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  1. Many people will argue against reincarnation with this simple argument: In 1500's England there was 2 million people. In 21st century England there is approx 50-60 million people. If reincarnation is simply a recylcing of souls, from one body to the next at death, then why the discrepency with numbers (i.e. population figures with the past and the present)?


    Having said that, reincarnation makes perfect sense to me (and not only due to my buddhist background). Even the bible hints at the concept of reincarnation, and the early Gnostic Christians accepted this concept in their teachings/belief system.



  2. It would depend on your location in the year 1500. If you travelled back to the Andaman Islands, in the 1500's, I doubt very much the peope would be interested in being convinced that you have travelled back from the future. Additionally, you'd have to overcome the language barrier of the Andaman Islands. Similarly, if you travelled back to an "English" speaking country, you'd still have to overcome certain language barriers, (due to the evolution of language over the centuries).


    If you travelled back to the Tudor period in Britain (1500's), then you'd have in theory travelled back to an alternate world line, and not the world line you read about in school on your original timeline. Why is this? Because the events you would have read about in school have NOW been altered by your presence in 1500 and your efforts in trying to convince people of your time-travelling exploits.


    I personally think they're more fun and imaginable things you could do, other than trying to convince others of being a time-traveller.



  3. The reason I created this thread, was simply because I found it amazing that people still think that the sun orbits the earth (with the planets orbiting the sun). There are a number of catholic scientists who will adamantly defend this view. For the sake of repeating myself, I believe (due to stellar parallax etc) that the sun does NOT orbit the earth. Here is a trailer of the film by those who propose that the earth is the centre of the universe:




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  4. It is what I have always believed, that is the intersection. The timelines conjoined and then splitting. I have always had the belief of multiple time lines but there is a point where they are one. Like spider veins.

    Yes, if such a thing a mutliple time lines exist, then it stands to reason that there must be a common point that existed which unified the vast amounts of time-line off-shoots. For example, baby x is born. The birth will exist in all timelines, but the nature of the birth could/would differ i.e. one time-line for baby x could be a traumatic birth, another could be a c-section birth etc.



  5. I'll be posting a thread soon with evidence that most people will shoot down or ignore, but there's some new things coming true that are worth a mention. People who have already made up their minds not to believe will automatically shoot it down, though, so I will most likely just post it then let them make their snide remarks, some of which will be aimed towards me because people with no evidence of their own choose the attack method of self defense instead of being polite. Been very busy, though, so I don't know when I'll do it, but soon..... Also, the book I recommended many times makes a lot of good points but people won't read it. People are afraid they may be wrong. Shrug. You can lead a horse to water.....

    (I need a few days to gather info and create a good post).

    I look forward to your post.



  6. A better question is how do you explain 2015 to people in 2015? I have relatives who live in remote regions of South-East Asia. I remember once trying to explain the concept of paying for goods at a self-service till with a debit card. They could not grasp the concept. There are people still living on this planet, whereby time has stood still for them; the life they live in 2015 is no different to 1915 or 1815.



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  7. We're trying to shove a square peg into a round hole when we try to be physical with a non-physical entity.If your view is based on "physical" neurological activity in the brain then, it is independent of the soul concept. We can not yet scientifically prove a soul exists but, we have a good handle on neuro-electrical activity processes in the brain. If you look at "memory" as the purely biological, neuro-electrical processes in the brain then, Alzheimer's disrupts the connections between neurons and effectively the process of memory retrieval. A memory is a series of interconnected neurons which, when activated, recall a stimulus. These connections are reinforced with more connections when a stimulus is repeated, over and over. Usually, in Alzheimer's, the patient can not store new memories; the short term memory fails early. Longer term memories, that have had a chance to be reinforced, fail later and finally, even the involuntary functions of the brain fail. This is the result of physical damage to the brain. In this sense you can argue that the memories are effectively destroyed.


    In the concept of a soul, the processes of it, the memories stored in it, (if they even are), is of a non-physical nature, not affected by damage to the person's brain. It is not part of the biological container that it resides in.


    In the bicycle analogy, everything could be subjected to the same concept since everything is made up of atoms but, once you get to the most basic component, the last hydrogen atom, it does have a definitive essence. (As would each of the other atoms but, hydrogen is the smallest atom state.)

    I hear what you're saying. Obviously, any dialogue about the "soul" can only be speculation. If Joe Bloggs was to stop me on the street and ask me to give a definition of the "soul", I'd be hard pressed to give an adequate reply. There seems to be anecdotal evidence that suggests that when a person dies, memories are carried through into another life via reincarnation. I have posted elsewhere of children providing detailed accounts of a prior life. If these accounts are indeed true, then we can confidently assert that a "soul" does indeed somehow store memories.


    In the bicycle analogy, everything could be subjected to the same concept since everything is made up of atoms but, once you get to the most basic component, the last hydrogen atom, it does have a definitive essence. (As would each of the other atoms but, hydrogen is the smallest atom state.)


    Yep. Basically, "everything" consists of "something" and is made up of "something". I'm not scientifically minded, but even quarks must be made up of something (that has currently not been discovered). Maybe I'm taken this thread off track, but I'd end by saying that a well detailed. scientific study of those who claim to remember past lives, may provide us with a little bit more evidence into the existence of the "soul".


    P.S. Can someone explain how I can quote multiple sentences (from one member or more than one as well); cheers.



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  8. It's really sad and even sadder if memories disappear, but where do they go? If the person is just a shell, maybe his/her soul has moved on and the body is still alive. The body just responds to stimuli, but the consciousness or self awareness has left.Think of a hard drive. The data is recorded onto the disk inside the drive. The only way to get rid of the data is to smash the drive or scramble the data with a magnet to make it unusable, but the data is still on the drive. What happens if it is melted? Where does the data go? Wasn't it stored with magnetic energy? This implies the data cannot be permanently destroyed. It must be released into the air or the universe, but since the hard drive is not self aware, the data would not be, either. That's how I think of it.


    You do make a good point. Why do humans have self awareness? Perhaps it's because we have the proper medium to record data. Wow..... now this is sounding like androids could be self aware...... lol....

    Yes, you do ask very interesting questions. Where does deleted data from hardware go? In science, energy can neither be created or destroyed. Theistic religions believe that God was not created, but always "was" and "will" be (eternally). You mention burning and melting a hard-drive, surely that process permanently "deletes" the data? When a candle flame is extinguished, that particular "flame" has gone forever and thats what I believe happens to memories as well.



  9. I personally do not think that it is memory "recall" that is affected with people dementia (i.e. memories not being accessed) but I believe the memories are actually gone. I have had first hand experience of the last stages of Alzheimer's dis. ease. During these later stages, there is no recognition; the person does not remember how to chew, eat and swallow; the person is just a shell.


    In regard to the analogy of the bicyle, maybe I didn't clearly explain myself. What I meant to convey is that the "bicycle" is nothing more than a name/label that refers to a collection of components such as wheels, a seat, splkes, nuts, bolts, frame etc. The bicycle has no true essence; similarly, people argue that human beings are just a collection of components that has no true essence/soul.



  10. [ATTACH=full]408[/ATTACH]Here goes. Energy cannot be created nor destroyed. Our memories are energy, correct? They are stored on our brain using electrical impulses. So, when we die, where does this energy go? Do our memories float away into cyberspace or do they stay contained in a "soul"?

    At present, memories are deleted forever in all forms of dementia. With alzheimers dis. ease, the build up of plaques on the brain rids the person of memories, therefore a person with dementia who dies, does not have memories floating away into "cyberspace".


    When talking of the soul, many people often mean and define it as the true, everlasting essence of a person; but think about this question... what is a bicycle? Does it have a true essence, that makes it a bicycle? Does a bicycle actually exist? If you were to remove the wheels, the handlebars, the seat, the chain, the nuts and bolts etc etc, where is the true essence of the bicycle?


    Similarly, where is the true essence of a person located? Many people who have loved ones with dementia, say that the dis. ease has robbed the person of their personality/character. They assert that the person is not the "same" and the person has in effect, "died". So is the soul related to the true essence of a person OR can the soul be likened to a battery, that enables a person to operate (separately to the heart)?



  11. Hey @Mylo.X. today I watched that episode where they invaded the cdc for the power generator thing. In one of the scenes, where they go in shooting, a man comes from behind and kill a couple of soldiers, only to be killed by Whitley right after. Could you tell me if that man is a time traveler? That scene was very suspicious to me...


    No, I don't think there was any time-travellers in that scene. I will need to do a rewatch to make absolutely sure though.



  12. I'm probably wording it wrong, tangling myself in a web. But I consider time something that exists all at once.Everything we do in life already "exists". I want to say "has happened", but I'm not sure that would work, either.


    I personally think that we can still make changes, so it isn't set in stone. Our conciousness could be what helps us not experience everything in one single flash. That's how I think about it. So, with that in mind, it either exists or it doesn't, even in our perceived future.


    Yes, there is a saying along the lines of, "Time is what prevents everything from happening in an instant".


    I think what you're saying is that time has happened (in the past, present and future).



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