MOSCOW, 8 Feb – RIA Novosti. Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed with the rector of the Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov Viktor Sadovnichy the possibility of the human brain cognizability.
“Viktor Antonovich, do you really think that the human brain is impossible to study?” Putin asked the rector of Moscow State University during a meeting of the Council on Science and Education under the President of the Russian Federation.
Sadovnichy confirmed that, in his opinion, it is impossible to fully study the human brain, and cited as an example Zeno's aporia about Achilles, who cannot overtake a turtle.
“There is such a notion that many processes are endless, like the Universe, like the structure of many human organs. The brain — unfortunately or fortunately — is the very infinity where we will climb the stairs,” replied the rector of Moscow State University.
Putin asked with regret: Is it really impossible to study the brain? pic.twitter.com/2dMCy3b38Z
– Kremlin pool RIA (@Kremlinpool_RIA) February 8, 2021