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Flacus
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Posted - 09/09/2019 :  17:18:02  Show Profile Send Flacus a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Is the existence of spirits beyond the reach of science?

moakley
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Posted - 09/09/2019 :  20:46:35   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send moakley a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Flacus

Is the existence of spirits beyond the reach of science?

What do you mean by spirits?

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Flacus
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Posted - 09/10/2019 :  03:51:34   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Flacus a Private Message  Reply with Quote
life after death. the spirit of a person who has died!
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moakley
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Posted - 09/18/2019 :  19:40:52   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send moakley a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Flacus

life after death. the spirit of a person who has died!
so a spirit is something that survives the death of the body. How do you know that anything survives the death of the body? How do you detect this spirit?

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Boron10
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Posted - 09/20/2019 :  03:27:33   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Boron10 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by moakley

Originally posted by Flacus

life after death. the spirit of a person who has died!
so a spirit is something that survives the death of the body. How do you know that anything survives the death of the body? How do you detect this spirit?
In other words, Flacus, no: the existence of spirits is not beyond the reach of science. Scientific analysis has very clearly demonstrated that spirits as you define them cannot exist, since it would necessarily imply a separate mind-body and mind-brain (also known as "dualism"). Please see the following article in Psychology Today:

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/finding-purpose/201907/is-there-life-after-death-the-mind-body-problem
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ThorGoLucky
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Posted - 09/24/2019 :  07:15:40   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit ThorGoLucky's Homepage Send ThorGoLucky a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Afterlives are bunk. Every thing that makes you *you* (awareness/consciousness, emotion, feeling, behavior, etc.) is a process. When that process ends, you end. A candle flame doesn’t go anywhere after it burns out. It ends. We will simply end.
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Dave W.
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Posted - 10/05/2019 :  18:28:05   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Boron10

...a separate mind-body and mind-brain (also known as "dualism").
It fascinates me that some people can advocate for "holistic medicine" and a separation of mind and body (in the form of spirits or souls that might survive death) simultaneously.

(Not necessarily Flacus, your comment just brought it to mind. Haha.)

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