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Borg Theology

Distributed souls?
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I am determined to do a post that starts without 'whilst'..so here goes....just it been on my mind that do Borg have a theology and the tricky issue of souls?

Do Borg have one distributed soul, after they are assimilated into a group, or do they retain individual souls? Does the first one to die get the soul, and what happens to the surviving members when they die?

Not to out it too bluntly, when Borg Member A consistently uses up the last of the assimilated toilet paper and doesn't replace the roll, does that mean the entire group is destined to meet up with Old Nick, or is it just Borg Member A?

not_morrison_rm, Mar 17 2012

A distributed soul is mooted here... http://en.wikipedia...The_Grapes_of_Wrath
... but mostly it's more of an Asian thing, I think. [pertinax, Mar 17 2012]

Hofstadter's Aunt Hilary http://www.springer...t/le11rnad9qph9w4x/
[pertinax, Mar 18 2012]

Distributed Rat Souls http://www.wired.co...2/rodent-mind-meld/
[theircompetitor, Feb 28 2013]

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       Join us and find out.
8th of 7, Mar 17 2012

       <looks around for hidden camera>That's mildly scary...</looks>
not_morrison_rm, Mar 17 2012

       Behind you ...   

       And it's not // mildly scary //, it's VERY scary.
8th of 7, Mar 17 2012

       The notion of individual souls being absorbed into a single, divine entity isn't new. Is the Borg divine? Is divinity compatible with atheism?
mouseposture, Mar 17 2012

       When a borg achieves enlightenment, they get separated from everyone and everything.
RayfordSteele, Mar 17 2012

       What are we supposed to do if we meet the Borg on the road?
mouseposture, Mar 17 2012

       Put your thumb down.   

       Accelerate and aim properly.
RayfordSteele, Mar 17 2012

       still hiding under the duvet..
not_morrison_rm, Mar 18 2012

FlyingToaster, Mar 18 2012

       ... also Aunt Hilary
pertinax, Mar 18 2012

Alterother, Mar 18 2012

       I always bring my towel...
Canuck, Mar 18 2012

       That hoopy [Canuck]; now there's a frood who knows where his towel is.
Alterother, Mar 18 2012

       Surely if the Borg have a god it will only be because they assimilated it?
prufrax, Mar 19 2012

       ...but he said *assimilated toilet paper*...
xandram, Mar 19 2012

       //toilet paper// or borgroll as it's known in the UK.
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 19 2012

       That's just a rather weak pun on the line "I am Dyslexic of Borg, your ass will be laminated."
8th of 7, Mar 19 2012

       I've got a mate who used to work for Accenture - I'll ask him and get back to you.
goff, Mar 20 2012

       To quote my favorite philosopher, whom I just discovered 2 minutes ago from a Google search, "I argue that Jung’s later visions and dreams are most likely experiences of what Sri Aurobindo and the Mother referred to as Overmind consciousness, although their high numinosity and comprehensiveness opens up the possibility of him having touched the Supermind, at least intuitively, His latest and most complete description of the Self, fourfold in structure and differentiated at four levels of being supports the Supermind hypothesis." --- from: Jung’s Psychology of the Living God and Transformation of Individual and Community: Part III—by David Johnston
sqeaketh the wheel, Mar 20 2012

       No bees, then ?
8th of 7, Mar 20 2012

       Sorry, I think Johnston writes about bees in Part IV.
sqeaketh the wheel, Mar 20 2012

       So you're choosing to edit out the good bits, and only presenting those portions of the text that support your argument ? That's not very rigorous, and you're not going to get published because it will fail peer review.   

       You should be ashamed. Go to your room.
8th of 7, Mar 20 2012

       ..it's one of those little known facts that the Borg have frequently contributed to human technology, but by some bizarre quirk of fate, every single one has been the victim of a misprint.   

       I refer you to the borgroll above, the Brogue shoe, the .org domain name and of course the blog.
not_morrison_rm, Mar 21 2012

       Human technology is a farce. Borg assimilation is one of the better outcomes for humanity. I also approve of your idea.
sartep, Mar 22 2012

       Join with the Borg and there will be no "I".
AusCan531, Mar 22 2012

       Everyone knows there's no "I" in "Borg" ... d'oh.   

       (Also, it appears that there ain't no Sanity Clause, either).   

       // every single one has been the victim of a misprint. //   

       Rubbish. That idea is just totally borgus.
8th of 7, Mar 22 2012

       //That idea is just totally borgus//   

       I rest my case, and a small traveling valise...
not_morrison_rm, Mar 23 2012

       Why oh why can't I get the image of Earnest Borg9th of 7 out of my head?   

       "Play it again, Spam"
FlyingToaster, Mar 23 2012

       //Earnest Borg9th//? I wouldn't touch that with a 10-foot borg pole.
AusCan531, Mar 23 2012

       Do the borg have a queen? Does she keep borgis?
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 23 2012

       They did, and no, not anymore. There was an incident involving a hang-glider and a souzaphone filled with neurolytic pathogen. They don't like to talk about it.
Alterother, Mar 23 2012

MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 23 2012

       // Oopsie. //   

       Your nomination for the Gavrilo Princip Award For Not Really Thinking Through The Potential Consequences Of Your Actions is even now being considered by the Awards Committee.
8th of 7, Mar 23 2012

       Strange coincidence! I believe Sturton won it three years ago for introducing the Surinamese Giant Banana-Moth Larva-Eating Toad* to the Windward Islands; and the Intercalary Twin was honoured only last year for introducing the Giant Banana-Moth Larva Eating Toad-Eating Cat** to the same area.   

       It's a small world, though I woudn't want to have to hoover it.   

       *Since renamed as the Surinamese Giant Banana- Eating Toad.   

       **Since renamed as the Giant Banana Plantation Worker-Eating Cat.
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 23 2012

       Since which, we note, they have both been sentenced to death in absentia.   

       Presumably, you're trying to better their achievements.
8th of 7, Mar 23 2012

       Fortunately, there have been regime changes in Absentia since then.
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 23 2012

       //Surinamese Giant Banana- Eating Toad//#   

       Wherever do they find the giant bananas?
not_morrison_rm, Mar 25 2012

       I was wondering how they got the toad to stand still long enough.
FlyingToaster, Mar 25 2012

       > I was wondering how they got the toad to stand still long enough?   

       It's either   

       a) superglue   


       b) there actually is a Surinamese Giant Banana- Eating Toad whisperer.   

       I wonder how he finds the ears, or does he (or perhaps she) just whispers in their general direction?   

       Now, a giant banana whisperer, now that would be a thing...
not_morrison_rm, Mar 25 2012

       Whispering at giant bananas is easy.   

       Getting them to stay still by whispering at them is also easy.
pocmloc, Feb 28 2013

       One does not simply "join" the Borg. We are Borg. Resistance is futile.
threelefts, Mar 02 2013


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