RE: The Ultimate Connection Machine.

From: ben goertzel (
Date: Thu May 02 2002 - 13:46:00 MDT

yes, it's true that not EVERYTHING in the body is controlled from the
brain. Yet, if the brain dies, the body dies. On the other hand, NO one
species is that essential to Gaia, and humans certainly are not. If we
die, the earth goes on. This is one among 100000 reasons why Gaia is a
very very very different kind of entity from humans or any other body-based


-----Original Message-----
From: Mike & Donna Deering []
Sent: Thursday, May 02, 2002 1:30 PM
Subject: Re: The Ultimate Connection Machine.

Ben says:

>We are far from being a central control system from all of Gaia's

You are right. But even in the human body not everything is centrally
controlled from the brain. The pancreas controls serum glucose levels by
secreting insulin and glucogon.

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