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ʝօɦռ 6IX ɮʀɛɛʐʏ's picture

At the beginning of the year, I created a thread on the topic of Consciousness and religious beliefs about a resurrection.

Here's an interesting update concerning that same issue: Yale neuroscientist keeps pigs’ brains alive outside of bodies

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Sky Pilot's picture
Zombie pigs! Someone should

Zombie pigs! Someone should transplant those pig brains in some healthy pig carcasses. It's the humane thing to do.

Cognostic's picture
What does this have to do

What does this have to do with consciousness?

"Researchers in his lab tested the possibility of the brains’ regaining consciousness by attaching electrodes to them, but they found no activity, the article said."

I know "sleepwalking" is said to be a state of throwback consciousness connected with a time in history when we were reptiles. So I get "throwback consciousness."

I don't need a book. The article is interesting. Scientists are keeping cells alive. They also grow beef in laboratories today. As briefly as you can..... What's the point? Or was this just for general interest?

David Killens's picture
All the researchers are doing

All the researchers are doing is delaying cellular death. There is absolutely no indication of brain activity, let alone consciousness.

Cognostic's picture
That was my impression as

That was my impression as well.

Terminal Dogma's picture
Scientists have recently

Scientists have recently claimed to have transferred the memory from one snail to another using rna.

ʝօɦռ 6IX ɮʀɛɛʐʏ's picture
I heard that too, but never

I heard that too, but never got around to reading up on it.

David Killens's picture
Actually John, it is quite

Actually John, it is quite interesting and provocative. It raises more questions than it answers.

chimp3's picture
Humans have been fucking with

Humans have been fucking with pigs for a !ong time.

Cognostic's picture
I could really use some of

I could really use some of that RNA, I know loads of people that should have never come out of their shells.

Terminal Dogma's picture
Way to become immortal and

Way to become immortal and ultimately supreme narcissist - infect everyone with one person's rna memory.

Nyarlathotep's picture
It's Dune all over again.

It's Dune all over again.

Terminal Dogma's picture
An old rookie gave me Dune

An old roommate owed me rent gave me a boxed set Dune movie/series whatever it is. Supposed to be a collectors item. Goes for hours so I never watched, what's the plot? Is it worth the hours to watch?

Nyarlathotep's picture
One of the premises (in the

One of the premises (in the fictional world of Dune) is that memory is stored in genetic material, so you are born with the memories of your parents (and grandparents, etc) but only a limited number of people have found ways to access these memories, with varying degrees of success. That is the part that reminded me of this news story.

On a side note; religion has been essentially weaponized in the Dune world.

ʝօɦռ 6IX ɮʀɛɛʐʏ's picture
Sounds like my generation's

Sounds like my generation's Assassin's Creed, which is also based on the ideas of Carl Jung.

Cognostic's picture
Dune is great. The books are

Dune is great. The books are better but the movies are still pretty good.

Lemememachine's picture
If you want some really

If you want some really interesting stuff on brain transplantation and the whether the we are our brains, I would recommend reading something about "fission cases" on
It's the sort of area I've studied a fair bit about - an interesting problem for whatever view of consciousness one takes.

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