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« Reply #26: August 20, 2008, 07:33:37 am »

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 am not sure the mind is a  function of the brain so much as the brain is a conduit for the mind. One cannot exist without the other as far as the whole functioning human is concerned. Dead body equals dead brain, yes, but dead mind? Maybe only in the sense that it is no longer connected to the body. Can I prove this in a science lab? No. But I don't like to limit my understanding of the universe to science lab approved trains of thought anyway.   
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