Has Scientific Investigation Proved there Is Life After Death?
The question of what happens to us after death has been with us from the earliesttimes. Neolithic burial sites show that the rites involved with a person passing out of this life was believe to be going on to another kind of existence. From Hindu andBuddhist reincarnation beliefs to the Christian idea that the good are raised to another life in The Kingdom of Heaven while the souls of the not-so-good may, according todifferent branches of Christian belief, serve time in purgatory cleansing their souls before going on, or may descent into a dark abyss where they will be torturedthroughout eternity.What is the truth. Is there some kind of afterlife or is our physical death simplythe end. My personal belief tends to the latter but after certain personal experiences Idon't cling to that belief with any great certainty. As Hamlet says to his friend Horatioin Shakespeare's play, "There are more things in heaven and earth Horatio than aredreamed of in your philosophies."Horiatio's and mine too as it turns out because one great thing I have learnedthrough growing older is how little we truly know and understand of the nature of thisworld we live in and of the characteristics that make us human. It seems Socrates wasright all those years ago, the greatest thing we can know is that we know nothing.A certain kind of "scientist" will always be eager to scoff and sneer at the notion