Originally posted by Cataclysm
So, you were floating above your body. And, you interprete this to be your SOUL floating.
It indicated bodiless consciousness. This, to me, could be associated to a 'soul'. So, yes.
What makes you belief that you were floating "weightlessly""?
Because I was consciously aware of floating near the ceiling above and to the left of my body lying in a bed below. I felt no weight whatsoever.
Do astronauts who float in space have mass? Of course, they do. Have you considered that 'out-of-body' experiences involve some form of
Since I was not 'in space', I consider gravity to be at play during the incident.
Snopes.com seems to confirm MacDougall's experiments: Multiple human bodies experienced weight loss at death, while dogs did not lose weight
Obviously, you didn't read the entire article, but I'll leave it at that.
My problem with your initial post was that you did not qualify your point as being an opinion; rather, you asserted it as a categorical
statement of fact.
It isn't just my opinion. This is why I quoted Carl Jung in that initial post.
The OP asked "DO you believe the soul/spirit exists?". I do and said so, but dismiss any notion that there is matter involved in the soul. It is
not constructed of anything to be found on the periodic table, imo. The 21 grams suggested by Dr. Duncan MacDougall was a desire to prove, through
questionable experimentation a century ago, to appeal to and make a name for himself with a certain community to prove the existence of the soul. It
was certainly never proven by him nor ANY scientist since.
Considering the advances made since the early 20th century, would it not be an established fact by now if it actually were true?