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Evolution only applies to the bodies of humans, not their souls. Natural selection only explains the adaptation of species.

The science of biology includes the metaphysical concepts of form (soul) and matter (body) because it is necessary to exclude free will and other functions of the human mind from evolutionary biology. Materialists think that the soul is just an idea, but religious people think the human soul is spiritual.

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What exactly is the soul? How is it different from the mind/intelligence/conscious?

Very astute observation. The soul IS the real life of a person. The soul will live on AFTER the body has expired. The body is simply a "house" for the soul. Jesus made that perfectly clear and blew His listeners away when He told them to destroy "this temple" (His body) and He would raise it up in 3 days. He constantly kept His challengers and unbelievers guessing.

Can you have soul without body?

@joshualivingston564 Can you have soul without body?

You can, but everything I have ever read or studied seems to suggest that souls seek bodies to inhabit. This is very clear even in the Bible regarding demon or evil spirit possession. Jesus often cast evil spirits out of people, and in one story the spirits pleaded not to be left just floating around. So, He cast them in to a herd of swine which then ran off of a cliff killing themselves.
In the afterlife, people will be more "soul" than "body" - even though the body will be recognizable, it is a new body that is not exactly like the one of flesh and blood.

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