[ExI] no brain, no pain

Natasha Vita-More natasha at natasha.cc
Sat Jul 21 13:21:54 UTC 2007

At 05:58 PM 7/20/2007, you wrote:

>WASHINGTON: A man with an unusually tiny brain managed to live an
>entirely normal life despite his condition, caused by a fluid
>build-up in his skull, French researchers reported yesterday.
>Scans of the 44-year-old man's brain showed that a huge fluid-filled
>chamber called a ventricle took up most of the room in his skull,
>leaving little more than a thin sheet of actual brain tissue.

Whoah!  Amazing.

<http://www.natasha.cc/>Natasha<http://www.natasha.cc/> Vita-More
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Situated in the Faculty of Technology, School of Computing, 
Communications and Electronics,
University of Plymouth, England
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If you draw a circle in the sand and study only what's inside the 
circle, then that is a closed-system perspective. If you study what 
is inside the circle and everything outside the circle, then that is 
an open system perspective. - Buckminster Fuller

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