Summerlander wrote:We are moving towards subjective experience, not necessarily a hypothetical non-physical plane of existence. Jack and Hagart are right in pointing out that if something is non-physical then it can't possibly interact with or be affected by the physical. For something to be affected by physical forces it has to be physical by default in order to be compatible.
Wind isnt physical and yet that can be a quite destructive force upon the physical.
Wind is physical. It's the movement of air.
HAGART wrote:Wind is a physical force even if you can't see it.
But IDEAS are non-physical.
Ideas are also physical, since they're part of the brain. This brings us back to the whole consciousness debate, though.
I don't think an afterlife exists, because there is nothing suggesting that there is one. There may very well be an afterlife, though. But there's absolutely no way of knowing right now.
Debating about it might be interesting, but it always ends with the same answer: "We can't know for sure either way". And you know what? I like it that way. It adds some mystery to life.