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Yes. Why? No. Why?
Debate Score:12
Arguments:15
Total Votes:13
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 Yes. Why? (4)
 
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When we die, do we cease to exist completly beyond oblivion.

Yes. Why?

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No. Why?

Side Score: 6
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Well, I believe that consciousness arises from the interaction of matter with space-time - so I don't believe things cease to exist completely when they die. It's more appropriate, I believe, to say that things "transform" when they die. Now, when I die as a human, I wont be a human anymore and I wont have memories of what I did as a human. I wont even contemplate things as I once did as a human.

Instead, I believe that I'll be broken up into a very primitive and primordial kind of consciousness. It wont be as creative or unique as life experienced as a human. But I will be in my most simple and primitive state. I wont be human and wont be one solitary thing anymore. But the conscious pieces that once added up to me will still be around, effecting the universe!

Like the Conservation of Energy and the Conservation of Matter, I guess this can even be stated as a Physical Law: the Conservation of Consciousness.

The only time energy and matter aren't conserved, according to current understanding, is when they convert back to each other. I suppose the quantity of conscious experience in the universe will also be effected by the transformation of energy into matter and vice-versa.

Side: Yes. Why?
Stryker(849) Disputed
1 point

This is an unsupported hypothesis that no one should attribute any value to until Juan_Pablo can demonstrate it to be true.

Side: No. Why?
1 point

I personely supourt this side, however feel free to post your arguement

Side: No. Why?
Cartman(18192) Disputed
3 points

That's not really a "why?"

Side: Yes. Why?
izazovnog(322) Clarified
1 point

I wasn't intending to show my arguement. I wanted to avoid getting into a lengthy debate. I still go one this site, but I now spend more time on debate.org.

Side: Yes. Why?
1 point

I believe in reincarnation, if you keep doing good things you'll keep moving up until you become enlightened and enter Nirvana and vice versa

Side: No. Why?

In the sense of personality, we always exist so long as someone is thinking about us, and for that reason many people dream to acquire fame, or to leave their mark on the world.

In the physical sense, our energy and matter is never gone it's constantly being recycled throughout the Earth's systems.

Side: No. Why?
StickinStone(649) Clarified
1 point

Since our energy and matter is never gone but always changing (even now), do you think it's possible that some level of experience continues with your continuing energy?

Side: Yes. Why?
Quocalimar(6469) Clarified
2 points

I don't know what you mean.

Side: Yes. Why?
Martinpoet(53) Disputed
1 point

I tend to agree with you that you will be remembered by family and friends. It just seems that the contents of the consciousness

Is a material process and doesn't survive death. In casu: the individual entity's memory( or data bank, laughs) is unique and probably goes extinct. Though the recycling process is a comforting thought!

Side: Yes. Why?
1 point

This is obviously a speculative question and an opinion is therefore warranted. I will offer no opinion or speculate on this question without verifiable evidence to back up any claim that an individual life or consciousness continues after the clinical or pathological death. I need to maintain a position of Skepticism but I am willing to have an open mind regarding both positions without being abruptly dismissive or gullible to blindly accept claims that cannot be qualified. From a wishful thinking perspective I would love the idea of continuation of my life.

Side: No. Why?
1 point

I don't think so I think that we must go somewhere. I don't think that what we where just simply disappears not to mention that eventually being non-existent scares the crap out of me. I need to believe that we go somewhere. Not just simply be existent one day and non - existent the next. I don't know why it scares me I can't explain it so please don't ask me too. :)

Side: No. Why?