Maybe René Descartes was right there's body and mind (dualism), but rather than our body and mind-René Descartes Pineal gland-soul, mind-soul or simply mind (materialists) is our erstwhile bacterium inhabiting our guts
Discussion regards the existence of the soul becomes meaningless in fact dying from laughter would not in future be an unknown occurrence when someone detached from reality tries to argue the point. ‘Which soul the one we thought we had or the billions of souls that are parked in our living space pulling the strings?”
Maybe René Descartes was right there's body and mind (dualism), but rather than our body and mind-René Descartes Pineal gland-soul, mind-soul or simply mind (materialists) is our erstwhile bacterium inhabiting our guts whose origin is as ours determined by our mother at birth, they come along for the ride, or is it us coming along for the ride?
Given the possible cognitive-emotional effect of gut bacterium maybe some biological psychologist should start a research project to ascertain if in some way the propensity of those undergoing stomach reduction, bypassing, etc. to suicide, being as it is four times that of the general population, and also investigate what the changes in gut environment-structure may have on the bacterium and subsequent cognitive-emotional issues and why this may be or may not be so. Plus knowing the integral part bacterium takes in our immune system whether or not those undergoing stomach operations become more or less susceptible to immune deficiency effects i.e. at least the relative probability of ending up with the flue/cold compared to the general population.
This research needs replicating with a larger sample longitudinal study and those having stomach surgery may be a good group to include and evaluate before and after surgery.
It appears the Greeks rather than René Descartes may have been right within the human 'gastric centers reside basic soul expression, attributes of passion, fight (emotional driven behavior) and drive (executive function).'