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I can assure you one thing -- death is real, and when you die, you don't go anywhere
and your consciousness shuts down and the mechanisms that allowed you to think/feel/love/etc all stop working, and you go back to being the constituent parts you came from -- carbon atoms and water molecules, mostly.
You think your consciousness isn't related to your physical body?
If you think this, you're completely delusional
it's ironic because the very fact that there are drugs which alter your deluded consciousness proves that consciousness is simply a chemical reaction that takes place in the physical universe, not in some alter-reality or magical something or other that "defies the laws of science."
Originally posted by Kaytagg
reply to post by OutKast Searcher
are you suggesting that the placebo effect "suggests" that the brain "isn't 100% chemical reactions?"
would suggest the brain is not 100% chemical reactions
The placebo effect doesn't mean your body/mind is healing itself, it simply means the symptoms were hallucinations/delusions, or that the idea that the patient has improved is a hallucination/delusion. It has nothing to do with whether or not the brain functions using chemistry.
That all tells me that the brain is 100% natural and chemical reactions. What has never even had a shred of scientific proof is that the brain ISN'T these things.
That all tells me that the brain is 100% natural and chemical reactions.