A philisophical question that dabbles in religion and what we currently call science fiction: From Justin Martyr 1850 years ago On the Resurrection CHAPTER V.--THE RESURRECTION OF THE FLESH IS NOT IMPOSSIBLE. Question: If technology were advanced enough to take the very same types of materials you were originally constructed of and arrange them just like you, would it be you? This has been done with cloning. The question is, can the conscious mind be duplicated in a way so that you are "you" complete with memory in place? If two of you are made exactly alike complete with memory, then who is the real you? In religion the explanation is simple: "you" are defined not only by the body which is physical, but also by the "soul" which is not physical. Hence your clone may be like you physically, with exactly the same memories, but it does not have your soul, and is not, therefore, "you." The accounting is easy. How does the science community determine the real "you"?