If humans are nothing more than the interaction of DNA and environmental stimuli

If humans are nothing more than the interaction of DNA and environmental stimuli

If humans are nothing more than the interaction of DNA and environmental stimuli does this give us any hope for life after death? this may sound paradoxical, but if I am composed merely of memories and perceptions brought on by the course of nature is it possible my perceptions could return acting on a different substrate- I.e my perceptions and memories live on through my ancestors or people who shared a similar life experience? If they remember me in their dreams is this in fact an aspect of myself that lives on? Can a spirit be contained in a mere cause-effect relationship? If someone in the future is placed in a similar dillema to myself, is this like an echo in time? would they not share some of my perceptions? If the thoughts were merely part of an evolving system and conciousness is all action-reaction would this be a form of "resonance", Simpy because of a shared experience? Are the memories dead people not evolving just as we are? For example Jesus Christ is remembered as both a saint and a fraud and even a cosmic zombie! I don't believe in ghosts or hauntings or a god, but I do believe that all relationships are causal, and if we do have a soul it is contained within our interaction, not within a substrate. Thus we would be like a song sung throughout time. Am I nuts for even thinking about this so hard? Thanks for your time, its very much appreciated!! Lex

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