# “Scientific Evidence” for life after death?

Discussion in 'Free Thoughts' started by Alexander1304, Aug 5, 2011.

1. ### Alexander1304Registered Senior Member

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“Scientific Evidence” for life after death?
Hello All,
Lately I found this website, that clams to present “secular case for life after death”
http://www.cfpf.org.uk/articles/background/snyder.html

All thoughts would be appreciated

3. ### Captain KremmenAll aboard, me Hearties!Valued Senior Member

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Any evidence like this would be hugely welcomed by scientists.

All the "psychic scientists" need to do is to perform an experiment under scientific conditions, which proves contact with the dead, or any such phenomena.

Do you think that scientists would not welcome such a thing? They all have people that they would be desperate to contact.

Unfortunately these experiments always require a "sensitive" medium to channel the contact.

Not scientific I'm afraid.
Needs to be verifiable, and be able to be duplicated by anyone with the same equipment. Needs to be measurable, and not subject to subjective responses.

5. ### wlminexBannedBanned

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I'd speculate that after-life existence, if true, DOES reside within the subatomic (or subquantum) realm and that 'communication', if it also exists, is easier to originate from subquantal realm than from the physical realm. It probably has to do with 'detectability' - it's easier to detect something larger-than-you than to detect something smaller-than-you . . . . you might 'miss' a tiny dust mote, but you won't miss a larger boulder.

Just my thoughts . . . wlminex

7. ### HesperadoDon't immanentize the eschatonRegistered Senior Member

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The quirky, ingeniously gimmicky short story writer Donald Barthelme wrote a story about some NASA scientists whose telescope picks up the first photograph of a human soul leaving Earth.

In the story, they examine the photograph and find, to their amazement, that the human soul resembles a "bumpy old iron frying pan" (and Barthelme includes an actual photograph of an ancient cooking pan for the story).

8. ### Alexander1304Registered Senior Member

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I wonder - if this evidence is scientific ,then,why is none of it publushed in leading scientific media...

9. ### kx000Valued Senior Member

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Same reason most people have no idea what H.A.A.R.P is, or don't realize the hypnotic abilities of the television.

10. ### originIn a democracy you deserve the leaders you elect.Valued Senior Member

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There is no science in the article. The article consists of claims of experiments that prove life after death and 'mathematical equations' that prove life after death. Where are they? Lets examine this amazing information.

This web site is filled with psuedo-science word salad.

11. ### C CConsular Corps - "the backbone of diplomacy"Valued Senior Member

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Excerpt: The group has come to regard that continuation as the functioning of a natural, universal law, the study of which is strictly a branch of chemistry, physics, and mathematics, rather than an article of religious faith."

Heh, I might instead prefer something like that grounded in the absolute (if such was possible). Natural means it is contingent, revisable, open to future rejection or assimilation, etc. If referring to a context of philosophical naturalism rather than the methodological kind, this doesn't promote the maximum optimism, either. Even if a metaphysical doctrine were declared to have internal consistency after a critical examination, this is still no proof or confirmation of it being about an actual or existential circumstance. It just indicates the radioactive level has decreased enough for practical reason to pick up the new dolly up and play around with it.

12. ### Captain KremmenAll aboard, me Hearties!Valued Senior Member

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It's just verbal garbage.

Believers in this stuff think that scientists are deliberately ignoring information.
Quite the reverse.
Discoveries like this, if provable, would be a definite Nobel Prize winner.

13. ### Crunchy CatF-in' *meow* baby!!!Valued Senior Member

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The article is flat out lying. It asserts that the paranormal has been repeatedly and predictably observed to exist and now there are math / physics models available to explain it.

The first part of the assertion is of course the lie.

14. ### phlogisticianBannedBanned

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You included it seems. And why do conspiracy theorists such as yourself harp on about HAARP? It's not one of a kind. There are others, but I guess this underlines your lack of education about the subject.