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Posted 12/25/12 , edited 12/25/12

swordstyle wrote:

I get that this is an attempt at being philosophical, but this quite possibly the dumbest thread I've ever seen. And you have a very poor understanding of what death actually is.


I don't recall sharing anything about the ultimate postmortem, where the entire being begins cessation. So how do you know? Also, you must not frequent CR threads, if you think this thread is one of the dumbest.
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Brain activity doesn't reduce while we sleep, not in the way you seem to think anyway. It is very much active during the whole sleep cycle. If it scares you try to remember your dreams and look into lucid dreaming.


If you want to fret about something, fret about the fact your lungs aren't more than 6 weeks old. The vast majority of your body is not the one you once had, almost all the cells die and are replaces over time. Some parts go through a longer cycle than others. There are a few exceptions, one being your neurons, they can last a lifetime. Two other exception are, the muscle tissue in your heart, and some of the cells in the lens of your eye.

It gets trickier the smaller you go. Atoms don't touch, nothing ever really touches, some things just get closer than others.


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Posted 12/25/12
Everytime i fell asleep, it feels good but everytime i woke up, everything in my body feels cold.
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Posted 12/25/12
Maybe, I'll never tell the dark lords secrets.
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Posted 12/25/12
"Do we die every night?"

No.
Posted 12/25/12
LOL, agreed.
Posted 12/25/12 , edited 12/25/12
With every breath you take, life begins again..
and every time you whisper, death starts to descend.
You're all alone until you close your eyes
and you can see the beauty in your life.
It begins again and again and again..
Posted 12/26/12
If my oneself is a collection of memories which in return reflects a personality, meaning that even after a temporary lack of access to said memory collection won't change the memories themselves. Meaning that even if I'm in a coma for 2 years, I'll come back, access the same bank of memories, and be myself again. Which is why amnesia is really interesting.
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Posted 12/26/12

netdisorder wrote:

It's improbable, but just listen. When we go to sleep our brain activity is reduced a great deal. If for even a millisecond, our brain activity completely ceased and rebooted itself. The old us would very possibly die, leaving a new "us" in the morning, with all the memories of the previous.

We think we've lived a good amount of time, when possibly, every night, you die and a new version of you awakes oblivious to the other you that died.

What do you think? If you completely reboot your brain, will you still be "you"?


Your brain doesn't stop working when you sleep. It's always active, up to 10 minutes after death, minus getting your head crushed, imploded, ect...

That's why people can be resuscitated after "death", your brain is still functioning.
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Posted 12/26/12

Zeta-Nu wrote:

Everytime i fell asleep, it feels good but everytime i woke up, everything in my body feels cold.


The hell do you do in your sleep?
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Posted 12/26/12
Let me call my Life Insurance carrier and see if I can collect on that theory.
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netdisorder wrote:

It's improbable, but just listen. When we go to sleep our brain activity is reduced a great deal. If for even a millisecond, our brain activity completely ceased and rebooted itself. The old us would very possibly die, leaving a new "us" in the morning, with all the memories of the previous.

We think we've lived a good amount of time, when possibly, every night, you die and a new version of you awakes oblivious to the other you that died.

What do you think? If you completely reboot your brain, will you still be "you"?


i like your thinking ,, i used to think this sort of things too not like day dream and imagining crap everytime ......lets take the last part of your question like this ......think of the brain as a computer ......after you reboot your computer will all the functions that you previously knew becomes unknown to you ...its still the same right everything is in the same place right , same thing with the brain you will be still you .... its not like formatting everything in computer .....only if you format there will be nothing and same with brain unless you forget everything

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Posted 12/26/12
Hmmmm philosophical question. . . No, you do not die when you go to sleep, worst case would be you go into a micro coma(based on the scenario you depicted). A for effort though.
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Posted 12/26/12
Your brain is not inactive when you sleep, it's just that your brain-wave patterns are different from when you are awake and your experience of your self is significantly different from when you are awake.


netdisorder wrote:


What do you think? If you completely reboot your brain, will you still be "you"?


Considering what I said above, the same could be asked of the self from moment to moment. What does it even mean to be "you?" The self is not as fixed as it might seem. A lot of Eastern philosophy talks about this, as well as more modern western philosophers like William James.

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Posted 12/26/12
It`s an interesting view point but i think we are merely going into a resting state and then waking up. Maybe when we die we will be in a resting state for eternity.
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