Copyright 2011 © Ronald D. Isom, Sr.
Symbolic art is a universal cultural phenomenon. The symbolic significance that people attribute to external objects may reflect more on him than on the objective reality.
"We have at present no basis for a scientific explanation of the brain-mind relationship. We can only continue to study the brain without philosophical prejudice. And if the day should ever dawn when scientific analysis of body and brain solves the mystery, all men who have sought the truth in all sincerity will rejoice alike: the professing materialist and the dualist, the scientist and the philosopher, the agnostic and the convinced worshipper. Surely none need fear the truth." (Wilder Penfield, Speech and Brain Mechanisms, 1959)