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Old May 17 2013, 03:31 PM   #40
Admiral Buzzkill
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Re: Would you use a transporter?

Third Nacelle wrote: View Post
I believe I am one continuous being because I have the same heart, lungs, spleen, skin, toenails, and trachea this morning that I had last night. Those things are just as much a part of me as my consciousness, maybe more so. I can't even prove I am conscious or explain what the hell consciousness is.
"Believe" being the operative word.

Memory exists, ultimately, because it contributes to maximizing the organism's survival and reproduction potential. A random side effect of it is that it "tricks" us into believing that something called "the self" exists as well.
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