Every morning we wake up and regain consciousness — that is a marvelous fact — but what exactly is it that we regain? Neuroscientist Antonio Damasio uses this simple question to give us a glimpse into how our brains create our sense of self.

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  • Wow interesting! Everyday when we wake up in the morning and regain consciousness is a great gift given to us by God.. We must be thankful for the life he gave us.. Thanks for the video!

  • Wow, that’s a very convincing argument. If you’re trying to show superiority of your beliefs, wouldn’t you want to back it up with reason, instead of name-calling and cursing? Wouldn’t that be the less-moronic way?
    But then again, you couldn’t prove your position if you tried (and believe me, smarter people than you have). Read the second top comment.

  • If you think better your belief in spiritual mumbo-jumbo comes from the fear of death and denial of it. No offense…just speaking the truth.

  • People who believe in spirituality and other such mumbo jumbo are generally stupid so just educate yourself. You got plenty of arguments in this video on why there is no other side to consciousness.

  • As an educated person and a good, scientific mind, why don’t you conduct an experiment to back up your beliefs. Try this: have an attitude of faith. Ask Jesus to come into your life sincerely, and to show you the truth in him. Get familiar with God’s word, and experiment with the hypothesis that through faith, you can see God moving in your life.
    Add me as a contact and six months from now send me a message reminding me of this convo, and tell me about the changes that have occured in you -Best

  • Ok i will do as you say but i want you also to listen to my advice. According to science god and belief in gods is just a producd of human brain and nothing else. Please take a look at these two videos on and give me your comment on them. THX

    1) /watch?v=qIiIsDIkDtg

    2) /watch?v=1iMmvu9eMrg&feature=related

  • LOL! I really hope your statement was not meant to be taken literally, because that’s one of the most ludicrously stupid things I’ve ever heard – the consciousness creating the brain, not the consciousness being a product of brain. HA! I’m actually surprised no one pulled you over the coals about this earlier.

  • If God gave us free will, how can he have a plan, It would go all to shit. But if it didn’t go all to shit, that would mean that we don’t have free will, and we’re nothing more than puppets on strings. It’s a paradox buddy, a bunch of spooky nonsense that you were fed in order to keep you in line as a indentured servant. There is no such things as souls, ghosts, magic, or any other mysticism horse shit. It is simply not true. You may say, “it’s true for me!” but it’s still not true.

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