I will re-read and finish the series once and for all. I wonder what ever made me stop, because this is as good as creativity can get. Alas, I have finished the book I have left hanging 7 years ago..
HARRY POTTERAnd the order of the Phoenix
“I – DON’T! Harry screamed, so loudly that he felt his throat might tear, and for a second he wanted to rush at Dumbledore and break him, too; shatter that calm old face, shake him, hurt him, make him feel some tiny part of the horror inside himself. “Oh, yes, you do,” said Dumbledore, still more calmly. “You have now lost your mother, your father, and the closest thing to a parent you have ever known. Of course you care.”
Oh, Sirius Black…. whyyyyyy? You were my favourite…..
Neuroscience and Free will
A study was done where a patient had to make a conscious decision to press a button with their right or left hand whenever they felt like it, and immediately press the button after establishing the choice. As this was going on, a scanner was scanning the brain activity. It was shown that there was an activity in the brain suggesting which hand the patient would use 7 seconds before the patient was aware of it. The scientist was able to predict, by observing the brain activity, which hand would be next, 7 seconds before the patient decided.
Your brain is like a separate being that controls you! So next time you make a conscious decision to do something, just know that your brain knew it before you did. If that isn’t mind bottling enough…
“Consider yourself. I want you to imagine a scene from your childhood. Pick something evocative… Something you can remember clearly, something you can see, feel, maybe even smell, as if you were really there. After all, you really were there at the time, weren’t you? How else would you remember it? But here is the bombshell: you WEREN’T there. Not a single atom that is in your body today was there when that event took place. Every bit of you has been replaced many times over… The point is that you are like a cloud: something that persists over long periods, whilse simultaneously being in flux. Matter flows from place to place and momentarily comes together to be you. Whatever you are, therefore, you are not the stuff of which you are made.”
— STEVE GRAND
This quote is basically saying: None of the molecules, not a single cell in your body is the same cell as when you at 5 years old. All the molecules in you are constantly being destroyed and remade. The atoms that make up your entire being have been turned probably 10, 100, or 1000 times over. Your brain, which is the master control, contains no surviving cells from 15 years ago. And all the cells that are presently living, will be compeletly gone in the next few years. The memory you hold onto in your brain is no longer associated with the very same cells in which they were created. So how is it that we retain everything, still capable of reliving in the past, when not a single part of us now, was actually there?