I assumed you must, but I believe you when you state that you do not. Please understand, your posts have been... confusing... when it comes to what you mean by "you" and "control". Based on what you're saying, I think the simple answer is that who you are is a function of your life's experiences, and not just memories... I mean that you are a product of every disease, trauma, unremembered infant experience and environmental influence along with your memories and conscious experiences. This is what makes you, YOU, along with your DNA which forms the topography of the canvas, and limits some of the brush strokes and hues to be used.Neither do I.
I don't believe in a soul, ghosts or stuff like that. I don't know where you got that idea, cause I didn't say that. I thought maybe the clone seeing as he's the same he would've have the same consciousness, or something like that.
Lol. Yeah it is, I'm finding it pretty hard to explain what I'm thinking.I assumed you must, but I believe you when you state that you do not. Please understand, your posts have been... confusing...
This is making no sense.
You agree that when you're dead, you're dead. Let's be explicit: You Are dead.
So how can you claim that You are controlling some clone?
Exactly. We don't know for sure. That's why I thought that maybe if scientists would somehow manage to create a clone exactly like you after you die he would develop the same consciousness and it would sort of be like you? Or there is no such thing as different consciousness?We're not sure what processes in the brain create the consciousness. But we're satisfied it is in the brain.
This depends largely on how you define consciousness. This is a Philosophy of Mind topic, so it is probably best if you start that discussion as a new thread in our https://www.physicsforums.com/forumdisplay.php?f=112".Also, since we're on the subject, when do we start to develop our conciousness? Do we know that?
Then I think this thread is played out (for all the reasons given in the responses) until you want to give it a lot more thought and work out ways to articulate what you are proposing. At this point, I can only see some form of dualism as your escape hatch, and that's going to be hard to defend here...I'm finding it pretty hard to explain what I'm thinking.