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There is a life after death

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Started: 2/12/2014 Category: Religion
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It is controversial and unsettling to propose that there is no life after death. Unfortunately, however comforting it would be to think that there is a life after death, there is absolutely no solid evidence to support the claim. In all likelihood there is absolutely nothing after death, no heaven or reincarnation, just oblivion, nothingness.
Many religions, particularly mainstream ones, use this concept of a life after death as a means by which to comfort people, although this cannot be used as evidence that there is a life after death.


I would like to testify your answer,
What makes you think that there Is no life after death? Where do you think we go once we die, our souls stays on earth for eternity, you can't just do nothing for the rest of eternity? There has been many proof, a kid died and appeared in this white room with an old guy who gave him a toy and said that it wasn't his time then the kid said that he just appeared in the operation room, can you please try to prove that for me please.
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Debate Round No. 1


"Our souls" What souls? Do you mean our consciousness'? Our thoughts and feelings? But consciousness is just a product of our neural pathways being arranged in a specific way, resulting in the abundance of senses that occupy our minds. Do you have a citation for the story about the boy appearing in the white room? because it sounds completely false, after all, witness testimonies are almost always completely unreliable, simple psychology proves that. Also any 'out of body' experiences and images of heaven and such are most likely a byproduct of the massive release of DMT in your brain when you are dying which causes hallucinations.

What makes you think that i can't shoot lasers from my eyes? You would ask for proof, evidence that i can do so, but ill say that i don't have any. Does this mean that i can shoot lasers out of my eyes? No, the idea is ludicrous, because there is no evidence, thus making it extremely unlikely that i can shoot lasers from my eyes. The same principle applies to life after death, can you prove that there is a life after death? No. Can i prove that i cannot shoot lasers from my eyes? No. So there is no reason to believe that there is a life after death, therefore i conclude that there isn't one, as there is no evidence.


I really don't get ur point, con,my outdone believe in life after death in a religious way or scientific way, we'll here is a scientific way to prove your point.

the religious would argue that life on earth is a mere warm up for an eternity spent in heaven or hell, and many scientists would dismiss the concept for lack of proof " one expert claims he has definitive evidence to confirm once and for all that there is indeed life after death.

The answer, Professor Robert Lanza says, lies in quantum physics " specifically the theory of biocentrism. The scientist, from Wake Forest University School of Medicine in North Carolina, says the evidence lies in the idea that the concept of death is a mere figment of our consciousness.

Professor Lanza says biocentrism explains that the universe only exists because of an individual"s consciousness of it " essentially life and biology are central to reality, which in turn creates the universe; the universe itself does not create life. The same applies to the concepts of space and time, which Professor Lanza describes as "simply tools of the mind".

In a message posted on the scientist"s website, he explains that with this theory in mind, the concept of death as we know it is "cannot exist in any real sense" as there are no true boundaries by which to define it. Essentially, the idea of dying is something we have long been taught to accept, but in reality it just exists in our minds.

Professor Lanza says biocentrism is similar to the idea of parallel universes - a concept hypothesised by theoretical physicists. In much the same way as everything that could possibly happen is speculated to be occurring all at once across multiple universes, he says that once we begin to question our preconceived concepts of time and consciousness, the alternatives are huge and could alter the way we think about the world in a way not seen since the 15th century"s "flat earth" debate.

He goes on to use the so-called double-slit experiment as proof that the behaviour of a particle can be altered by a person"s perception of it. In the experiment, when scientists watch a particle pass through a multi-holed barrier, the particle acts like a bullet travelling through a single slit. When the article is not watched, however, the particle moves through the holes like a wave.

Scientists argue that the double-slit experiment proves that particles can act as two separate entities at the same time, challenging long-established ideas of time and perception.

Although the idea is rather complicated, Professor Lanza says it can be explained far more simply using colours. Essentially, the sky may be perceived as blue, but if the cells in our brain were changed to make the sky look green, was the sky every truly blue or was that just our perception?

In terms of how this affects life after death, Professor Lanza explains that, when we die, our life becomes a "perennial flower that returns to bloom in the multiverse". He added: "Life is an adventure that transcends our ordinary linear way of thinking. When we die, we do so not in the random billiard-ball-matrix but in the inescapable-life.
So this is life after death in a scientific way.
Debate Round No. 2


I have three things to say:

Firstly i will quote the wiki of the Biocentric Universe theory: "Lanza has claimed that future experiments, such as scaled-up quantum superposition, will either support or contradict the theory.", This theory is, as of yet, completely unproven. If these 'future experiments' are actually carried out, there is a chance that the theory is actually correct, but at the moment there is no piece of supporting evidence that makes the Biocentric Universe theory an explanation for a life after death.

Secondly, the double slit experiment is a demonstration of Wave Particle Duality, and in no way supports the Biocentric Universe theory.

So what you are trying to tell me is that a loose theory that has absolutely no evidence supporting it is the reason why there DEFINITELY is an afterlife? There is nothing definitive about it at all. If you can find me one piece of scientific evidence that completely proves that there is an afterlife, not that there might be, not that 'its the only other explanation', that there genuinely is, then i will forfeit this debate.


Josanta2 forfeited this round.
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