View Poll Results: Where does personal identity come from?

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  • The cells in my body

    9 22.50%
  • The neurons in my brain

    13 32.50%
  • The molecules in my brain

    7 17.50%
  • The information pattern in my brain

    13 32.50%
  • My five basic senses

    9 22.50%
  • My soul, life force, or something else metaphysical

    18 45.00%
  • Other

    15 37.50%
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    Re: Where does personal identity come from?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    a dog is self aware?
    I think so. Not conscious though.

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    Re: Where does personal identity come from?

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    I think so. Not conscious though.
    an infant isn't self aware, i don't think a dog is either. dogs don't make choices.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Where does personal identity come from?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    an infant isn't self aware, i don't think a dog is either. dogs don't make choices.
    But a dog knows its name. Comes when called.

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    Re: Where does personal identity come from?

    Yeah, I think dogs have "pack" awareness. They respond to their individual names, but consider themselves (insomuch as a dog can consider) a member of a group.

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    Re: Where does personal identity come from?

    My genes, my experiences, and my interpretations of my own experiences and of those around me.

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    Re: Where does personal identity come from?

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    But a dog knows its name. Comes when called.
    that's not self awareness. that's responding to a command.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Where does personal identity come from?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    an infant isn't self aware, i don't think a dog is either. dogs don't make choices.
    Dogs certainly do make choices.

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    Re: Where does personal identity come from?

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    Dogs certainly do make choices.
    conditioned choices, maybe. their behavior is instinctual.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Where does personal identity come from?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    that's not self awareness. that's responding to a command.
    Well, it seems to have a sense of self. I don't know if it is self-awareness.

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    Re: Where does personal identity come from?

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    Well, it seems to have a sense of self. I don't know if it is self-awareness.
    ah...maybe. a dog cannot recognize himself in a mirror.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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