posted on Jun, 10 2014 @ 09:12 PM
a reply to: carewemust
It was studied, at one time. For example: The ancient Egyptians believed they possessed a roadmap to the afterlife, and it involved various rituals
and readings before, during and immediately after death, the proper ways to prepare a human body for transition to the afterlife, precise rules
concerning what passes beyond the threshold (possessions / tools / companions / slaves) with the soul(s) of the recently dead, and so on.
Why don't we study the afterlife?
Well, there is a fundamental problem: replicability. You can design an experiment, but it cannot be reproduced using the same variables unless you can
induce "death," revive, induce it again, and so on (in the same test subject). That doesn't sound very ethical, does it?
Finally -- I would argue that plenty of folks are studying the afterlife. We typically call these folk "religious" and completely ignore them. This
isn't as awful as it sounds at first blush, however, as most world religions feature a comparatively weak / useless afterlife from a purely
edit on 10-6-2014 by 0zzymand0s because: (no reason given)