reply to post by soulpowertothendegree
Thanks for the post.
I think it's interesting that humans seem to fear death so much more than most animals. We've convinced ourselves of its finality. It's interesting to
me that there are so many people today willing to rule out established religions on the basis of logic, yet the same logic doesn't seem to apply when
thinking about life/death.
How can people who do not understand where they came from/answer basic questions about life and consciousness be so quick to decide that this life is
all there is?
Questions about life we still cannot answer:
1) Why am I me, and not you? Why are we here now? In other words, what part of the egg/sperm led to me being conscious in this body and time vs.
another body in another time? What was the catalyst for your current sentience?
2) Everything that happens once happens again given enough time and space. Somehow, you became sentient. How can you be so sure that the one exception
to the statement starting this bullet point is your current consciousness?
3) If there truly is nothing in death, and given 2), that you will have life again in another time/place, then you wouldn't even experience the wait
time if it were a billion years (as you must experience time to note its passing). In that case life/sentience would be THE RULE, the ONLY.
We've got a lot to learn about these things.
One question I always have is if you were to be cloned across the room, down to every atom/orientation of every said atom, would the clone be alive?
The quick response is yes (I think it's possible that it would just be a bag of meat, though). If the answer is yes, then what is it that defines your
instance of sentience vs. another? It must be something. If we can isolate it, perhaps we can transfer our consciousness into something else (yay, the
singularity is near).
I just think it's interesting that we literally have no idea where we came from, that is as individual instances of sentience...
4/29/2013 by AkumaStreak because: (no reason given)