One of the longest standing questions is the survival of information after death - in other words, the existence of a Soul.
There are far too much reports of NDE, OoBE, premonitions, past life remembrance, action at distance, and other mind-related paranormal events to
disprove the existence of a part of us which not only survives death or brain shutoff, but also may travel beyond the physical boundaries of the body.
But I have a wild hypothesis to propose. I have no evidences to support it, it is just a wild thought I had. Anyway, it goes like this: I have reasons
to believe that cerebral activity may interact with surrounding dark matter, and that therefore the information in the human mind survives death in
the form of a dark matter footprint - which we would call a soul.
Clue 1: Dark Matter
Dark Matter is a form of matter which cannot be seen nor touched. It is completely invisible - light passes right through it. Dark matter itself
passes right through normal matter, indifferent to the atoms electromagnetic forces which serve as boundaries between atoms. It cannot even bind with
atoms. In most if not every aspects, Dark Matter is very similar to ghosts.
The only way we can know it exists is because its presence is giving mass to our universe. Also, there is one other way which Dark Matter may interact
with normal matter - via a force called Weak Interaction. Weak Interaction is not normally noticed by most of us - Weak Interaction is the force
involved in radioactive decay.
Clue 2: Neurons potassium emits neutrinos
Now let us explore another topic altogether - neurons. Each thoughts you have, are not really "electronic impulses" as often portrayed in popular
media - actually, your neurons work by moving ions around, which causes a voltage change and thus send info around your brain.
The ions with which neurons work are sodium (Na+) but most importantly potassium (K+). The inners of the cell is a negatively charged membrane. When
neurons send information, an action potential occurs in which the positive and negative ions are moved about.
How neurons work
As an action potential travels down the axon, there is a change in polarity across the membrane. The Na+ and K+ gated ion channels open and close
as the membrane reaches the threshold potential, in response to a signal from another neuron. At the beginning of the action potential, the Na+
channels open and Na+ moves into the axon, causing depolarization. Repolarization occurs when the K+ channels open and K+ moves out of the axon. This
creates a change in polarity between the outside of the cell and the inside. The impulse travels down the axon in one direction only, to the axon
terminal where it signals other neurons.
So, basically, positive potassium is heavily involved in depolarisation of neurons - the process by which you are capable of having thoughts and
information in your brain.
Now time to see what kind exactly of potassium we are talking about.
Naturally occurring potassium is composed of three isotopes, of which 40
K is radioactive. Traces of 40
K are found in all potassium, and it is the most common radioisotope in the human body.
Potassium-40 is a rare example of an isotope that undergoes all three types of beta decay. About 89.28% of the time, it decays to calcium-40
(40Ca) with emission of a beta particle (β−, an electron) with a maximum energy of 1.33 MeV and an antineutrino.
It turns out that the potassium in neurons is a radioactive isotope, 40-K. That is, the potassium in neurons decays by emission of electrons and
Clue 3: Neutrinos interact with Dark Matter
Neutrinos are very light particles which are actively involved in Weak Interaction. Evidences are piling up that since neutrinos and dark matter both
undergo Weak Interaction, then neutrinos could actually be directly interacting with dark matter all around via the Weak force.
-high energy extragalactic neutrinos interacting with ultra-light dark matter
We show the results and discussions of the study of a possible suppression of the extragalactic neutrino flux during its propagation due to a
nonstandard interaction with a candidate field to dark matter. In particular, we show the study of neutrino interaction with an ultra-light scalar
field. It is shown that the extragalactic neutrino flux may be suppressed by such an interaction, leading to a mechanism to reduce the ultra-high
energy neutrino flux. We calculate both the cases of non-self-conjugate as well as self-conjugate ultra-light dark matter. In the first case, the
suppression is independent of the neutrino and dark matter masses. We conclude that care must be taken when explaining limits on the neutrino flux
through source acceleration mechanisms only, since there could be other mechanisms, as absorption during propagation, for the reduction of the
If this is true, then basically neutrinos could leave a mark on Dark Matter - that is, change the state of local dark matter particles and open the
way to information storage.
Connecting the dots
Proposition: the human mind is full of neurons. When neurons fire up, radioactive potassium isotopes emit neutrinos. Such neutrinos then leave a mark
on surrounding Dark Matter. The human mind would thus get constantly "saved" as a footprint in dark matter. This footprint would survive after death
of the original physical mind, and effectively act as a backup copy of all the information therein.
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