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Offline Titanscape

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« on: 03/10/2008 09:24:54 »
I watched a documentary, heart transplant recipients gained memories and appetites from the person they received a heart from, uncanny, since they were strangers.

Studies revealed the heart has a magnetic field which can be detected six feet away.

And it actually has a substantial nervous system.

As one who believes in the soul, and near death experiences, I wonder if the soul comes back with a transplant of a major organ, and remains linked to the recipient. Strong nerve connections could not grow like that I am sure.


 

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« Reply #1 on: 04/10/2008 08:25:33 »
Don't you ever tire of your credulity? There is no scientific evidence for cellular memory or the soul. Why make such superfluous postulates?
 

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« Reply #2 on: 04/10/2008 18:34:36 »
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Heart transplantation is not simply a question of replacing an organ that no longer functions. The heart is often seen as source of love, emotions, and focus of personality traits. To gain insight into the problem of whether transplant patients themselves feel a change in personality after having received a donor heart, 47 patients who were transplanted over a period of 2 years in Vienna, Austria, were asked for an interview. Three groups of patients could be identified: 79% stated that their personality had not changed at all postoperatively. In this group, patients showed massive defense and denial reactions, mainly by rapidly changing the subject or making the question ridiculous. Fifteen per cent stated that their personality had indeed changed, but not because of the donor organ, but due to the life-threatening event. Six per cent (three patients) reported a distinct change of personality due to their new hearts. These incorporation fantasies forced them to change feelings and reactions and accept those of the donor. Verbatim statements of these heart transplant recipients show that there seem to be severe problems regarding graft incorporation, which are based on the age-old idea of the heart as a centre that houses feelings and forms the personality.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1299456
 

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« Reply #3 on: 04/10/2008 19:49:11 »
I have to agree with _Stephan_

What happens to those that have an artificial heart?
Do they get memories from iRobot?

Sorry, all I can say is its utter bilge to think that when there is so much overwhelming evidence to suggest otherwise!

Mind you, "That cant be true" is the right forum for it.
« Last Edit: 04/10/2008 19:51:22 by that mad man »
 

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« Reply #4 on: 06/10/2008 02:23:33 »
I never heard of this being a debate, which evidence is this?
 

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« Reply #5 on: 06/10/2008 05:17:17 »
I wonder, if a persons organs, through organ donation, went to several different people, how the soul would choose what to go with.

The heart may be the keeper of the soul, but the eyes are the window to it..
 

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« Reply #6 on: 06/10/2008 13:57:58 »
I never heard of this being a debate, which evidence is this?

Its an old idea that been debated since transplants started, plenty of books about it as well. A few bits of anecdotal evidence from "believers" but no scientific evidence to suggest it happens.

Just do a quick google for "does the soul get transplanted with organs"
77,300 items and nothing new.
 

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