ILFlint wrote:"The hypothetical afterlife is highly unlikely and starts to look like a tenuous and contradictory proposition when we look at the evidence." to quote Enra Traz.
Many love to make the statement that evidence contradicts life after death being a reality. But there is no such evidence to contradict it, as Enra Traz and many others suggest. That it does not exist is simply their opinion, and like all opinions, it is based on their personal belief systems that have been ingrained through education, training, indoctrination.
Science can neither prove nor disprove the existence of an afterlife. We don't have the technology. And just because the general scientific community doesn't buy into a concept in no way negates the concept. Scientists can't even agree whether Earth is in a warming or cooling phase, and they have all kinds of data to come to that conclusion. So, please, stop referring to evidence that does not exist, hoping that people will buy into your perspective simply because you pretend to be approaching the topic scientifically. Quoting a scientist's opinion -- theory -- isn't scientific; it is simply the restatement of an opinion.
The Earth is flat; the Earth is the center of the universe; the universe is desolate except for Earth. And you want to use science to define your definitive perspective?
Where oh where have you been, my friend? I was waiting for someone like you to post.
I salute you!
I agree and I will tell another thing that crossed my mind reading your post; the truth is currently separated by everyone's thought about the subject and I personally believe evidence will be revealed in time (we may be wrong, we may be right, we may be close), but it will be only for us to discover that it is the means that will just make something already been seen stand out of all other previsions.
So, people asking about evidence seems as silly as it gets. Though, if they do it just to oppose to something, then I can't judge. Contrariwise, I like it! But we cannot have a further conversation.
Blake said; "What is now proved was once only imagined"..
I say that you can either sit down and wait for something to be proved by others like you or you can imagine what could it be. Someone or even you may prove one day that you were right.. or you were wrong and well, that is the game.
So, please do not tell me what cannot be, but tell me what could be, instead. Take the risk and do it! I can assure you it is fun and then we will have something to discuss. But of course, the choice is yours to take.