posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 03:28 AM
Just playing devils advocate here but...
If the soul if some mystical, unknown 'thing' that makes us what we are, and what you identify as you isn't merely a stream of electrical impulses
zipping around your brain, then drugs wouldn't affect people the way they do...a drug can make the calmest, most gentle person on earth a raging
psychopath capable of horrifying atrocities. They can make the most caring person in the world completely heartless. They can make you happy, sad,
horny, depressed, angry and everything in between...which means emotions are connected to biological functions not your soul (if the soul isn't a
physical thing then physical drugs shouldn't have any effect on it). It's also well documented that ethics, morals, beliefs and self image are all
formed through your environment (look at all the rare diseases that cause people to become unable to recognise their arm as their own etc). So if your
environment, drugs and trauma define your self of identity, emotions, beliefs and set of morals..what's left?
I think we all agree intelligence is a function of the brain (and studies prove this to be the case), so take away intelligence as well and all you
have left is a big bag of flesh...which is comprised of a mix of genes from your parents so that can't be your soul either... so now we've
eliminated literally every single piece of the human body and all the things that we use to identify ourselves/each other... where's the soul and
what purpose does it serve? It doesn't provide emotions, it doesn't provide self awareness or morals/belief systems, it doesn't provide
intelligence and it doesn't provide a physical prescence...