It is the belief of certain skeptics and scientists, that consciousness is merely a function of the physical brain, and is a result of evolution and genetics. They go on to presume that intelligence is directly proportionate to the size of the brain, or the volume of the cranium. On the other hand, there are those who theorize that the brain is comparable to a computer terminal, which is somehow connected to a powerful mainframe computer server. What if someone told you that there was a young student at Sheffield University, “who has an IQ of 126, has gained a first-class honors degree in mathematics, and is socially completely normal. And yet the boy has virtually no brain.” The student’s physician at the university noticed that the youth had a slightly larger than normal head, and so referred him to a physician, who did a brain scan on him. They discovered that, instead of the normal 4.5-centimeter thickness of brain tissue between the ventricles and the cortical surface, there was just a thin layer of mantle measuring a millimeter or so. His cranium is filled mainly with cerebrospinal fluid. He had, virtually, no brain. This story just came to my attention in an article by Richard Milton in Science Magazine entitled, "Is Your Brain Really Necessary?", which describes the remarkable research conducted at the University of Sheffield by neurology professor the late Dr. John Lorber. This story is also reported along with others in a website blog entitled, "Where Is Consciousness? I've Lost It!". Even if exaggerated, one might still consider these and other articles highly suggestive that consciousness may actually originate somewhere other than one's physical body. What are your thoughts regarding both sides of this issue? How would this give evidence to the existence of Reincarnation?