To have full awareness in a supposed afterlife would require a copy in a medium other than that of a material brain. If one inherited an exact copy of the brain upon death, some people would be demented in the afterlife or would perhaps be a baby forever. A restoration of a brain that suffered from disease or brain injury, a mental disorder, mental deficiencies and immature brains, such as those found in babies, must be accomplished. If we assume that such restorations are possible, we will still end up with a copy and not be our “self.”
What conclusion can we draw considering the factual observations of what happens to awareness after the material brain dies and is destroyed?
- Afterlife exists, and our awareness is copied into another non-material medium, exactly as it was at the time of death
- Afterlife exists, and our awareness is restored to some uniform level so we can enjoy it as a healthy adult
- Whether afterlife exists is a moot point, because a copy is not you anyway even if the copy is convinced it is you.
- Other? Please explain.
Using Occam’s razor, what do you conclude?