 24 Sep 97 07:46:41 -0400

Just a small forward-

Any of this ring any particular chimes?


Subject: FW: Using Our Brains (those that have one);-)
Sent: 09/24/97 03:30
Received: 09/24/97 07:41
From: Warwick Finch - Sales,
To: 'Skeptic List'

I have usually seen these figures bandied about by the promoters of
self-development courses and the like. Naturally the implication being
that if you invest in their training/book/tape/video etc you will reach
a state of enlightenment which will qualify you to purchase the next
book in the series.

I was exposed to this statement for many years and never thought to
question it. I think that what they mean is that we only use 10% of our
POTENTIAL, whatever that is. Again, how do you know, how do you measure,
quantify, where is the research etc.

Think of it as marketing.

Warwick Finch
Canberra, Australia

>From: Terry Lacy[]
>Sent: Wednesday, 24 September 1997 2:11
>To: ''
>Subject: RE: Using Our Brains (those that have one);-)
>Where do these figures come from? I have always thought of this
>story as something like an urban legend. Its just a story that
>gets passed around without any basis in fact. I have never met
>anyone who could point me toward research that actually makes a
>statement like "We only use 10% of our brains" or even "We use 10%
>of our brains for thinking." In other words, I am skeptical of
>all these numbers.
>------- Philips Broadcast Television Systems Company -------
>Terry Lacy Even the Immortal Brahma
> Shaves before he hugs his mama
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