If scientists can bring back the dead by using their body and the right equipment, doesn't that prove there is no soul?
- imacatholic2Lv 75 years agoFavorite Answer
No, I suggest you investigate Near Death Experiences (NDEs).
There is peer-reviewed scientific research on NDEs from the Lancet (one of the world's oldest and best known peer-reviewed medical journals), the Journal of the American Medical Association, and other studies that provides evidence for the existence of a transcendent soul and an afterlife.
+ Patients report seeing data that should not have been accessible to them in their brain-dead states, and which is subsequently verifiable. (1)
+ 80% of patients blind since birth can see during their near-death experience (later they clearly describe verifiable things that they have never seen. (2)
+ Patients encounter with transcendent beings (loving white light, Jesus, deceased relatives, etc.). (1) (3) (4) (5)
After NDEs, there is a measurable absence of death anxiety in both children and adults. (6) (7) (8)
(1) van Lommel, MD, Pim; van Wees, Ruud; Meyers, Vincent; and Elfferich, Ingrid. 2001. “Near-Death Experience in Survivors of Cardiac Arrest: A Prospective Study in the Netherlands.” The Lancet. Vol. 358, Issue 9298, pp. 2039-2045 www.thelancet.com
(2) Ring, Kenneth; Cooper, Sharon; and Tart, Charles. 1999. Mindsight: Near-Death and Out-of-Body Experiences in the Blind.
(3) Moody, Raymond A. 1975. Life After Life. (New York: Harper Collins).
(4) Moody, Raymond A. 1988. The Light Beyond. (New York: Bantam Books).
(5) Moody, Raymond A. 1993. Reunions: Visionary Encounters with Departed Loved Ones. (New York: Random House.)
(6) Morse, MD, Melvin. 1990. Closer to the Light: Learning from the Near-Death Experiences of Children. (New York: Random House) 1992. Transformed by the Light. (New York: Ballantine Books).
(7) Morse, M.; Castillo, P.; Venecia, D.; et al. 1986. “ Childhood Near-Death Experiences.” American Journal of Diseases of Children, 140, pp. 1110-1113.
(8) Morse, M.; Connor, D.; and Tyler, D. 1985. “Near-Death Experiences in a Pediatric Population.” American Journal of Diseases of Children, 139, pp. 595-600.
With love in Christ.
- 5 years ago
I do not think that your argument is proof, however, it is a good pointer.
Other pointers are that biology, psychology and physiology have replaced almost all of the functions that the 'Soul' supposedly had.
All that is left is the 'live forever' bit and that is deeply problematic.
- ?Lv 75 years ago
Now that's the first I've heard about this. Who brought back the Dead? Sy-FYI. This would make the News.
- choko_canyonLv 75 years ago
No, it doesn't. The evidence that there's no soul is the utter lack of evidence for a soul.
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- GregLv 75 years ago
Why would there be a need to DISprove.... that for which there is no evidence to begin with??
It's the rough equivalent of wasting time PROVING the moon is not, at least partially, made of cheese. Why would anyone bother??
- Olive GardenLv 75 years ago
It's a big IF: only vision of St Perpetua has been recorded.
St Perpetua saw her dead brother in presumably purgatory.
- PatrickLv 45 years ago
What part of that would require that? A "soul" is so ambiguous and undefinable that there is no possible way to disprove its existence.
- PeteLv 75 years ago
Perhaps. But I think that common sense does a much better job at proving there is no soul.
- RuthLv 75 years ago
But are they really dead? Same reasoning atheists use for near death experiences.
- Anonymous5 years ago
moot point can't be done once someone is dead
if a person is dead for more than a few minutes only God can do that
reanimation of dead flesh is the work of fiction (Frankenstein)