Originally posted by LemonJello
This question was resurrected in sonship's short response thread, but I think it's an interesting question that may deserve its own thread. Originally posed in this forum by a great thinker, Pawnokeyhole, but that was several years ago. Sonship said he doesn't know the answer but would lean toward "no" (for reasons yet undisclosed). I would be interest ]
(The question, of course, presupposes that Jesus is divine, which many may dispute.)
For what it's worth, my take on this one (supposing, charitably for the sake of discussion, that Jesus is divine), given that I hold that the mind is what manifests from some configuration of material "particles" and their respective velocities/acceleration/etc, reactions/interactions with other "particles" etc... at any particular time, if you can exactly reproduce this arrangement then you also reproduce exactly the mind. Note that I hold it is insufficient that we find only the right combination of materials that constitute the body and arrange them into some static form.
It could be argued of course that the very act of accomplishing such a difficult feat (correct at any level of magnification) would require knowledge that is beyond the grasp of those who are not divine, and that for some body constructed within a vanishingly small error threshold of correctness would need to be "divine" if it we are to be sure that no part of it will trespass over any equilibrium point and fall apart as we move forwards in time (in such way that the resulting system is no longer an accurate construction of Jesus at some future time) - or in other words: "held together by magic!".
Indeed, to finish my train of thought on this one for now - I say that such a reconstruction is beyond the means of humans at any point in the future (given the sheer amount of data and cognitive/mechanical effort required to pull it off); and so to bring such a thing about would necessarily involve some sort of divinity.