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« Reply #22: August 19, 2008, 09:04:20 pm »

I think there'll come a day when I *cry* whenever I see this trotted out - the energy being neither created nor destroyed part.  If I pulp up a wardrobe, I'll have wooden splinters, but I won't have a wardrobe.  When a human life ends, you have a non-functioning body, which will deteriorate further over time until there is nothing left.  Life is sustained by the body.  When the body conks out in a variety of ways, you become dead.  As for your mind, that isa function of your brain.  It is clear that when stuff is done to the brain, stuff happens to the mind.  Like that guy who took a large pole through the head and lost his morality.  Or the people who suffer adversely from drugs and become psychotic due to the effect of chemicals on their brains.  This suggests to me that the mind depends on the brain, and would suggest that without a functioning brain, there is no mind.  Once the body fails, the brain soon follows.

I enjoy reading your take on things, especially this here about the complete mortality of the human body as a whole.

I've once heard it said from those who believe that the 'soul' lives on, even after the body dies, that feelings or emotions are part of the soul, as opposed to created in the brain (thus saying that if the brain dies, something is still left of you). They argued that emotions such as love, joy, fear, etc originate from a person's soul, and not from the brain. Would you answer them, and if so, how?

(The discussion occured with a group of people from my religious studies class a few years ago).
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