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Posted by Not On Your Life on December 9, 2003 22:59:15 UTC

"The big question is whether my consciousness
will survive my death"

PCula asked: "Does consciousness arise purely from the physical brain state? ... You might notice that I didn't answer your question."

How many persons on this forum are actually conscious at all? Some, such as "Secretary," appear only as twerpy demon-voices, devoid of any soul, goodness or human feeling. Others of us are sleepwalking through life, accepting the world's consumer culture as if it were Gospel... and so, what consciousness is there to lose? Should we wish to wallow in this vat of spiritual junk food forever? But we do long for continuance anyway. There's an old quotation, "The long habit of living indisposeth us to dying."

Many of us have forgotten what not living is like, even though we experienced it only a few decades ago.
Why is this? Is it
1) because we never remember things from a time when we were not living? or
2) because our priorities are misplaced, and we
are overly-occupied by the distractions of this world?
(Isaac Newton, Nikola Tesla, Charles Darwin and others made their discoveries in part by being completely concentrated on the question -- not fleetingly considering it.)

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