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originally posted by: Kandinsky
a reply to: 1MisterLeonard1
I suspect the concept of a soul has become embedded in us since we were first able to use words. It's been around in our cultural consciousness for so long that we take it for granted. The origins,I suspect, are in our dreams and in the way early humans couldn't differentiate dreams from reality. Since then, endless layers of meaning and context have been applied by personal beliefs, organised religions and fiction. We can't underestimate the early influence of shamanism, psychedelics and trance states either.
My mindless ramblings aside, we haven't got proof that they exist yet so it's premature to start allocating scales of merit. I mean, how does one *know* that 'souls are capable of destroying the host?' Who found out that souls have a 'territory?'
The Hameroff & Penrose link is interesting stuff - thanks. However, if you read it carefully, it isn't making the case for a 'soul' rather than offering a mechanism to explain how consciousness resides in the brain.
originally posted by: 1MisterLeonard1
It needs its host to function that is a trait of a parasite.. also I read a study that when the host body dies, the souls travel into space but can come back to Earth and infect an embyro where the infected child will grow up having memories of the dead person: www.huffingtonpost.com...
souls are also capable of destroying the host (SHC) and when outside of the body they are capable of harming or in some rare cases, killing humans who come into their territory.