Question by : Are ghosts/spirits scientificly possible?
Ive Heard countless stories of people coming in contact with the “dead” and even got a couple motion detector pictures on my own.
Answer by Michael
Let me phrase it this way.
Established theoretical models in physics do not predict that human consciousness can exist outside the body (e.g. as a ghost). So most physicists now would state that they do not know of any way that ghosts or spirits could exist in relation to their present theories. That said, physics is also not “complete,” meaning that nobody thus far has come up with a so-called grand unified theory of everything. It’s not unreasonable to think that there may still be completely unknown phenomenon waiting to be scientifically discovered. Several decades or centuries from now, it may be scientifically accepted that souls exist and can manifest outside the body, but that’s definitely not the case now. Moreover, science has become such a vast undertaking that people working in different branches don’t collaborate and share ideas as much as one would hope. For example, if neuroscientists were to work closely with physicists who research quantum entanglement and nonlocality, that could prove very fruitful and produce new discoveries related to what human consciousness is and how quantum fields outside the body could potentially sustain it (as a “ghost”).
Even so, there are some pioneering efforts to expand the boundaries of physics to produce a theoretical framework that can account for ghosts, spirits and other paranormal phenomena. Here’s one example (admittedly the paper is *extremely* technical though):
“Quantum Model of Paranormal Phenomena” by Matti Pitkänen (University of Helsinki: Department of Physical Sciences, High Energy Physics Division)
I would note too that more research has been done on the possibility of ESP (extra-sensory powers). ESP is another way in which human consciousness could manifest outside the body; if ESP can be scientifically demonstrated, then ghosts/spirits could be seen as a special case of ESP in which the consciousness fully manifests and acts outside the body – because it has no body to go back to! Here’s the scientific evidence for ESP:
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