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originally posted by: soulwaxer
originally posted by: Ismail
No, that's not how it works.
You say that inside of me is some intangible, invisible "thing" that defines everything that I am, and that this "thing" exists irrespective of my physical body.
I say pics, or it didn't happen.
No offence intended, but that's like saying gravity doesn't exist because it's invisible.
And actually, in my view, consciousness is a lot like gravity, in the sense that it is non-local. The brain does not produce consciousness, but receives and transmits it much like a radio receives and transmits sound waves. The sound waves are not produced by the radio. A person with dementia is like a radio with a broken antenna. When you look at it this way, you will find that many mysteries suddenly make sense. This new paradigm is actually starting to penetrate into the scientific community.
This is definitely thread worthy material.
Brain damage has always been the easy way for me to see how the notion of a "soul" was pure garbage.
originally posted by: andy06shake
a reply to: nOraKat
I have always wondered if the fact that dementia seems to affect people of greater years. People who are essentially preparing to depart this particular incarnation, in this timeline by way of death, are somehow privy to what's happening to their counterparts in alternate timelines hence the delusions, hallucinations and general confusion associated with said disease.
Probably a far more rational explanation involving the degeneration of our neural pathways but considering we cannot pinpoint the reason for these afflictions one has to wonder?