Jun 092014
 

Question by Deep Thought: A serious question for atheists about death (read details for question)?
We know the brain is made up matter and energy (our thoughts are made up of energy that can measured in the form of “brain waves”, and our brains emit electrical energy) This energy makes up our consciousness (at least I think most people can agree on that).

We know that energy is neither created or destroyed, but it is only changed from one state to another (see law of conservation of energy).

I have heard many atheists say that when we die we just die and we are gone. There is nothing of us left and no after life…our consciousness ceases to exist. So my question is this:

By what mechanics is a persons consciousness completely destroyed at death, and how do you “get around” the laws of conservation of energy?

Please note: I am not trying to convert anyone here, I am just curious if any of you have thought about this and reasoning.

Forgive if me if this question was already asked, I didn’t see it anywhere and maybe some didn’t get to answer it anyway.
Honestly, I just thought of this a half hour ago when I read someone’s question and it made me think about this.
Road Horse™ (Not To Be Cloned) – but in your answer you admit that it does go somewhere? Isn’t this a bit contradictory?
terafloo…interesting analogy, but we can retrieve data from a “broken” computer. Hmmm, I wonder if we’ll be able to retrieve thoughts from a “broken” brain someday ;-)
The Reverend Soleil – LOL..well serve me up and call me a pork chop :-)
Skepticat (UKB Operative) – so in a sense, we do continue on, even if we are worm food :-)
vic91106 – hmmm, I wonder if it would be possible to measure the amount of energy the system that makes of the body brings into it, and then measure the amount of energy expelled. That would be interesting to see.
vic91106 – I’m in agreement. For those who are saying the energy does convert, in that eventually we rot and then the worms eat us, transferring energy to them. I thought about that, and that sounds good, but doesn’t quite work. The worms, and microorganisms break down the matter that is left behind (no longer receiving energy), and convert that to energy. At the point of our death there appears to be a sudden drop in energy contained within our body/brains. As for computer analogies, they are decent analogies, but the problem is we are alive, the computer is a machine (like comparing apples to oranges). So now I’m left to ponder exactly what life is…evidence suggests it isn’t merely a material thing, and it is apparently related to energy (some of which appears to be electrical energy)…pretty darn fascinating. I’m glad I asked this question :-)

Best answer:

Answer by Dumpling
When you die the electrical charges in your brain cease to happen.

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Feb 172014
 

Question by K: What happens with the consciousness after physical death?
Do you believe in afterlife of the consciousness? Do you believe there is a soul or not?

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Answer by david
We say that even every atom is conscious so where does that take you. The soul is the only real part that truly survives death the rest of the bits and pieces all fade back into some kind of matrix. Whereas the soul will return unto its own plane of being until it reincarnates when ready. Astrology being the most relevent factor as to the timings etc. One just does not come back willy nilly but according to ones Ray structure of the soul. deep indeed but there are plenty of books out there. Amen.

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Oct 112013
 

Question by Narathzul Arantheal: Why would you think consciousness can survive death?
All the evidence we have points to your consciousness being tied to the functioning of your brain. A damaged brain doesn’t lead to a damaged consciousness for no reason.

After death you don’t have a brain, so all the evidence we have suggests there will be no consciousness either. Could that be wrong? It could. But is it likely to be wrong? Heck no.

Under these circumstances wouldn’t we need something pretty solid to believe the consciousness can survive death?
zIp-E – Not familiar with those but I don’t see what’s so incredible about animals’ memories surviving the loss of some brain parts. Memories aren’t equally housed everywhere, brain regions are at least partly specialized. Removing a part that controls, say, smell will lose you your sense of smell it won’t make you lose your memories.
zIp-E – Sure, I’ll sign the idea that we don’t understand everything about memories yet. Still all the evidence we have points to your consciousness being inseparably tied to the functioning of your brain. Meaning believing it will survive death is pretty far-fetched and we’d need strong evidence to claim that.

Best answer:

Answer by Mackey
I do not think that. I think it is rather silly notion.

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Jul 262012
 

Question by : Is there Life after Death?
I have been studying in scientific researches involving the brain after death. I think that the human consciousness has something to do with brain after death. Simply because we are talking about something that is made up of photon energy or light particles that make up our consciousness. The brain works in many ways in which modern day scientist still hasn’t determined on how the brain functions after death. Yea of course the brain after death, is dead, nothing but dead tissue going back to the elements of the earth, the human consciousness, in fact seeing that light particles ignore the rules of the universe, as well as quantum physics, can manipulate time/space and thereby immortal. Simply because since light particles can travel at the speed of light, they can acheive immortality, Simply because they have no mass, if that were the case our consciousness would explode in a million pieces soon after we die, since light particles have no mass, they can’t be destroyed. This is only a theory I don’t know what will happen, please comment and rate, I’m not offending anyone reguardless of their faith or their belief, this is just a theory.

Best answer:

Answer by zedrec
Brain brain brain … when you die there’s no Brain dude …
the only thing you’ll have in your head is earthworms :)

Yes there is life after death … Of course … science only goes so far….
but it can’t reach GOD ^^

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Jun 112012
 

Question by Jack B, sinistral: In what guise do you feel will Death appear?
Kathe Kollwitz is one of my favourite artists.

Her sympathetic portrayals of motherhood are tinged with great melancholy: she lost her son in the First World War, and her art was a necessary outlet for her pain. Few artists have so lovingly and reverently tied the twin themes of motherhood and death together with such gentle, aching beauty.

As she approached her own death, she grew reflective in her art, as though picturing her death before the event. In doing so, she created some of the most emotional art ever witnessed by mankind.

My favourite piece by her is “Death as an old friend.” This sketch shows a dying man greeting death with sheer joy, terrified joy, one might say. The terror at the end of life tempered by the realization that, after all, death is not something of a mystery, but someone we’ve known all along…an old friend.

What do you think is the guise of death, and how does this fit in with your faith?

Your considerate answers are most appreciated.

Best answer:

Answer by Icy gazpacho
Im on my fifth glass of gin and tonic.. No way breathing am I going to attemt to answer this question Jacky Boy!

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Dec 242011
 

Question by sami p: Is there any mantra or meditation designed to overcome the death of others?
Is there any mantra or meditation to overcome the fear of death of others?
I’ve had difficulty all of my life in ‘dealing’ with death of my loved ones. I need to overcome this-it’s tearing me apart. Thank you for your time.

Best answer:

Answer by Yin Teing
I understand how you are feeling because I had felt it for most part of my life. The best is perhaps to talk to a professional to sort the fear out. We need to realise that like living, death is also a part of life. Saying prayers, having faith in higher power, doing good and always be the best you can be with your loved ones- so that there is no regrets. Now, I live my life understanding that life is fragile but I’ve learned to let that go and always keep my life’s priorities in check- that I am not putting other things above my loved ones.

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Dec 152011
 

Elena and Bonnie help Alaric in his effort to decipher the meaning behind his recent discovery. Elena and Rebekah find themselves in a mean-girl power struggle until Rebekah finally reveals some of her family’s ancient secrets and her violent past with Klaus and Elijah. Still trying to make a breakthrough with Stefan, Damon tries a reckless new approach, and they’re both surprised by an unlikely ally.
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Dec 052011
 

Question by archangel_nem: death a time machine?
you know guys.. ive been thinking about this.. well it might sound silly again but again its free to ask a question in here right?? ive watched and read some interesting books about physics, science trivias, and some accounts of near death experiences… according 2 wot ive learned we need enormous amount of energy to overcome the laws of physics and bend time… i really think that such thing is impossible coz our human body has lots of restrictions am i right?? can we handle certain phenomena that might happen during the course of time travel?? an average human being would die with just certain amount of G-forces.. that’s why airforce pilots undergo rigorous training… so how on the world can our body handle a force exerted upon traveling through the speed of light??? of course this would cause one thing.. death… and on the other side ive learned that NDE causes a person to experience certain phenomena.. talking to a dead relative.. passing through walls and etc and etc.. with our physical body dead and our consciousness still alive (through NDE accounts) can we break the natural physics and forces of our world that restricts us to finally move freely and in and to another time or place, by simply being dead???

Best answer:

Answer by Tubby Rower
yes

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Dec 042011
 

Question by archangel_nem: death a time machine?
you know guys.. ive been thinking about this.. well it might sound silly again but again its free to ask a question in here right?? ive watched and read some interesting books about physics, science trivias, and some accounts of near death experiences… according 2 wot ive learned we need enormous amount of energy to overcome the laws of physics and bend time… i really think that such thing is impossible coz our human body has lots of restrictions am i right?? can we handle certain phenomena that might happen during the course of time travel?? an average human being would die with just certain amount of G-forces.. that’s why airforce pilots undergo rigorous training… so how on the world can our body handle a force exerted upon traveling through the speed of light??? of course this would cause one thing.. death… and on the other side ive learned that NDE causes a person to experience certain phenomena.. talking to a dead relative.. passing through walls and etc and etc.. with our physical body dead and our consciousness still alive (through NDE accounts) can we break the natural physics and forces of our world that restricts us to finally move freely and in and to another time or place, by simply being dead???

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Answer by Laurentiu
Interesting question, but I’m afraid the experience would be impossible. Who wouldn’t like to travel in time or pass through walls?

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