On Tue, Oct 2, 2012 at 12:32 AM, Roger Clough <rclo...@verizon.net> wrote:
> Those who have faith in the possibility of brain
> transplants might consider this:
> You cannot separate the self (your ID) from the body.
> Your skin, the envelope of your body and self,
> is part of you, meaning your self. Why ?
> If somebody pricks you with a pin, it causes a body reaction.
> Yoga also uses this wholistic bodymind approach,
> relaxing muscles relaxwes the mind. Pretty obvious.
> The sense of touch is our most intimate sense,
> and that's part of the skin. Intimate to the self.
> But free will arguments typically leave out the body
> as a determinant. So, including body in the definition
> of the self, I prefer to use the term "self-determination",
> meaning that our will and thought and desifre
> is affected by everything within our skin.
If the science is advanced enough to replace the brain, it should also
be advanced enough to replace the body.
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