This question was inspired by the fact that scientists have successfully created synthetic bacteria with similar geneome in the lab. My exact question is if Life is just an aggregate of the bunch of molecules and atoms that makes up an organism, or is it a seperate entitiy? Many ancient religious text points out the belief of life to be seperate from the physical body. Still modern biological research suggests that it is possible to create organisms such as syntheic bacteria in the lab. These bacteria still respond to the enviournment and thus are conscious like normal bacteria. If I theoretically build a copy of myself at the atomic level, DNA, same charge in indentical Neurons, STEM cells, cells in exact order etc. What will I end up? A live clone of myself or a dummy of myself? Please note it theoretically does contain memories of mine because of the indentical potential diffrence as mine in each neuron. And Will it be conscious Just like synthetic bacteria to normal?