Parasite. Source: Found on Imgur. yoga MIND WITH ITS BODY You womb NOT AT .lill! ' Pom‘: no THE PROCESS ''! lloll!% Le, YOU WERE Philosophers are no longer allo
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#3 - ghostofgemini (07/04/2013) [-]
Hold up.

Wait.

What?
User avatar #49 to #3 - cakefaceify (07/04/2013) [-]
Because the parasite takes the place of every part of you that it eats. So if your brain was 50% brain and 50% parasite, you would still think it was 100% clean and healthy brain.

Extreme oversimplification.
#51 to #3 - anon (07/04/2013) [-]
You can't feel your brain, and you wouldn't remember everything that was eaten, as there's no memory of it. You literally can't know yourself unless someone else diagnoses you.
User avatar #76 to #51 - rapsuskiller (07/04/2013) [-]
Funny thing is: >I had a brain check at hospital seven months ago

>Now I feel like I should have another one
#101 to #51 - anon (07/04/2013) [-]
the **** are you talkin about? you do feel pain in your head. you only dont feel your brain, when there's nothing wrong with it. just like you dont feel any other organ. when a parasite eats your liver, you'll start to feel the pain and when a parasite eats your brain, you'll feel it as well.
User avatar #111 to #101 - sausageskin (07/04/2013) [-]
"he **** are you talkin about? you do feel pain in your head. "

Any pain you feel in your head is to do with blood vessels, not the brain itself. Many organs can and do feel pain, liver included, the brain however has no pain receptors, and thus feels no pain.

If you have a headache, its because blood vessels are expanded due to raised blood pressure, or due to swelling caused by trauma. Its those vessels and the tissue around them feeling the pain, not the brain.
#13 - eclecticparadigm **User deleted account** (07/04/2013) [-]
philosopher's fw
philosopher's fw
#64 to #13 - anon (07/04/2013) [-]
not making the hashtag all one word
#likeyouaren'teventrying
#22 - Jesusnipples (07/04/2013) [-]
...That's enough internet for me
...That's enough internet for me
User avatar #6 - churrundo (07/04/2013) [-]
ITT: webcomics/authors/artists you recognize immediately and give credit to when you share their content.
SMBC
XKCD
C&H
Joan Cornellá
The Oatmeal
Oglaf.
User avatar #36 to #6 - captnnorway (07/04/2013) [-]
I've seen quite a few SATW post lately, I guess that also goes on the list.
User avatar #39 to #6 - novren (07/04/2013) [-]
Alberto Montt.

Also, it's "Cornellà", not "Cornellá".
User avatar #80 to #39 - churrundo (07/04/2013) [-]
you're right, I couldn't find the grave accent on my keyboard.
#60 to #6 - anon (07/04/2013) [-]
If you think that piece of attention whore **** called "The Oatmeal" is a good webcomic then you're a ******* webcomic nub m8.

Here let me get you started on some better ones:
Doghouse diaries
Abstruse Goose
Three Panel Soul
Bug Martini (formerly known simply as "Bug")
Chainsawsuit
#61 to #60 - anon (07/04/2013) [-]
Oh and
Hark, A Vagrant!
#84 to #60 - churrundo (07/04/2013) [-]
Well, I personally really liked the one about the Mantis Shrimp.
Well, I personally really liked the one about the Mantis Shrimp.
#91 to #84 - anon (07/04/2013) [-]
He's in it for the money not because he likes making those things.
User avatar #38 to #6 - akkere (07/04/2013) [-]
Shadbase
#40 to #38 - byodensbeard (07/04/2013) [-]
Mother - ******* - Shadman!
User avatar #72 to #40 - undeadwill (07/04/2013) [-]
Yeah I'm pretty sure he'd skull **** you if you didn't.
User avatar #9 to #6 - captchakid (07/04/2013) [-]
Gone With The Blastwave
Two Tails
User avatar #50 to #9 - jetpistol (07/04/2013) [-]
loadingartist
#11 - stocxt ONLINE (07/04/2013) [-]
makes me think of Parasyte

though the takeover is instantaneous
#121 to #11 - anon (07/04/2013) [-]
Do you have sauce, bro?
User avatar #125 to #121 - stocxt ONLINE (07/04/2013) [-]
. . .

Parasyte
#104 - Cambro (07/04/2013) [-]
Philosophy major here with a similar question from Hume:
There are 2 ships, Ship A and B. The parts are stripped from Ship A to replace the worn out parts of Ship B. Ship B's parts are used to make a 3rd ship, Ship C and Ship A has brand new parts. If Ship B now has all of Ship A's old parts, is Ship B now Ship A? Is Ship A now a new ship because it it has all new parts? And is Ship C what Ship B used to be? What is to identity if not parts?

Now consider your cells are constantly being swapped out for new ones. Also consider how you are constantly learning more, seeing new perspectives, and growing as a person in maturity. Are you still you? Are you the you now that you were a minute ago? Is there an enduring Self?

The parasite asks the same question: If the parasite can replicate all of your functions including consciousness, are you still you? Even if it appears nothing changed, are you still you if you have new parts?

The truest issue of the above is that there is a slippery slope. We cannot decide with either the ships or the parasite at what percent did identity change. If you're 50% new parts are you no longer you? Why not 49%? Its arbitrary.

So we're left with two decisions: Either you are a body, and consciousness is connected to that body (in which case there is no self, there is only the brain. Consciousness is an illusion) or you are an enduring Self and consciousness outside of your body.

Practical applications for all you out there thinking 2deep4me: If there is no enduring self, why can we hold people accountable for crimes? If you are changing constantly, then you did not do your past actions, a past you did it and you are a new you now. Therefore it would be unjust to hold you accountable.

Also this situation: You are in love. Your lover is in an accident, goes into a coma, and wakes up with a tweaked personality. Are you obligated to stay with them? Are they still them? If not, does your love continue? Did you love them, or their cells?
#105 to #104 - yourmomismyhostage (07/04/2013) [-]
God Dammit I didn't need to think hard today.. but now my brain hurts
#114 to #104 - drmrniceguy (07/04/2013) [-]
Thanks for the deep thoughts, it brought a smile to my otherwise down in the dumps face. Never you mind that.
Thanks for the deep thoughts, it brought a smile to my otherwise down in the dumps face. Never you mind that.
#115 to #104 - anon (07/04/2013) [-]
You're not welcome at fj's summercamp from now on.
User avatar #122 to #104 - lecabron (07/04/2013) [-]
You wild-mind crazy ************
#14 - anonmynous (07/04/2013) [-]
If you like this you should go the actual website...
www.smbc-comics.com/

The newest one about the wizard of oz is even more mind blowing.
User avatar #20 to #14 - angreif (07/04/2013) [-]
the most important discovery of my life was discovering that z and c change the pages
User avatar #21 to #20 - toonlinktwentytwo (07/04/2013) [-]
WHAT? **** ! THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING!
#15 to #14 - abstract (07/04/2013) [-]
mfw reading the oz comic
mfw reading the oz comic
#8 - infested (07/04/2013) [-]
The real question is: is it actually murder?

If the parasite replaced all of the function of your brain, including your consciousness, your soul, if you will, then would you still be you?

It's the thin line between the reality of the physical brain, and the illusion of consciousness
#12 to #8 - anon (07/04/2013) [-]
Isn't murder defined as one member of the same species killing another member of its species?

to tired to look it up.
#10 to #8 - peelzes (07/04/2013) [-]
ahem
#75 to #10 - ordog (07/04/2013) [-]
I really want to play this game after all the praise it has here. But I don't have a PS, nor a X-box, and I recently short curcuited the mother board on my PC (I know this game is not available in PC). Now I'm sad, and I want to share my misery with everyone.
I really want to play this game after all the praise it has here. But I don't have a PS, nor a X-box, and I recently short curcuited the mother board on my PC (I know this game is not available in PC). Now I'm sad, and I want to share my misery with everyone.
User avatar #95 to #75 - thenukecity (07/04/2013) [-]
You know its not available on Xbox either right?
#106 to #95 - ordog (07/04/2013) [-]
No, I didn't know that. Thank you for informing me.
#113 to #75 - hairibar (07/04/2013) [-]
Look for a youtuber you like who has played it.

I watched it with Pewdiepie (I'm gonna ******* drown in red thumbs for that), and it was still awesome, even if I wasn't playing it.
User avatar #103 to #75 - walkingdisaster (07/04/2013) [-]
Don't worry, the game is overrated as **** .
#124 to #103 - DJFatcat (07/04/2013) [-]
You're overrated
#1 - anon (07/03/2013) [-]
Then how would you be dead at the end?
#119 to #1 - anon (07/04/2013) [-]
Because you will have no brain.
User avatar #18 to #1 - ayenon (07/04/2013) [-]
you would not REALIZE you were being killed.

its easy for things to happen without us knowing it
User avatar #110 to #18 - epsilonwolf **User deleted account** (07/04/2013) [-]
I read that in Princess Bubblegum's voice
#66 to #18 - anon (07/04/2013) [-]
especially when the thing happening is an organism that has evolved specifically for the purpose of keeping us in the dark
User avatar #98 to #66 - bateking (07/04/2013) [-]
The government?
User avatar #2 to #1 - Lambda (07/03/2013) [-]
That's where the philosophy part comes in.
#56 - texafornication (07/04/2013) [-]
wouldn't he technically be a scientist?
User avatar #73 to #56 - wtfduud ONLINE (07/04/2013) [-]
He's talking about the internet slowly rotting us away while we don't realize it. That's the philosophy part.
#120 to #73 - anon (07/04/2013) [-]
I just got to think about it and yea, that's actually pretty damn funny.
User avatar #107 - denniswtf (07/04/2013) [-]
So what if we dont ever mature? Its just a parasite taking over our mind slowly???
This post is scaring me
#92 - suiker (07/04/2013) [-]
it's.. but.. I
User avatar #88 - roxasbaby (07/04/2013) [-]
The question is will i care or is it too late.
User avatar #69 - TheNewRavager (07/04/2013) [-]
It's Theseus's Paradox.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ship_of_Theseus
User avatar #74 to #69 - PickleBall (07/04/2013) [-]
Nice profile pic.
User avatar #126 to #74 - TheNewRavager (07/05/2013) [-]
A fellow fan of King Crimson?
User avatar #47 - rangerofthesea (07/04/2013) [-]
this absolutely terrifies me...lol i am dreadfully afraid of getting a parasite in me...thusly i research them...ALOT
#58 to #47 - kmichel (07/04/2013) [-]
Eat papaya seeds. They can get rid of about 75% of common human parasites that live in the GI tract.
User avatar #62 to #58 - rangerofthesea (07/04/2013) [-]
also known as pumpkin seeds?
#77 to #62 - kmichel (07/04/2013) [-]
What? I'm talking about papaya, not pumpkin. You know those round black seeds?
User avatar #78 to #77 - rangerofthesea (07/04/2013) [-]
i googled them and they refereced to them as pumpkin seeds >_>
#79 to #78 - kmichel (07/04/2013) [-]
Oh no, pumpkins are not even in the same genus as papaya. There's a nice paper on PubMed that talks about the effect of papaya. I have university access so I can read the whole paper, but if you don't you can still read the abstract. Long story short, subjects were given dried papaya seeds with honey (just to mask the flavor) and were cured of most parasites.
#81 to #79 - kmichel (07/04/2013) [-]
Found it. Search "Effectiveness of dried Carica papaya seeds against human intestinal parasitosis: a pilot study". I was a little bit off...it was 71%, not 75% stool passage of parasites.
User avatar #85 to #81 - rangerofthesea (07/04/2013) [-]
awesome. my bad i was just seeing if what i had was correct
#86 to #85 - kmichel (07/04/2013) [-]
It's cool man. Be careful eating the seeds if you ever try it though. I think they taste awful, so I can definitely see why they used honey in that study. I have a feeling you'll try it, so good luck!
User avatar #87 to #86 - rangerofthesea (07/04/2013) [-]
meh, i dont have any parasites...havent done anything to get em...lol
#89 - infinitereaper ONLINE (07/04/2013) [-]
If you think this is bad consider the fact that a common cow parasite, often leaves its eggs in meat that we consume. The parasite goes on to jolly up to our brain and turn into cysts, however because we are not their natural predator they stay cysts forever. A significantly high portion of the population is thought to be infected.

And sometimes I wonder why it's so hard for me to think straight.
#118 to #89 - curveball (07/04/2013) [-]
If you cooked beef properly, wouldn't that kill the parasites? How could they develop an immunity to intense heat?
User avatar #123 to #118 - infinitereaper ONLINE (07/04/2013) [-]
No idea, remember seeing it on discovery or something. Frightening stuff.
User avatar #19 - ayenon (07/04/2013) [-]
yoga MIND WITH ITS BODY You
womb NOT AT .lill! ' Pom‘: no THE
PROCESS ''! lloll!% Le, YOU WERE


Philosophers are no longer allowed at summer camp.
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