posted on Dec, 15 2012 @ 12:34 AM
The Soul of an Amnesiac
This is a thought experiment.
Imagine yourself a person who awakes in a deep forest. You are without memory save for you remember you used to be able to talk and read. You remember
you can read confidently and can grasp basic grammar but don’t quite remember all the words of your language.
Now imagine that all you have in your possession is the Oxford dictionary which you remember is a catalogue of words and their meanings. Out of
curiosity you look through it to perhaps discover a word that may be of importance which still eludes the mind, and finally you come across one that
piques your interest:
1 the spiritual or immaterial part of a human being or animal, regarded as immortal.
You understood the definition yet wasn't quite sure what it pertained to. But of course the definition had such amazing implications that you just had
to find out what your soul was.
What would you do to discover what your soul was?
What would be your conclusion?
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