Ask Nick – Personal Identity

The honour of the first question goes to Marcus parkus, who asks the following:

‘All personal identity is tenuous shaky ephemeral. We are the universe pretending to be a person’ deepak chopra.

True?

Well, Marcus, my own view is that the universe is in no way sentient and that, until good solid scientific evidence to the contrary becomes available, we really are the individuals we appear to be. Hard-headed and unromantic, I’m afraid, but there it is. But thank you for your question.

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