Hello everyone, anyone awake ?
Something on my mind i cant settle with, wondered if anybody knew the answer ?
I am watching the late night National Geographic program and its been showing strange creatures that live on the sea bed. I know there are a lot of wonderfully odd things there, but one tonight has my brain whirling a bit. Its probably very obvious, but its not to me.
The creature is one of those ailien looking part worm part jellyfish type of creatures. It is a simple creature, but still does things like, eats. It has sensors on the edge of its skin that alert it when to eat. Now, the program went on to say that its one of those creatures that doesn't have a brain.
No brain at all. How can this be ?
If i had no use at all of my brain like these little creatures I wouldn't live, i wouldn't be able to continue with the vital things that keep us alive, or would i ?
Breathing happens automatically, i dont have to think about it, eating happens because your stomach hurts.
Is it just a case of i need a brain to work out how to open a can of beans so i have food (whereas the little creature has food passing by its mouth in the sea) ?
But then, if it doesn't have a brain then how does it know when to open its mouth to swallow food ? And then also, continuing the species - how would it know how to do that ?
If we didn't have a brain then we wouldn't be aware of it would we - so is the creature aware he is even there himself ?
Last question, i promise - its got me wondering really, what is the purpose of my brain if the creatures dont need one and feel no worse off than me, because they are not aware they are there anyway ?
Boggling my brain.