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Consciousness vs Natural Instinct

  1. Jul 5, 2010 #1
    I am having trouble deciphering the difference between consciousness and and unconsciousness.
    If Consciousness is an illusion created by electrical signals that project what we call reality, would this mean if it seased to exisit so would life?
    and would we lose natural instincts such has hunger, pain, happyness, and the desire to reproduce in order survive?
     
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  3. Jul 5, 2010 #2
    I don't know. Let me sleep on it.
     
  4. Jul 5, 2010 #3
    When you sleep you aren't conscious but you aren't dead either, you still move and react to things.
     
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