posted on Jan, 11 2010 @ 08:18 PM
Right, those that have said that this reality is interpreted an understood by the physical body are quite correct. How could you argue for anything
else? Your "consciousness" can be seen to be a bunch of chemical reactions taking place in the brain, the brain being a very complex organ that just
so happened to come about through millions of years of evolution.
The way im going to argue for the Soul's existance is by arguing that LIFE is somthing divine/created. My defintion for a soul is not some magical
thing that inhabits your physical body and then leaves it and floats away. Rather, if we look at life, a physical body comes into existance, goes
about its business of securing resources, developing skills, finds a mate and passes on its gene's. During which they physical body experiences
emotions, goals, tests of will, develops a identity, character and set of values of how we "should live". The soul then, is the observer, by which i
mean, the conciousness that perceives all of these happenings, feels the emotions and registers all of these things.
We can always reduce arguments to how the said happen. For example, you experience emotions because of chemical reactions and impulses sent through
your brain. However, what I am trying to argue is that no matter what life form you observe, the basic goal is for that life form to further its gene.
Why is that? It is this RANDOMNESS of LIFE that suggests to me, to be something more than just chemical reactions and physics.
What you should ask is where did life come from? We can argue for evolution yes, but where did the primary source of life come from? "an asteroid
with primordial ooze". That response has to be the biggest cop out ive ever heard in my life. Not only "where did life come from" but "why does
life always try to live?"
What i believe is there is something about life, of which i am not sure, that makes it special. ALL FORMS OF LIFE EVEN TREES. However, the concept of
Soul is where a form of life is capable of experience. We look at trees, they are not SENTIENT life form, which is something that can take in sense
data and interpret this data, that is experience. Dogs, cats, mice, humans etc can all interpret sense data. It is this interpretation that gives rise
to a independant observer, or a individual conciousness that experiences. It is this that is what is meant by a Soul.
Ok, so really we could just say that the Soul is still in the physical realm and does not suggest more than just the Universe is amazing. Ok right I
ask you, when you read this word > table < you interpret that meaning of that word and have a concept of what a >table< is. That concept that you have
in your mind now, is that concept somewhere in this physical realm? Can you show me the particular chemical reaction that shows you thinking of the
concept of a table? I dont think you can.
Therefore, it is on this similar level in which the "observer" i have talked about resides. Connected to the physical realm through our sense yes,
but it is life, experiencing and observing.
Let me know what you think needs more justification, ill try. But what we must all understand is that there is no CERTAIN knowledge, other than
knowledge via definition. I.e. I KNOW that you CANNOT have an unmarried bachelor. However, how can you prove that the colour you see as blue is
actually blue? You cannot.
[edit on 11-1-2010 by Toughiv]