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22-01-2013, 02:53 PM
RE: Existence after mortal death...
Yeah, so what if the "energy" goes somewhere. It isn't electricity - you don't get a shock touching a dead person. You (or a forensic pathologist) can cut up a human cadaver and handle the brain even without rubber gloves and never get shocked. So that electricity stops being electricity when the brain dies.

SarnDarkholm, you said "Our thoughts are made up of electrical impulses transferred between synapses." Good enough. But if the electricity is gone and the synapses are gone, and all that's left is some energy dissipating into the atmosphere, what makes you assume that this leftover energy is capable of thinking? There are no more electrical impulses, there is no transferring between nonexistent synapses (those are all left behind in our corpse), so how does this energy think?

You're making a classical mistake here. You're trying to use "junk science" to make assumptions about something that is scientifically impossible. Maybe it's metaphysically possible, maybe it's supernaturally possible (I know, different words but same thing), but it's perfectly clear that if there is a soul that exists after we die, and if that soul is capable of thinking, then it doesn't do it through "electrical impulses transferred between synapses."

And don't fall for the old argument from ignorance fallacy: Saying something like "Well, we have energy, it doesn't just go away, I don't know where it goes, therefore it must be our soul" is just taking the fact that you don't know and adding in some made up fantasy to explain what you don't know. We could come up with countless other made up fantasy explanations (that energy fuels the next big bang in some alternate universe, that energy seeps back into the earth and sustains Mother Gaia, that energy condenses in the atmosphere and becomes the ozone layer, etc., etc.) but that doesn't make any of the made up fantasy answers correct.

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RE: Existence after mortal death... - Chas - 13-01-2013, 09:27 PM
RE: Existence after mortal death... - Dom - 14-01-2013, 01:22 PM
RE: Existence after mortal death... - Chas - 14-01-2013, 01:56 PM
RE: Existence after mortal death... - Dom - 14-01-2013, 02:07 PM
RE: Existence after mortal death... - Dom - 14-01-2013, 02:12 PM
RE: Existence after mortal death... - Chas - 14-01-2013, 02:29 PM
RE: Existence after mortal death... - amyb - 14-01-2013, 07:36 PM
RE: Existence after mortal death... - Dom - 15-01-2013, 06:43 AM
RE: Existence after mortal death... - Chas - 20-01-2013, 08:03 AM
RE: Existence after mortal death... - Dom - 20-01-2013, 05:20 AM
RE: Existence after mortal death... - Chas - 20-01-2013, 08:45 AM
RE: Existence after mortal death... - Chas - 20-01-2013, 10:48 PM
RE: Existence after mortal death... - Chas - 20-01-2013, 11:01 PM
RE: Existence after mortal death... - Chas - 20-01-2013, 11:21 PM
RE: Existence after mortal death... - Chas - 21-01-2013, 08:19 AM
RE: Existence after mortal death... - Chas - 21-01-2013, 04:05 PM
RE: Existence after mortal death... - Chas - 21-01-2013, 05:25 PM
RE: Existence after mortal death... - Chas - 22-01-2013, 01:50 PM
RE: Existence after mortal death... - amyb - 22-01-2013, 01:39 PM
RE: Existence after mortal death... - Chas - 22-01-2013, 08:27 PM
RE: Existence after mortal death... - Chas - 24-01-2013, 01:31 PM
RE: Existence after mortal death... - Chas - 24-01-2013, 02:05 PM
RE: Existence after mortal death... - Chas - 25-01-2013, 07:58 AM
RE: Existence after mortal death... - Chas - 25-01-2013, 09:35 AM
RE: Existence after mortal death... - Chas - 25-01-2013, 12:26 PM
RE: Existence after mortal death... - Chas - 25-01-2013, 04:10 PM
RE: Existence after mortal death... - amyb - 27-01-2013, 12:15 AM
RE: Existence after mortal death... - Aseptic Skeptic - 22-01-2013 02:53 PM
RE: Existence after mortal death... - amyb - 22-01-2013, 05:43 PM
RE: Existence after mortal death... - Chas - 23-01-2013, 07:40 AM
RE: Existence after mortal death... - amyb - 23-01-2013, 06:13 PM
RE: Existence after mortal death... - amyb - 26-01-2013, 04:20 AM
RE: Existence after mortal death... - Chas - 27-01-2013, 09:45 AM
RE: Existence after mortal death... - amyb - 27-01-2013, 04:25 PM
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