Posted: Nov 15, 2010 5:37 pm
by chairman bill
By what mechanism would consciousness survive death? How did consciousness develop an ability to survive death? Does it exist pre-incarnation, or does it develop in an organism until such time as it is able to survive on its own? Where is it whilst we are alive? Where does it go when we are dead? What evolutionary advantage is there to the post-death survival of consciousness?

Rather than start from a position of fanciful imagining, then seeking to make facts fit, it might be better to identify the facts, such as we can know them, then hypothesise & test, developing a theory to account for the data revealed by empirical study. Just a thought.