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

David McFadzean (
Wed, 24 Sep 1997 10:24:17 -0600

At 07:46 AM 9/24/97 -0400, Wade T.Smith wrote:

>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.

I read about this in one of William Calvin's books. Some neurologist
determined experimentally that roughly 10% of our neurons are firing
at any given time. Then some idiot who has never heard of epilepsy
came across the research and thought, "wouldn't it be great if we
could use all our neurons all the time?!". Sadly, as is often the case,
the mistaken meme took on a life of its own[1]. Did you know the Inuits
have over 400 words for "snow"?

[1] Sad only for people who care about truth. :-)

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus