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• 12/26/2015

Is there life after death?

I'm not entirely sure of the protocol, nor of the way we start debates. But hey ho. I'm going to be the proposition of 'There is no life after death.' I'd rather this didn't become theological, but I guess it probably will be. If anyone would volunteer to chair this that would also be grand.

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ChazmanianDevil
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Eureka Enderborn
Argali1
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• 12/27/2015

Eureka Enderborn wrote: Thanks, Chaz.

Heartgold, I have two hypotheses for you. 1: What if the mysterious occurrences we humans often blame on the supernatural really is the supernatural? Highly unlikely I grant you, and I myself don't really think so, but it is an intriguing idea. 2: Like I said, whilst in this ethereal state we exist on a sort of higher level. We become... out of phase if you will. This is the one that I actually believe.

I mean while interesting you yourself said one was highly unlikely. To me that's a major understatement. I still however can find no evidence for your belief that has its foundations in facts.

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• 12/28/2015

Oh, I fully admit that there are a million and one possibilities for what happens to our "soul" when we die. I simply choose to cling to this ideal. And you're right that there is no scientific way to prove it. But there is no scientific way to disprove it either. The highly unfortunate truth is that we just don't have a way of finding out what happens to the "soul" when we die.

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• 12/28/2015

Eureka Enderborn wrote: Oh, I fully admit that there are a million and one possibilities for what happens to our "soul" when we die. I simply choose to cling to this ideal. And you're right that there is no scientific way to prove it. But there is no scientific way to disprove it either. The highly unfortunate truth is that we just don't have a way of finding out what happens to the "soul" when we die.

Or indeed if there is one. Near-death experiences however have been proven to just be the brain being weird most, if not all, of the time. It's my own view that if we can't prove anything, there isn't anything. It just makes everything so much simpler, and it makes one heck of a lot of sense.

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• 12/28/2015

Really? So since Copernecus couldn't prove the earth rotated around the sun, it wasn't true?

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• 12/28/2015

At the time, he'd made enough calculations to put reasonable doubt on that it didn't. I wouldn't wholly be trusting him, but nor the other side.

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• 12/28/2015
So basically what we're saying is there's no proof for either side so we should pretty much give up this debate as pointless?
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• 12/28/2015

ChazmanianDevil wrote: So basically what we're saying is there's no proof for either side so we should pretty much give up this debate as pointless?

Well, having no proof supports one idea - that there is nothing.

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• 12/28/2015
It supports it. But unfortunately no one can prove it.
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• 12/28/2015

ChazmanianDevil wrote: It supports it. But unfortunately no one can prove it.

Seeing as only one theory has any form of proof at all I think we're going to have to call nothingness the victor until any evidence comes up.

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• 12/28/2015

Fair enough. You know I was looking back at our comments, and we got sidetracked so often... XD Then we just decided this in a few seconds.