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Originally posted by thepresidentsbrain
Here's a question: Are you a Homo Sapien or a mystical being?
Originally posted by synchro
By the very statement of someone saying "my brain" implies that an individual's consciousness is not just a function of the brain. Consciousness would seem to be a collection of information using a variety of techniques by the body and is a marvel of analog computing. But, we know that diseases like Alzheimer's and other brain diseases would seem to rob people of what most would consider to be their identity or 'soul'.
I often think of human consciousness as very much like the fragile contents of RAM in your computer. Ever start a word document, work on it for a while then lose electrical power? If you hadn't been saving the whole time and if there is no auto-save scheme, your information is lost forever.
Originally posted by Skyfloating
I dont know about you, but I define myself as a droplet of consciousness in a vast ocean, individual yet connected to all, period.
I am not my job title, I am not my nationality.