Changing constantly and yet, being “You”…

All of our cells seem to be the same from a genetical point of view. Yes? No. A new study claims that the majority of the cells in our body have from small to great differenced in their genes, due to changes in the genome as the cells divide. [1] The question of what is the thing that makes us “us” becomes more and more difficult as nre discoveries are made. With a constantly changing brain (see “brain plasticity” in Google or “brain” tag in Harmonia Philosophica portals), being made more out of bacteria and microbes than “normal” cells (see “Human body is 90% microbes and bacteria. Who is in control?“), which anyway have each a different gene pool… Difficult to see what makes me “me”. Or too easy?

TIP: The “solution” to the problem could be that we are not made only out of matter. So something immaterial makes us to be “us”…

Author: skakos

Spiros Kakos is a thinker located in Greece. He has been Chief Editor of Harmonia Philosophica since its inception. In the past he has worked as a senior technical advisor for many years. In his free time he develops software solutions and contributes to the open source community. He has also worked as a phD researcher in the Advanced Materials sector related to the PCB industry. He likes reading and writting, not only philosophy but also in general. He believes that science and religion are two sides of the same coin and is profoundly interested in Religion and Science philosophy. His philosophical work is mainly concentrated on an effort to free thinking of "logic" and reconcile all philosophical opinions under the umbrella of the "One" that Parmenides - one of the first thinkers - visualized. The "Harmonia Philosophica" articles program is the tool that will accomplish that. Life's purpose is to be defeated by greater things. And the most important things in life are illogical. We must fight the dogmatic belief in "logic" if we are to stay humans... Credo quia absurdum!

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