My question to anyone who reads this thead is this...
DO you believe the soul/spirit exists?
Its something that humans have pondered all through out history. Is there a soul/spirit? The quesiton is asked in religion, music, science, art, and
almost every other form of litterature and media...
Perhaps as a large "informed" comunity we can explore this topic, and maybe even come to some conclusions on the subject...
Please keep in mind i am NOT presenting Proof
in any way... only speculation on something i KNOW exists. You do not have to believe me...
some things are true regardless of belief
I attempted to explain the body as a vehical in This Thread
... that didn't work out
too well. In this thread i will cover other peoples opinions on the matter... and welcome all opinions of our community as well...
Is There Scientific Evidence Of A Soul?
There is no substance known to man, either within the human body or the lab, that will produce intellect. To scan the brain, as some scientists
have done, with an imaging device and track down the parts of the brain that come into play under certain intellectual pursuits is not the same as
isolating a substance that produces intellect. We may know that the brain is the seat of the intellect, but that says nothing about what intellect is
or what substance, if any, produces it. A rough analogy might be, determining what part of an engine contains combustion says nothing about how fuel
is produced or where it comes from.
Upon dissection of the human brain, aside from some jelly-type matter, nerve fibers and perhaps neurotransmitters, all of which come into play in our
thought and motor functions, there emerges not a shred of evidence of a substance that produces a sense of humor, the appreciation of art, or the
ability to differentiate between good and evil. Even if not the precise method, at least a clue as to how these human qualities are produced would, I
think, have been in order at this advanced stage of the twenty-first century. But nothing! Zilch! This seems to fly in the face of the principle a
"whole is equal to the sum of its parts:" whereas the human brain seems to be the seat of consciousness, its biological components do not seem to
possess the potential of producing such a quality.
Is it possible that "consciousness" actualy is a separate entity and has no physical roots? And can it's effect on humans be taken as proof that
such an entity exists? "Black holes," despite the fact that they cannot be directly detected, are universally accepted as science.
A black hole in astronomy is a celestial object of such extremely intense gravity that it attracts everything near it and prevents even light from
escaping. Because light and other forms of energy and matter are permanently trapped inside a black hole, it can never be observed directly. It can
only be detected by the effect of its gravitational field on nearby objects. Yet, as undetectable as they are, black holes are considered as real and
as scientific as planets and stars.
In the same way, consciousness can be "proven" to have its own existence by the effect it has on humans, giving them qualities such as reasoning
abilities, appreciation of art, humor, etc. Unlike a black hole, however, since we cannot prove the existence of any physical substance or process
that can produce such features, consciousness takes on a unique existence -- an effect without a physical origin. Call it what you will, but this
precisely coincides with the age-old concept of a "soul."
Science can not explain the reason for life, or what consciousness is... We can not create intelligents...
I am a physicist and I would like to invite you in the site of the “Center of Scientific Divulgation about Consciousness”:
where I analyse the incongruencies of the materialistic conception of the mind, on the basis of our present scientific knowledges about brain and
This analysis points out how the laws of physics prove that the brain cannot generate consciousness, which existence implies the presence in man of a
unbiological/unmaterial element. The problem of consciousness is then strictly connected to the one of the existence of the soul and, consequently,
the existence of God.
In the first article entitled “Mind and brain...” you can find a general discussion of the mind and brain problem from a scientific point of
In the second article entitled “Scientific contraddictions in materialism”
you can find an explanation of the fundamental inconsistencies of the typical arguments used by materialists, such as the concept of emergent,
macroscopic or holist property, complexity, information, etc.
In the section called “FAQ: answers to visitors' questions” you can find the answer to many typical questions, such as "Are there any
scientifically proved miracles?", "Does the existence of the universe imply the existence of God?", "Can science explain God?", "Can science
establish which is the true religion?", "Can science explain consciousness in the future?", and many others.
Almost all religions acknowledge the existance of a soul as well...
It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
Jesus saw some babies nursing. He said to his disciples, "These nursing babies are like those who enter the kingdom."
They said to him, "Then shall we enter the kingdom as babies?"
Jesus said to them, "When you make the two into one, and when you make the inner like the outer and the outer like the inner, and the upper like the
lower, and when you make male and female into a single one, so that the male will not be male nor the female be female, when you make eyes in place of
an eye, a hand in place of a hand, a foot in place of a foot, an image in place of an image, then you will enter [the kingdom]."
Buddha asserted that what keeps us bound to the death/rebirth process is desire, desire in the sense of wanting or craving anything in the world.
Hence, the goal of getting off the Ferris wheel of reincarnation necessarily involves freeing oneself from desire. Nirvana is the Buddhist term for
liberation. Nirvana literally means extinction, and it refers to the extinction of all craving, an extinction that allows one to become liberated.
Though Buddhists don't believe in a soul, they do believe in something that is not of this material world... Buddhists in the comunity, feel free to
There is a lot of opinions on this matter from every side of the arguement. So again the question i ask to you is, do you believe the soul exists?
Or do you believe once we pass, thats the end of the line. Not even blackness, just Non-existance...
The idea of Non-existance boggles my mind personally... but i've had my own proofs of the existance of the soul which i will not discribe here. I
believe everyone gets little "hints" from varous things through out their life...
The Door is realization...
And the key to that door... is love!