It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Originally posted by terry456
The soul, consciousness, and what happens to it after we die is a foundational staple to many of the religious beliefs that make up 85% of the worlds population. For many, these beliefs are a matter of faith on the same level as the belief in the existence of God.
It is no wonder that classical science has shied away from this topic. Science likes to deal with things that are measureable and objective in nature. Even today, science is hard pressed to explain normal everyday consciousness, let alone trying to postulate what happens to consciousness after death. However, there are new theories being developed based on quantum physics, the science of the microscopic world, that may once and for all shed some light on what consciousness is, and ultimately, if it continues on after death.
One of these interesting theories is the Penrose-Hameroff Orch-OR (Orchestrated Objective Reduction) theory, developed by theoretical physicist Sir Roger Penrose, and anesthesiologist Stuart Hameroff.
The Orch-OR theory proposes that consciousness is the result of quantum computing within the brain, and, can give rise to the ability for our consciousness to survive after death through a process called quantum entanglement.
Originally posted by Itisnowagain
The issue is the words 'alive and dead'. We are neither alive nor dead so we can never die. We are what sees the appearance of existence. Existence will never stop appearing to us.
We see people die and believe that is the end for them but they have only ended for us, they have disappeared. They reappear in dreams sometimes though.
Appearances and disappearances is all you will ever know.
But you, the seer and knower of the continuously changing appearance, is constant, unchanging throughout.
The magnificence of impermanence can only be known by the permanent.