The Weight of My Soul

In 1901, MacDougall weighed six patients while they were in the process of dying from tuberculosis in an old age home. It was relatively easy to determine when death was only a few hours away, and at this point the entire bed was placed on an industrial sized scale which was sensitive to the gram. He took his results o support his hypothesis that the soul had mass, and when the soul departed the body, so did this mass. The determination of the soul weighing 21 grams was based on the average loss of mass in the six patients within moments after death. _ Wikipedia

For someone who’s been led to believe (all throughout school) that evidence is vital to support any hypothesis, the idea of a soul has always been of a big question mark. Above however, is empirical evidence in support of it.

According to the basic laws of physics, energy can neither be created nor destroyed. It only converts from one form to another. Similarly, the force which perpetuates life and fills this shell is nothing but a source of energy (weighing 21 grams). Upon death it transforms onto another plane of existence.

This concept bears close resemblance to the Chinese philosophy of Qi, which literally translates as ‘life-force’.

I wonder where we’ll go.

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