Posted by Roberta Grimes • May 06, 2015 • 6 Comments
Afterlife Research, Human Nature, Understanding Reality
Despite extensive evidence that human consciousness is primary and it pre-exists the universe, mainstream scientists still believe that nothing exists that is not material. They are certain that your mind, your personality, all that you are is generated entirely by your brain, so when you die your mind will blink out like a light.
All of this is nonsense, of course. For your material brain to generate your mind is flat-out impossible. But because materialism is a “fundamental dogma” of modern physics, it still permeates all of mainstream science. And it leads researchers to propose ever more lunatic projects. I’ll give you three that have lately come across my desk, and then we’ll talk about some reasons why we can be certain that our brains do not generate our minds.
1) Mind Uploading Will Replace God. http://motherboard.vice.com/read/mind-uploading-will-replace-god The notion that soon we will be digitally uploading the minds that are generated by our meat-brains so we can survive our physical deaths is so deeply nutty that even after having read this article three times I still cannot figure out the sense of it. “Being able to upload our entire minds into a computer is probably just 25-35 years off given Moore’s Law and the current trajectory of technology growth and innovation” the author confidently informs us. How is this possible, when scientists are sure that your mind is just an artifact of your meat-brain? The author says only, “mind uploading is generally considered possible by experts. After all, humans are just material machines, striving to create other machines that mirror ourselves and desires. Ah yes. We’ll translate all the information in your brain into bits and make a copy of you online. But what about your individual awareness? Your emotions? Your sense of being who you are? No mention of how we’re going to transfer all of that. And once this miracle of uploading our minds is achieved? “Expect a much more utopian society for whatever social structures end up existing in virtual reality and cyberspace. But also expect the real world to radically improve.” Utopia!
2) Thoughts Being Transmitted by Brain-to-Brain Link. In the strictly material world of mainstream science, it is very big news that a readout from someone’s brain can now be interpreted by someone else. “Using noninvasive means, researchers made brain recordings of a person in India thinking the words “hola” and “ciao,” and then decoded and emailed the messages to France, where a machine converted the words into brain stimulation in another person, who perceived the signals as flashes of light. From the sequence of flashes, the French recipient was able to successfully interpret the greetings.” What a great mess of trouble just to say “hello”!
3) We Are About to Experience Everlasting Youthfulness. The idea here is that we can keep on discovering ever more sophisticated ways to turn back the clock on our bodies, over and over again, always keeping just ahead of encroaching old age and therefore never reaching our expiration dates. Aubrey de Grey, who is an expert in this emerging field of trying to outrun the clock, says, “If we ask the question: ‘Has the person been born who will be able to escape the ill health of old age indefinitely?’ Then I would say the chances of that are very high. Probably about 80 per cent.”
All of this is an utter waste of time, money, and wonderful intentions! Here is why:
– There is no need to upload your mind in order to preserve it. Your mind is eternal by its very nature. It is impossible for it ever to die.
– Mind-to-mind communication without the need for mechanical “flashes of light” is already being practiced by those who understand that human minds are inextricable parts of one eternal Mind. And they are saying a lot more than just “hello.”
– Delaying the ills of old age is a laudable goal, but it cannot stave off death. Nor should it. Our post-death home is infinitely more wonderful than this brief, unpleasant afternoon in school!
How can we know for certain that our minds are not generated by our brains? Here are three clues that seem persuasive to me:
1) Our minds can exist apart from our bodies. Even one documented case of someone’s body and mind being in two different locations at the same time would be sufficient to establish this principle, and by now we have hundreds of such cases. The science is settled, if only mainstream scientists were not so afraid to examine the evidence!
2) The dead live happily in a glorious earth-like dimension very close to our own. Here is something else that has been so thoroughly documented that it is only physicists’ clinging to materialism as a fundamental dogma that keeps them from learning what we long have known. The minds of the dead have survived just fine! This seems to me to be conclusive proof that their meat-brains could not possibly have generated their minds.
3) The human genome does not code for the human mind. C. Elegans is an almost microscopic worm of fewer than a thousand cells. Its genome contains about 21,000 genes, which fact gives us a useful benchmark. And to the astonishment of researchers, the human genome turns out to contain only 19,000 genes, nearly all of which predate even primates. So the human genome does not code for the human mind. How then is it even possible for our minds to be generated by our brains?
The goals of all three of the scientific projects outlined above have long since been reached. Our minds are eternal, we cannot die, and since we all are part of eternal mind we can readily communicate at the level of our minds. Well, what do you know? The future is here. It doesn’t need technology. And it is beyond-belief wonderful!
photo credit: iPhones in disguise via photopin (license)
photo credit: go find me another one via photopin (license)
photo credit: Christmas Robots via photopin (license)
6 thoughts on “Uploading Your Mind”
Great article! Really enjoyed the read.
Thank you for visiting and commenting, Michael!
Bravo! An excellent article, Roberta. I agree with every word.
Here’s a recent article I just ran across. A young South Korean physicist, with a Ph.D. from Oxford, has proven mathematically that consciousness does no arise from the brain and will not come out of any AI(Artificial Intelligence) computer.
You might wan t to keep this for a future article.
Thanks for this great article, Michael! It’s terrific, and it perfectly fits a blog post I am about to write. It’s no coincidence that Mr. Song is so young. No physicist with a family to support would have dared to investigate such heresy. As the great Max Planck said, science advances by deaths! All it will take will be for Song’s discoveries to be spread widely enough, and his generation can become the one that will at last – after more than two thousand years! – unite physics into what it always should have been: the open-minded study of everything. Thank you for commenting, and for sharing this wonderful article!
I came up with a test for those who claim they could up load themselves into a computer.
Ask the upload to the computer if it’s ok to terminate the organic body. Ask the person in the form of the organic body if it’s ok to terminate the body.
If they both say yes then the up load was complete!
Heh – Thank you for my best giggle of the evening, Tom!
I’ve been gathering articles for another blog post on the subject of scientific cluelessness about the brain. It really is appalling! And when you point out to any of them how little has been learned about how the brain produces any of the phenomena that they attribute to it (practically speaking, nothing has been learned, despite the expenditure of billions of dollars), they say just that they’re still figuring it out. Isn’t the classic definition of insanity doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different outcome?
We’ll have to try your experiment if they ever get to the point of actually claiming a successful upload. I have my doubts about their even getting that far!