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    Discussion about You

    Post by Ahmed on Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:41 am

    Consider these hypothetical scenarios:

    You get into a car accident. The doctors diagnose that you are heart dead, but they manage to keep your brain alive. Now in the car accident you had a man, a woman and a dog. They are brain dead, but the doctors manage to keep the rest of their bodies alive.

    If the doctor put your brain into the

    (A) Man
    (B) Woman
    (C) Dog

    Which would would you consider it to be you? Or is it none of them?


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    Re: Discussion about You

    Post by Craig on Wed Nov 06, 2013 4:56 pm

    I would say flip a coin but there's no three sided coin.

    No matter what I feel that no difference will be made of where my consciousness went.
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    Re: Discussion about You

    Post by Ace on Wed Nov 06, 2013 6:16 pm

    C wouldn't even work. :I


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    Re: Discussion about You

    Post by Ahmed on Wed Nov 06, 2013 9:06 pm

    Ace wrote:C wouldn't even work. :I
    Why now? Imagine the dog has a big head.


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    Re: Discussion about You

    Post by Craig on Wed Nov 06, 2013 9:22 pm

    From my assumption the brain is set up in a different way among species.
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    Re: Discussion about You

    Post by Ahmed on Wed Nov 06, 2013 9:22 pm

    Hypothetically, think its the same.


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    Re: Discussion about You

    Post by Craig on Wed Nov 06, 2013 9:24 pm

    Oh, then my answer stays the same.
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    Re: Discussion about You

    Post by Ahmed on Wed Nov 06, 2013 9:39 pm

    Craig wrote:I would say flip a coin but there's no three sided coin.

    No matter what I feel that no difference will be made of where my consciousness went.
    So your conscience is "you"? Not your brain or body?


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    Re: Discussion about You

    Post by preid1220 on Wed Nov 06, 2013 9:49 pm

    If we could get a successful neural transplant then it should be possible to instal my brain into a supercomputer.


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    Re: Discussion about You

    Post by Craig on Wed Nov 06, 2013 9:57 pm

    El Qahira wrote:So your conscience is "you"? Not your brain or body?
    More or less, I felt to say this because the choices made in our lives define who we are as people. Choices are made via the conscience.

    But obviously I have no clue what I'm talking about... as usual.
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    Re: Discussion about You

    Post by Ahmed on Wed Nov 06, 2013 10:28 pm

    How about if someone has the same conscience as you? Would you be him or her?


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    Re: Discussion about You

    Post by preid1220 on Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:03 am

    No, because in just a single moment you will separate, becoming two unique yet very similar individuals.


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    Re: Discussion about You

    Post by Fangy on Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:22 pm

    preid1220 wrote:If we could get a successful neural transplant then it should be possible to instal my brain into a supercomputer.
    Would be more like an Apple 2 than a supercomputer...

    On topic, "I" am wherever my brain is.
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    Re: Discussion about You

    Post by Ahmed on Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:55 pm

    So you are your brain?

    So in other words, your body (besides your brain) is not you?In other words, just a vehicle?


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    Re: Discussion about You

    Post by jj16802 on Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:35 pm

    This:


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    Re: Discussion about You

    Post by Craig on Fri Nov 08, 2013 5:55 pm

    El Qahira wrote:So you are your brain?

    So in other words, your body (besides your brain) is not you?In other words, just a vehicle?
    I believe this entirely.
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    Re: Discussion about You

    Post by Ahmed on Fri Nov 08, 2013 5:56 pm

    So how about if you get a crippling disease that destroys half your brain. Are you only half of you?


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    Re: Discussion about You

    Post by Craig on Fri Nov 08, 2013 6:00 pm

    If you were to get something that damaging then pretty much so.

    Despite how little we're claimed to use our brains, any sort of damage to it could take complete usage of our body away.

    An existence is flesh, spirit & brain. So not exactly a half would remain, but each depend greatly on one another.
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    Re: Discussion about You

    Post by Ahmed on Fri Nov 08, 2013 6:25 pm

    Ahh, so you believe in spirits AKA souls?


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    Re: Discussion about You

    Post by Craig on Fri Nov 08, 2013 6:31 pm

    Yes, I believe in reincarnation to the extent of the reuse of souls & soulmates sticking together to the end of time.
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    Re: Discussion about You

    Post by Ahmed on Fri Nov 08, 2013 6:44 pm

    So then..."you" aren't your brain.


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    Re: Discussion about You

    Post by Doc on Sat Nov 09, 2013 4:43 pm

    you are more than just your brain ...
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    Re: Discussion about You

    Post by Fangy on Sun Nov 10, 2013 1:18 am

    El Qahira wrote:So you are your brain?

    So in other words, your body (besides your brain) is not you?In other words, just a vehicle?
    Yeah pretty much.
    And no, if I lost half of my brain I would still be all of me because I am the current state of my brain.
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    Re: Discussion about You

    Post by Ahmed on Sun Nov 10, 2013 1:25 am

    So you are not the actual brain, but the state of your brain? Isn't that basically what a soul is? Do you believe in souls?


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