Since my falling away from Christianity, I've rejected the idea of a soul. I think the essence of who we are lies within the combination of our personality and our life experiences which shape our…Continue
"I don't believe in souls, so it's not something i have to fall back on. I've been doing quite a bit of reading on the brain and the work that is being done dealing with the cognitive functions of the brain and the human personality.…"
"The future is indeterminate, and memories of the past are extremely susceptible to the power of suggestion. Add into that memory altering substances such as alcohol or medical MMJ, and one might argue that I only exist here in the present.
""So perhaps the entirety of me-ness is the compilation of every me in every moment of the past, such that its a continuum from my birth until now"Well, I have to say, not quite. You are the entirety of you that you remember. There are…"
"Think of it like evolution, one day cannot drastically change a person, such that they are not recognisable (in terms of personality, not looks), nor can a year, likewise one generation cannot change an organisms species. Yet over many years a…"
"Interesting. So perhaps the entirety of me-ness is the compilation of every me in every moment of the past, such that its a continuum from my birth until now. Even further, it stretches out into the future, diverging into different directions at…"
"So a clone of my physical body would be me as well? Same body, but lacking my memories, experience, ect. It would seem to be that even with the same brain structure and temperament, she would lack all the shaping of my personality by my past…"
"Cogito ergo sum. (I think therefore I am.)
Your thoughts, in simple terms, are memory and association. When someone says "Roxi", you remember that vocalization and associate it with yourself: memory and association.
That is what makes you…"