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Parasite

Source: Found on Imgur

yoga MIND WITH ITS BODY You
womb NOT AT .lill! ' Pom‘: no THE
PROCESS ''! lloll!% Le, YOU WERE
Philosophers are no longer allowed at summer camp.
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Submitted: 07/03/2013
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#1 - anonymous (07/03/2013) [+] (6 replies)
Then how would you be dead at the end?
User avatar #2 to #1 - Lambda (07/03/2013) [-]
That's where the philosophy part comes in.
#3 - ghostofgemini (07/04/2013) [+] (5 replies)
Hold up.

Wait.

What?
#13 - eclecticparadigm **User deleted account** (07/04/2013) [+] (1 reply)
philosopher's fw
philosopher's fw
#8 - infested (07/04/2013) [+] (8 replies)
The real question is: is it actually murder?

If the parasite replaced all of the function of your brain, including your consciousness, your soul, if you will, then would you still be you?

It's the thin line between the reality of the physical brain, and the illusion of consciousness
#10 to #8 - peelzes (07/04/2013) [-]
ahem
#22 - Jesusnipples (07/04/2013) [-]
...That's enough internet for me
...That's enough internet for me
User avatar #6 - churrundo (07/04/2013) [+] (13 replies)
ITT: webcomics/authors/artists you recognize immediately and give credit to when you share their content.
SMBC
XKCD
C&H
Joan Cornellá
The Oatmeal
Oglaf.
#11 - stocxt (07/04/2013) [+] (2 replies)
makes me think of Parasyte

though the takeover is instantaneous
#104 - Cambro (07/04/2013) [+] (4 replies)
Philosophy major here with a similar question from Hume:
There are 2 ships, Ship A and B. The parts are stripped from Ship A to replace the worn out parts of Ship B. Ship B's parts are used to make a 3rd ship, Ship C and Ship A has brand new parts. If Ship B now has all of Ship A's old parts, is Ship B now Ship A? Is Ship A now a new ship because it it has all new parts? And is Ship C what Ship B used to be? What is to identity if not parts?

Now consider your cells are constantly being swapped out for new ones. Also consider how you are constantly learning more, seeing new perspectives, and growing as a person in maturity. Are you still you? Are you the you now that you were a minute ago? Is there an enduring Self?

The parasite asks the same question: If the parasite can replicate all of your functions including consciousness, are you still you? Even if it appears nothing changed, are you still you if you have new parts?

The truest issue of the above is that there is a slippery slope. We cannot decide with either the ships or the parasite at what percent did identity change. If you're 50% new parts are you no longer you? Why not 49%? Its arbitrary.

So we're left with two decisions: Either you are a body, and consciousness is connected to that body (in which case there is no self, there is only the brain. Consciousness is an illusion) or you are an enduring Self and consciousness outside of your body.

Practical applications for all you out there thinking 2deep4me: If there is no enduring self, why can we hold people accountable for crimes? If you are changing constantly, then you did not do your past actions, a past you did it and you are a new you now. Therefore it would be unjust to hold you accountable.

Also this situation: You are in love. Your lover is in an accident, goes into a coma, and wakes up with a tweaked personality. Are you obligated to stay with them? Are they still them? If not, does your love continue? Did you love them, or their cells?
User avatar #43 - qauronexoforce (07/04/2013) [+] (4 replies)
would you realize you were being killed when you died?
i'm sorry but this is the most retarded thing I've heard in ages how can you even find this disturbing
#44 to #43 - rimjobmcgee (07/04/2013) [-]
If there was an afterlife then you'd know you died, otherwise no. You wouldn't even get the near death hallucination experience caused by brain chemicals. Doesn't seem disturbing to me, rather a peaceful way to go, but why it is disturbing is because that means any of us could be slowly dying from this as we speak
User avatar #16 - snakefire (07/04/2013) [+] (13 replies)
Reminds me of hinamizawa syndrome.
#14 - anonmynous (07/04/2013) [+] (3 replies)
If you like this you should go the actual website...
www.smbc-comics.com/

The newest one about the wizard of oz is even more mind blowing.
#56 - texafornication (07/04/2013) [+] (2 replies)
wouldn't he technically be a scientist?
#89 - infinitereaper (07/04/2013) [+] (2 replies)
If you think this is bad consider the fact that a common cow parasite, often leaves its eggs in meat that we consume. The parasite goes on to jolly up to our brain and turn into cysts, however because we are not their natural predator they stay cysts forever. A significantly high portion of the population is thought to be infected.

And sometimes I wonder why it's so hard for me to think straight.
User avatar #88 - roxasbaby (07/04/2013) [-]
The question is will i care or is it too late.
User avatar #69 - TheNewRavager (07/04/2013) [+] (2 replies)
It's Theseus's Paradox.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ship_of_Theseus
User avatar #47 - rangerofthesea (07/04/2013) [+] (9 replies)
this absolutely terrifies me...lol i am dreadfully afraid of getting a parasite in me...thusly i research them...ALOT
User avatar #19 - ayenon (07/04/2013) [-]
yoga MIND WITH ITS BODY You
womb NOT AT .lill! ' Pom‘: no THE
PROCESS ''! lloll!% Le, YOU WERE


Philosophers are no longer allowed at summer camp.
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