Re: Our unconscious mind
Not disputing the power of the unconscious (subconscious?) mind, but I'm wary of descriptions of brain power in bits per second, for the simple reason that our brains are analog, not digital, so bits are meaningless measures.
But, after all that, this morning I went for a MTB ride (Manly Dam for any Sydneysiders who happen to read this). The whole endeavour - from the simple act of balancing a bicycle - relies on the subconscious to make it work. This frees up the conscious mind to ponder life's mysteries. Or in my case, alternate between "Holy carp, that uphill was hard...I think I'm gonna puke!" to "Ooooohhh....that drop off...I think I'm gonna die!"