Sep 102011
Physics and Consciousness
by j-No

Question by Flying Grok: How do you measure your soul ? Prove it exists ?
…and someone will surely come up with early XX century experience with some doctors killing dogs and checking their weight before and after death, and trying the same with humans.
His balance was not good, and he came up with the ridiculous idea that the soul weighs 20g.

And the funny thing, some people believed that !

Seriously folks…how do you measure the soul ?
How do you prove it exists, seeing that all consciousness, emotions, memory, instincts, altruism, … have been explained successfully using biology, physics, and NOT theology or spiritual dimension blablablabla… ?
Lion of the tribe, I invite you to check some books. Research is not hypothetical.
Studying brain-damaged people, making scans of people brain while asking them to think of something,
studying animals behavior, studying toddlers, … have produced a mass of information.

I recommend easy-to-read book by Steven Pinker, Noam Chomsky, Jarod Diamond, to start learning on this.
@Weifmester, if it looks like a duck, smell like a duck, sounds like a duck…a duck then ?
if a billion people believe a stupid thing, it does not make it true !
What makes it true ? Proof that it is true !

People believe you had to leech away disease from people blood to get them better. True, the few people who survived the treatment, were fine. The others died.
Lots of people believe in sugar pills healing them ( homeopathy ), it does not make it a serious way to heal people ( just a good way to make money ).
so… a summary…you prove a soul exist by 1)redefining the word 2)saying other people believe in it 3)quoting bible

…can you do a bit better ?

Best answer:

Answer by Lion of the tribe
you can’t measure consciousness

biological and physics explanation for consciousness, emotions, memory, etc are hypothetical

Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!

  12 Responses to “Q&A: How do you measure your soul ? Prove it exists ?”

  1. Depends on your definition of ” soul “

  2. When you fart, a little bit of your soul goes away, that’s why we die eventually no matter what

  3. Some people will believe what they want to believe when it matches their preconceived notions. That’s why the scientific method is the only reasonable means to rely on what to believe. When a person posts the results of his experiment, it is held up to examination by other scientists. Something like this farce of a soul weighting a certain number of grams is ‘given the boot’ almost immediately. It only survives as an urban myth fueled by Hollywood producers and the religiously brainwashed.

  4. Consciousness and self awareness have never been proved scientifically.

    That is nonsense and it shows a complete ignorance of what the soul and self-consciousness are.

    Scientists would never even assert such a thing. I agree with Ray Kurzweil in his conclusions in his book called “The Age of Spiritual Machines” that we cannot prove or disprove the existence of self-awareness, but only recognize evidence that seems to support its existence.


    Here you go, this website will go deeper into your other questions.

    Have fun awakening.

  6. Just wait and it will become clear; if not, you haven’t lost anything.

  7. Just because you can’t fully see it or explain it doesn’t mean it doesn’t exsist.

    I bet you’ve never seen or measured a million dollars….but you believe it exsists.

    1000 years ago scientist couldn’t fathom electricity in the way we harness it now. Yet there you are, typing on your computer.

  8. YOU ARE A SOUL! Genesis 2:7

  9. One of the ancient kings but people into a lead lined casket with only a small hole in the top so he could see the soul escape from their body when they died.

    He is reported to have killed hundreds of people in this contraption and never saw a soul departing.

    Seeing as we ( science ) does not even have a good description for consciousness defining something as intangible as a soul will be difficult.

  10. every culture in the history of the world has believed in a soul. the idea of a soul is an innate human characteristic. seems like proof enough for me.

    the innate part is proof, like the rooting reflex in babies is innate.

    also if a billion people believe in something it does make it relatively true for that culture.

  11. We do not have a ‘separate’ soul…we ARE a soul…animals also are souls.
    the word itself is translated from the Hebrew word NEPHESH, meaning…that which breathes.
    A soul…us…can die…you have to be breathing to die…
    (Ezekiel 18:4) Look! All the souls—to me they belong. As the soul of the father so likewise the soul of the son—to me they belong. The soul that is sinning—it itself will die.
    (Genesis 1:20-21) And God went on to say: “Let the waters swarm forth a swarm of living souls and let flying creatures fly over the earth upon the face of the expanse of the heavens.” 21 And God proceeded to create the great sea monsters and every living soul that moves about, which the waters swarmed forth according to their kinds, and every winged flying creature according to its kind. And God got to see that [it was] good.
    (Genesis 1:24-25) And God went on to say: “Let the earth put forth living souls according to their kinds, domestic animal and moving animal and wild beast of the earth according to its kind.” And it came to be so. 25 And God proceeded to make the wild beast of the earth according to its kind and the domestic animal according to its kind and every moving animal of the ground according to its kind. And God got to see that [it was] good.
    (Ecclesiastes 3:19) For there is an eventuality as respects the sons of mankind and an eventuality as respects the beast, and they have the same eventuality. As the one dies, so the other dies; and they all have but one spirit, so that there is no superiority of the man over the beast, for everything is vanity.
    All the scriptures answer clearly…WE ARE A SOUL…

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