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Or do they "kill you" then reconfigure your exact being upon materializing? (meaning you have no soul)
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# 2
02-09-2011, 10:28 AM
That's what the Heisenberg compensator is for, otherwise, when you made it to the planet, you'd just be a flesh eating zombie


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# 3
02-09-2011, 10:32 AM
I tear a new soul from the first person I meet after being transported by phasoring them in the face.


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Also not sure but it feels like this thread will end up violating forum rule number 11.
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# 4
02-09-2011, 10:46 AM
This has been discussed in soft canon (where the answer has generally been yes the animating consciousness or what have you goes with the transporter beam) but examples of "transporter clones" have happened in hard ans soft canon (e.g.Thomas Riker), so I imagine that it depends on what the writer needs for a given story.
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# 5
02-09-2011, 10:48 AM
I prefer to just not think about it. The whole subject gives me a headache.
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# 6
02-09-2011, 10:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Archanubis
I prefer to just not think about it. The whole subject gives me a headache.
Would it make you feel better if I told you that Gene was atheist and didn't really care about it?
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# 7
02-09-2011, 03:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Acceleron
Or do they "kill you" then reconfigure your exact being upon materializing? (meaning you have no soul)
You don't have a soul. So, neither?
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# 8
02-09-2011, 03:22 PM
This question goes all the way back to the original series, and some of the first novels written for/about it. Just as the existence of souls is itself a matter of faith, not science, it can only be answered on those terms, and the answer is likely to be a personal one.
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# 9
02-09-2011, 03:27 PM
I think they should just reboot the tech behind transporters to allow for this talk to cease.
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# 10
02-09-2011, 04:47 PM
obviously cosciousness is a byproduct of our brians being configured the way they are seeing as how conciousness can be interputed or even removed all together by strokes and or brain trauma and leave use a veggie or even more or less brain dead if not brain dead.

So imho consiousness is somewhat linked to the idea of a soul but not entirely, and to state this I do believe in souls. I think it is much more likely that souls are both part of and seperate from you, more like an external harddrive, so when the primary eventually fails the external disconects and moves on with the total culmination of lifes experiences and in essence takes over where the body failed. And in the process of teleportation when one is atomized and reconfigured in the exact state it was dematerialized in the soul just follows the info to the new point and reintigrates, if it would ever not be integrated, cuz who is to say souls if they exist are not anywhere and everywhere at the same time, seeing as how the afterlife could work on completely diffrent physics if it worked on any kind at all.
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