• Question: do souls exist ? if not why do humans weigh 24 grams lighter when they die

    Asked by hepworthandsimmons to Ben, Clare, Ezzy, Mario, Sam on 15 Mar 2012. This question was also asked by millardlea.
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      Mario Campanelli answered on 15 Mar 2012:

      well, if such a thing as “soul” as opposed to the body, exists (I do not believe it, but it is a matter of opinions), it clearly is not a material object, so it has no weight!! (where did you get the 24 grams??)

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      Sam Vinko answered on 15 Mar 2012:

      The 24 grams are an urban legend. The soul as a concept of consciousness could make sense if you prefer to think of it that way, but not as some mystical being outside our physical body.

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      Clare Burrage answered on 18 Mar 2012:

      We don’t have any proof that souls exist, or that there is anything that remains after we die. I suppose it’s possible though, we don’t understand conciousness very well yet, so we shouldn’t rule anything out.

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      Elizabeth Pearson answered on 19 Mar 2012:

      I’ve heard about those tests. I’m not sure how scientifically rigorous they are. There’s no evidence for a soul, but I do like the idea even if I don’t believe in it.