[extropy-chat] Be[ing] or Not Be[ing]

Samantha Atkins samantha at objectent.com
Thu Apr 15 08:41:56 UTC 2004

On Apr 14, 2004, at 7:28 PM, Bryan Moss wrote:

> ---
> J: What about religion? Most people on the planet believe in some sort 
> of
> immortal soul that lives on after the body has died. What do you have 
> to say
> to them?
> C: Science can't really speak to that. What is clear is that every 
> conscious
> act or intention has some physical correlate. With the end of life,
> consciousness ceases, for without brain, there is no mind. These 
> irrevocable
> facts do not exclude some beliefs about the soul, resurrection, and 
> God.

Every conscious act has some physical correlate.  This leads to an 
answer to the religious.  There is part of you that lives on after the 
body dies if you earn it!   All you have to do is master uploading of 
consciousness into something more durable and capable than the flesh.  
A "soul" isn't the given, you have to work for it.  :-)

- s

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