Originally Posted by Steve Pavlina
If there is an afterlife, itís likely that the only element of your existence you can possibly retain is your consciousness.
How would you retain your consciousness?
I'm not asking you to prove that you can, but what lead you to this belief, and how do you think this could work?
I believe that all quantities, have qualities associated with them. Qualities are, in principle, inaccessible through quantitative means. For example, brains have minds, but you can't tell that by looking at them.
This must be true of all matter.
How would consciousness come from inanimate matter? It makes no sense that consciousness wasn't inherent. All matter must
be "conscious" in some kind of way. The tricky thing is defining the word.