What Happens After Death

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  1. iguana_tonante

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    Mhm. The point is, Einstein never "invented" conservation of energy, nor he ever claimed to. It has been a well-established law of physics for at least 200 years when he was still a student. Einstein's work was in a completely different field.

    You just remembered it wrong. ;)
     
  2. Coloratura

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  3. bbjeg

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    I stand corrected (well, I sit). I blame the law of conservation of information.
     
  4. Coloratura

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  5. iguana_tonante

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    At the root, behind the trunk, and hidden among the foliage.
     
  6. Coloratura

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    Save that kind of talk for the bedroom. I'm on to you.
     
  7. Melakon

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    After you die, you wind up in the body of John Malkovich, but you can't do anything about it.
     
  8. thestrangequark

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    Maybe we're all the same soul, I just time-traveled so much that it's only me living bazillions of different lives. Makes about as much sense as any other interpretation of reincarnation, I think.
     
  9. bbjeg

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    You mean I'm Rosie O'donnel? *shudders*
     
  10. TremblingBluStar

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    Exactly my stance.
     
  11. thestrangequark

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  12. Timelord Victorious

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    Doesn't the entropic principle make a law of conversation of information pretty much impossible as far as we know?

    While the total amount of energy doesn't get lost, the information resulting from it's previous configuration does.

    A simple analogy is the tea cup that get's broken into tiny tiny pieces. All the bits of the cup are still there, but it would take an impossible amount of effort to put it back together exactly the way it was before, the original information is effectively lost.

    While we are throwing out weird reincarnation ideas... maybe we all pull a Benjamin Button when we die... sort of.

    We are just experience our same old live in reverse unaware that we were heading in the opposite direction of time "previously" and ping pong back and forth.

    There is nothing in physics that would make that impossible.
     
  13. Coloratura

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    I sometimes wonder if maybe Prot was right, and we just experience the universe over and over again, exactly the same each time, in an unending cycle of death and rebirth.
     
  14. J.T.B.

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    Yes. And the brain? Imagine a computer memory device where the storage medium begins to be dissolved by microorganisms when the power is shut off.
     
  15. scotpens

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    So you're saying I'm what? A time-and-space-traveling battery? :confused:
     
  16. Vendikarr

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    What happens when you die?

    First, there is no heaven or hell, just here. Your energy is released from your body, and it exists until it dissipates. Or your energy is absorbed the energy of someone else so he/she can continue to exist. Or you replentish your own energies the same way.

    At least that's how it works in the novel I am writing.
     
  17. marksound

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    To me, this is the most reasonable response I've seen in this thread, and the most calmly respective of others' beliefs.

    Since none of us knows for sure what happens when we die, it doesn't make sense to me to make broad proclamations, one way or the other.

    Without getting into a bunch of theology that varies from one person to the next, I'll just say that I try to be the best me that I can be while I'm here, and hope that it's good enough.
     
  18. J.T.B.

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    Me too, but that has nothing to do with theology.
     
  19. Davros

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    When you die, you die. Show's over, no encore.
     
  20. Timelord Victorious

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    What happened to: "We have no way of knowing with 100% certainty but every bit of information we have available in this life indicates that death is the end for us individually and that there is most probably not an afterlife of any kind.
    So better not concern myself with over-thinking this and live THIS life to the fullest and be the best that I can because it most likely is the only chance I get to do so?"?
     

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