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Do you think that consciousness would exist without the body?

What do you think and why do you think this/

This question is not as stupid as it looks BTW. There is a lot of evidence to support each point of view.

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Uncle Remus 54
Uncle Remus 54
9 years ago

Yes.

Near death experiences recorded in past and present history.

Then it depends on what knowledge you want to have trust in. I choose religious knowledge that deals with nonphysical aspects of man..

Levity
Levity
9 years ago

Yes I do. It just makes sense to me. Otherwise all this here would be just kinda useless.

Theresa
Theresa
9 years ago

Absolutely.

I can think of no other logical explanation for Near Death Experiences, documented encounters with ghosts and spirits, and the teachings of all of the greatest philosophical and spiritual masters which affim that the body is not all there is to us.

A P
A P
9 years ago

Is anything lost forever? With an extremely advanced telescope and sound equipment, a distant civilisation in our nearby star system could see and hear John Lennon live. If consciousness is decipherable as electromagnetic waves or some other physical phenomenon, who knows what may be recoverable in the future.

Mister J
Mister J
9 years ago

Depends if you believe consciousness is something of the brain, or if it is of the soul. Personally, i believe our souls have consciousness but do not have the intelligence that the brain contains. Like, now we may know how heat affects foods and proteins, but when we’re dead and drifting as souls, we would only know what is good and bad, or perhaps harbor a strong connection to an event. I believe the soul is something we suppress because of our bodies but it periodically rears it head. Times when you feel weak and vulnerable for no reason, times… Read more »

dylan p
dylan p
9 years ago

I love seeing people so confident in their answers when there is no final verdict on which is correct, because we cannot go to the other side and come back to tell. Personally, I believe consciousness creates the body, not the other way around, this stance stemmed from my experiences with death, my own empirical knowledge, and reading into both sides of the debate.

anthony agonist
anthony agonist
9 years ago

No, there would be no sensory input and no experiencial learning. It would probably be very frightening and destructive. The brain is a part of the body. It makes as much sense to say would we be conscious if we were just a liver. All of our organs and tubes and wobbly squishy bits work together, and are connected via our senses to the rest of reality, this is consciousness, it does not come from us, but we are a part of it.

John
John
9 years ago

Maybe.

Maybe consciousness are so small, that even the most powerful microscope in the future will never detect it. It’s so small and weightless, that it floats away when our body dies.

Jupiter M
Jupiter M
9 years ago

does the wind blow, yes do we know where it comes from, not really…so my answer is yes.

The GMC
The GMC
9 years ago

No. The brain is the hardware, the mind/ consciousness is the software. No hardware, no nebulous software floating around.

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