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July 30, 2015

Is this proof the soul does not exist?

by eirenehogan

Fascinating blogpost from Godless Cranium.  To quote him:

“We have often described our ‘self’ as something separate from our bodies. Most of our religions describe some sort of soul that leaves or changes as we die, but this experiment shows that by simply cutting off communication between our two hemispheres, we can create two consciousnesses that are independent of one another.

While you’re reading this, you could have two different opinions of this piece, depending on which hemisphere you asked.

How creepy but fascinating is that? And are there more ‘I’s’ lurking around in our skulls that we haven’t discovered yet?

No matter how you look at it, I think this shows that the soul doesn’t exist if you think your consciousness or the thing that you describe as ‘I’ or ‘you’ is essentially what your soul is.

What do you think?”

http://godlesscranium.com/2015/07/29/does-split-brain-surgery-show-there-is-no-soul/comment-page-1/#comment-5471

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