Q: If there was such a machine that broke you down into singular atoms, beamed them somewhere, and put them all back together in perfect order, would you step into the machine?
One of my best friends asked me this question a few years back and what I have found is that it is a great way to determine whether or not people believe in souls or not, in particular theirs. Most of the time those who show concern or doubt about this process answer with the following: No, because I would be concerned about losing my memories and thoughts. They are concerned about being a useless vegetable when they pop out at the other end.
My stance on this is yes of course because I believe that all my memories are simply processes that can be exactly replicated if the things from which they are composed are put back the way they were before and change. To put that plainly I don't believe in the concept of souls or anything above the mechanical processes of nature. I am curious as to what you all think about this. Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org with responses to the question posted above. I would also like to promote my Facebook Page which you can get to via this address: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=363676213072&v=wall&ref=ts#!/group.php?gid=363676213072&ref=ts Have a good weekend everyone!