Teaos wrote:I am just more in the camp of, the meat in our head is capable of creating our conciousness ect, and until I see proof that there may be something more to it, or that the meat isnt enough. I just dont see why I should think there is more.
IanKennedy wrote:I pretty much believe we are simply a bag of meat. I think the experiments into temporal lobe stimulation at least start to point at even the more ethereal qualities of the human mind being firmly based in a structural and physical nature. This is an abstract on a pear reviewed paper on the subject. Unfortunately full version is access restricted, but the details are available.
Teaos wrote:In regards to the transporter debate.
I think that the copy is the same as the original.
What makes me,me is the unique way my brain has been programmed throuugh my life experiences.
So in your example for instance, if the original wasjust scanned and a copy made, but the original left intact, then for a second theirwould be two of me, since there are now two bags of meat.
If their was dualism this doubling would be impossiblesince it wouldeither split my soul,double it, make a new one or have one not be complete.
I use the word soul tomean any form of greater being.
Teaos wrote:I'm not saying the physical meat is the important part, but what it does.
My harddrives are full of movies and porn that I love. When I say I love having my hard drives when I travel, Im not talking about the magnetic disk and the plastic but what it contains.
The hunk of meat in my head has formed and developed in unique ways through what has happened to me in my life. It is unique, but it is still just a hunk of meat.
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