Life as an Extreme Sport

The New Scientist Would Like us to Know: Psychological torture ‘as bad as physical torture’

A new report says that “prisoners subjected only to psychological torture report as much mental anguish as those who are beaten.” Well, perhaps if we ditched the notion of a ghost in the machine and left the mind/body division where it belongs – in the past – this wouldn’t be nearly as much a surprise.

I exist in my finger, I exist in my hand, I exist in my arm and leg and chest and… where do I stop, and where do I begin? What can you remove to still retain I, and what must go away for I to be lost?