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for personal reference [Oct. 21st, 2004|03:35 pm]
At the last Socrates Cafe, one of the debaters brought up the assertion that the human body loses weight upon death, which gives credence to the theory of the soul existing as a physical entity. Snopes has a fairly good debunking of the true incident where a physician made this observation.


[User Picture]From: delascabezas
2004-10-22 01:40 pm (UTC)

good points all

the controls are defintiely too wide and varied to keep track of without a large margin of error. simply in terms of debunking the myth started by this doctor's "study" of death though, it could be replicated, i imagine, fairly easily, without causing too much inconvienence or discomfort to someone who is about to die. between euthanasia volunteers, and heartbeat cadavers, i imagine you could get enoughdata to purely debunk the 21 grams thing.

you bring up some interesting points though, about the residence and departure times of souls, as well as the acting of other agents on the physical form. i have a post somewher ein my jorunal describing my view on souls - but i can't find it. i'll have to explain it to you one of these days.
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