• I believe that there is a fundamental mystery in my existence, transcending any biological account of the development of my body (including my brain) with its genetic inheritance and its evolutionary origin. ... I cannot believe that this wonderful gift of a conscious existence has no further future, no possibility of another existence under some other unimaginable conditions.

    "Facing Reality : Philosophical Adventures by a Brain Scientist" by John Carew Eccles, (p. 83), 1970.