“The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty.” — Ursula K. Le Guin
Before I describe how thoughts might be formed, you should understand a few things. We know little about the mind beyond organic chemistry and physiology. We don’t know much about the brain either. We know virtually nothing about the connection between mind and brain. Your ignorance does not handicap you in this regard; everybody’s ignorant.
On the other hand, to make a connection with what we do know, you’ve got to reach beyond the obvious. You’ve to grasp loose ends that are far from making a good connection with anything we’re trying to understand. The yawning distance between what we do and don’t know puts us firmly in the land of conjecture.
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