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[Repeating the <a href="http://www.snopes.com/science/stats/10percnt.htm" target="_blank">10% brain use myth</a>]If we were designed to live 900 years, one would expect to find unexplainable anomalies in our understanding of the human body, becase we're only seeing a small snapshot of what the body was designed to do or handle. And that is exactly the case. As it turns out, we only use a fraction of the memory capabilities of our brains. If we lived to 900 years or more, we would use most of the remainder. Obviously our brains were designed for longer lives.

npetreley, Christian Forums 9 Comments [2/1/2003 12:00:00 AM]
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Barikada

There /are/ times when you use 100% of your brain.

They're called seizures.

10/25/2008 6:42:24 PM

AnthonyR

I would say that its a total myth that we only use 10% of our brains, but you seem to be living proof that some people do...

10/25/2008 7:32:08 PM

FuriousFanny

Well riddle me this, batman.
Why do people get more forgetful as they age?

9/10/2009 8:02:16 PM

Caustic Gnostic

I don't think 800+ years of drooling, constitutes 'life'.

9/10/2009 8:40:31 PM

rubber chicken

Yours does seem to have an extra long 'bootup' sequence.

10/4/2010 12:40:06 AM

Nowonmai

This is full of so much stupid, I'm surprised you aren't using your knuckles to walk.

10/4/2010 12:51:22 AM

Renon

even if that WERE true, guess what ISN'T designed to last 900 years? the REST of your body, dumbass.

2/21/2011 9:54:43 PM

Justanotheratheist

That's some dimwitted creator that would design a brain which is good for 900 years and put it in a body which is unlikely to last 90 years.

That's a bit like putting four brand new high performance tyres on an old clunker and sending it to the scrapyard two days later.

2/22/2011 1:20:32 AM

Thinking Violet

It's actually closer to 20%, but you misunderstood the phrase. We only use a small(ish) portion of our brains "at any one time". The brain has many different areas for many different purposes. Try reading a history book, performing an intricate mathematical calculation in your head, typing a letter to a friend, listening to something you haven't heard before, and keeping a soccer ball in the air with your foot, all at the same time. I'm pretty sure your brain (what there is of it) will go into total overload, and you'll mess up everything. Ageing affects the brain every bit as much as the rest of the body. Hence diseases such as Alzheimers, Dementia and several others (Google them yourself). Like any other body part, the brain responds favourably to exercise, too. Keeping a fit brain, like a fit body, will generally (although not always) mean a fit and active brain into later years.

2/22/2011 3:11:00 AM
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