posted on Oct, 7 2013 @ 12:54 AM
Take someone and remove part of their skull.
Stick a straw randomly into their brain and suck out parts of it.
Ask the person to describe themselves.
Eventually the person will not be the same person. Who are they? Where has their 'consciousness' gone?
Same with someone suffering severe brain trauma after an accident, who becomes someone entirely different.
YOU are the result of the unique chemical and electrical activity in your brain. Remove that, and you.. YOU.. cease to exist. No life after death, no
aery faery floating off into the ether as YOU, saying Howdy to all your dead friends and relatives. No. WIthout the chemical and electrical activity
within your brain, which has been shaped by your lifetime of experience, YOU do not exist.
Every time you learn something, you change physically, your brain.
No, the conscious doesn't exist anywhere specific.. no more than a sunset is one specific thing. It's a combination of many things that create a
beautiful experience. You can remove small parts of it and it remains almost the same. But you cannot recreate it entirely without those elements and
if you drastically change something you create something else.
YOU are only YOU because YOU are there to be it. As soon as YOU change, you are different.
edit on 7-10-2013 by winofiend because: (no reason given)