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« on: June 06, 2012, 10:27:29 am »
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I am curious  if it is possible  that we existed in some form before we were born? any thoughts
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« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2012, 12:48:53 am »
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yes, as fetuses Smiley

before that, I doubt it.  Each of us is a unique creation, contingent on a specific happenstance of conception, formed out of a somewhat random assortment of genes, our life experiences, our actions and relationships. If we preexisted, what distinguishes one person in that state of preexistence from another?
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« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2012, 12:59:21 am »
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Is this in reference to reincarnation? 
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« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2012, 05:40:09 pm »
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I wouldn't be surprised if the essence of me existed in infinite pieces universes away.
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« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2012, 06:22:40 pm »
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That depends on whether you hold our consciousness ("soul") is tied directly to our brain, or if it is somehow independent of our brain.  I see no evidence for the latter so I assume the former, though it's not something I ever think about.
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