Scientists have been debating the existence, definition, and nature of the soul for decades.
The soul, according to theology and philosophy, exists. On the other hand, traditional science rejects the existence of such phenomena as the soul.
More than a century ago, Duncan McDougal determined that the soul weighs 21 grams. After a series of trials, he came to this conclusion.
The experiment included weighing individuals both throughout their lives and shortly after they died. As a result, he was able to prove that precisely 21 grams of weight from the human body vanish someplace shortly after death.
Dogs were also used in the experiment. Their weight did not alter throughout life or after death, indicating that dogs do not have a soul.
Many renowned physicians, on the other hand, have scoffed at such findings. They attributed the weight reduction to sweating-induced fluid excretion.
Everything is simply as straightforward in the case of dogs. Dogs, on the other hand, do not sweat and instead cool themselves by breathing. As a result, professional views were split.
The soul, according to philosophy and religion, is what is underneath life. It exists independently of a person’s physical body. The body perishes and becomes dust, but the spirit lives on.
The soul is considered by many to be the most significant aspect of a person. Medicine does not provide a detailed explanation or definition of the soul. There is no question, however, that the soul has always been inextricably linked to the human spirit.
Some individuals are very adamant about the soul’s existence. They claim that the soul not only exists but also that it does not die. For example, despite brain death, psychologist and philosopher Raymond Moody claimed to have had a near-death experience and to have been in paradise.
He published the book Life After Life, in which he detailed his own experience as well as those of others who had survived near-death experiences.
Life After Life sold over 13 million copies, was translated into a dozen different languages, and became a worldwide bestseller, bringing the issue of near-death experiences to the public’s attention and paving the path for further research.