reply to post by Prezbo369
There is still an enigma with "this clump of cells that produced your consciousness."
Is your consciousness predicated on a specific set of DNA instructions?
Did you arise to become self-aware because a certain set of criteria were met--because the blueprint
for the idea of you
was fully realized?
And I'm not indulging anyone's fear of mortality...I embrace mine. I realized long ago that it was
quite likely that the death of this body could mean the death (or at least the dissipation) of my
consciousness. And I have put quite a lot of thought into it....from different angles. I have researched
the child prodigies, the recalled past lives, the near-death experiences...and still I'm agnostic.
I have soul-searched from the bias that I am leaning towards a continuation of consciousness
after death because I'm afraid of death...and I've realized that this is not my reason.
My reason is the curious nature of singular consciousness. It leads me to believe that there is more
to me (and you and every living thing) than meets the eye, or that science has yet to quantify.
And the idea that a singular consciousness suddenly arises because a criteria has been met
is lacking for me. It is as if the promise of you has been lying around in wait since the
beginning of the universe and it was only after a certain set of criteria were met that you were
fully realized and became conscious.....It seems to be an incomplete and easy answer.
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