posted on Aug, 6 2009 @ 04:03 AM
reply to post by Maddogkull
This is a profound question, what is life? What is it to be alive? How do living things differ from other forms of matter? Is life something divine is
it some rare phenomenon that only comes about by the rarest of circumstances or is the inevitable result of a common set of parameters that can come
about anywhere in space... And what happens when life, stops, as you ask in your post, does the energy too stop? Where does consciousness go?
Sciences best guess is that at death the body stops, the mind stops and therefore the consciousness ceasing to exist, death is like sleep only its
FOREVER, a suspension of consciousness that doesn't end the way sleep does. But philosophy has offered a myriad of questions and ideas on what
happens to us after we die. Some say that consciousness is an extension of the soul not a product of our highly complex brains and that this
consciousness lives on in the form of electromagnetic energy. There is some credence to this idea. If, in your last moments of life, you produce a lot
of energy through intense emotion (be they positive or negative) than it is possible that this energy allows your consciousness to survive in some
form. This would explain why many ghosts are reported to be those with deep love or deep connections to a location or those who died in horrific
anguish with emotional agony and it may explain why the mood of this residual consciousness is typically locked in the same mood as when you died.
But honestly no one knows for certain which is why death is the "great mystery" there are lot's of people who like to think they know what happens
to you after you die but honestly no one does.
Life and death are shrouded in unknowns, I say enjoy life while it lasts and try not to get too hung up on the questions. I mean its fun to speculate
and all but don't get stuck on it