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Wacky Animal Defences, Part 2

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Space Term Glossary

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Property Charts for the Planets

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Waking Sleepwalkers

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Urban Legend or Coffee Delicacy?

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Exploding Water in the Microwave

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Back-to-School Urban Legends

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Bizarre Stuff - Incredible Human Feats

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The Kick Behind Caffeine

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AlphaT
AlphaT posted in Debating:
"Teh_Skittlez" wrote:We have evidence that consciousness relies on the interactions of the neurons in the nervous system. Whether there is some more ethereal aspect to it, we have not discovered, and cannot reasonably assume that there is. Brain injuries are great evidence that when the physical functions of the brain are damaged, that the 'mind' of that brain also becomes damaged.These things suggest that consciousness ends with brain death, and that we as of yet do not have a mechanism through which we could expect consciousness to survive past the death of the body.This is not an argument that there is no consciousness after brain death (saying life after death is nonsense), just that we no evidence that suggests there is; and that we have definitive evidence that links the physicality of the nervous system and the individual's conscious experience. It would therefore not be reasonable to believe that conscious experience continues after the death of the nervous tissue, at least presently.  While I applaud the attempt, this isn't evidence that there is no experience after brain death.  At most, we can say that we have good evidence that the way in which we experience presently is effected by the brain, and we can prove this simply by knowing that there are none of these same experiences when absent of sufficient brain function.
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aehsan30
A Dream Within A Dream Take this kiss upon the brow! And, in parting from you now, Thus much let me avow-- You are not wrong, who deem That my days have been a dream; Yet if hope has flown away In a night, or in a day, In a vision, or in none, Is it therefore the less gone? All that we see or seem Is but a dream within a dream. I stand amid the roar Of a surf-tormented shore, And I hold within my hand Grains of the golden sand-- How few! yet how they creep Through my fingers to the deep, While I weep--while I weep! O God! can I not grasp Them with a tighter clasp? O God! can I not save One from the pitiless wave? Is all that we see or seem But a dream within a dream?
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Teh_Skittlez
Teh_Skittlez posted in Debating:
"AlphaT" wrote: "Flitterfrost" wrote: No, I don't believe so. When you're dead, you stay dead. There is nothing. You are gone. End of story. *asks for proof* We have evidence that consciousness relies on the interactions of the neurons in the nervous system. Whether there is some more ethereal aspect to it, we have not discovered, and cannot reasonably assume that there is. Brain injuries are great evidence that when the physical functions of the brain are damaged, that the 'mind' of that brain also becomes damaged. These things suggest that consciousness ends with brain death, and that we as of yet do not have a mechanism through which we could expect consciousness to survive past the death of the body. This is not an argument that there is no consciousness after brain death (saying life after death is nonsense), just that we no evidence that suggests there is; and that we have definitive evidence that links the physicality of the nervous system and the individual's conscious experience. It would therefore not be reasonable to believe that conscious experience continues after the death of the nervous tissue, at least presently. 
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AlphaT
AlphaT posted in Debating:
"123lookatme" wrote:Nah, I believe that we only have one life and we should live it, I also feel like after we die, that is it, there is no way of living without  lige. So, then, everything relies on what we truly mean by life. 
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