What if we used to be the same person? Or will be the same person in the future? Or both? Were and will be.
Lost yet? Let me give you a glimpse of the kinds of thoughts that can take over my brain in the middle of the night.
Several years ago, I read A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson. It’s a popular science book. One thing he said stuck with me and I think about it often, sometimes even in broad daylight. Since matter is never destroyed, only transformed, that means all of the atoms that make up our bodies used to be other things. Or people. It’s possible that some atoms in my body right now used to be part of Shakespeare. And we know we’re all made of stardust, right? Which is amazing. Here’s an article explaining what I’m saying. Continue reading “What if We Used to Be the Same Person?”