Scientist ‘Shows’ What Happens To ‘Soul’ After Death

IN a near-death experience, when the heart stops beating, the blood stops flowing, and the microtubules lose their quantum state, the quantum information in the microtubules isn’t destroyed, according to US scientist Dr. Sturat Hameroff.

It’s distributed to the universe at large, and if the patient is revived, the quantum information can go back to the microtubules. In this event, the patient says they had something like a near-death experience, i.e. they saw white light or a tunnel or floated out of their body. In the event that the patient is not revived, “it’s possible that the quantum information can can exist outside the body, perhaps indefinitely, as a soul,” he said.

Dr Hameroff is Professor Emeritus at the Departments of Anesthesiology and Psychology and the Director of the Center of Consciousness Studies at the University of Arizona and much of his research over the past few decades has been in the field of quantum mechanics, dedicated to studying consciousness.

Dr. Hameroff claims, “I believe that consciousness, or its immediate precursor proto-consciousness, has been in the universe all along, perhaps from the Big Bang.”


6 thoughts on “Scientist ‘Shows’ What Happens To ‘Soul’ After Death

  1. …….but you didn’t believe me when I said so, did you? 😉

    (Though I don’t know why he’d want to limit the process to only 14 billion lightyears.
    Infinity can’t be fenced in.)

    …..and further: if one accepts his argument generally, how can that be reconciled with the claim that only human animals may possess ‘consciousness’ ~ or ‘soul’?


  2. btw….I wonder if THIS bloke could come up with an acceptable definition for ‘Life’. (and/or ‘Death’)
    Wanna try asking him?


  3. I think its good that science explores the human un/consciousness and the possibility that there is a part of us that continues to exist after death. Even if he does use non-religious language like “microtubules” to hint at the possibility of the soul. When a child begins to crawl, before long he understands what it is to walk.


    • Newton, long before you were born geloruma, demonstrated that EVERY part of us (and everything else) continues to exist after death.

      ….and I think he probably uses the term ‘soul’ to define “microtabules” for the benefit of those who would otherwise not have any idea what he was talking about.
      ‘Microtabules’ have scientific validity: ‘souls’ don’t.


      • Dabs, you concede that matter is not always visible to the human eye. There is a theory that when the visible body dies, there is left behind an invisible replica, including a brain, etc. This replica contains the life force that has left the old body, and lives in thoughts, emotions, and strength of will, rather than physical deeds.

        In time this invisible body dies, and a still finer edition replaces it, contains the life force, consists of perhaps electricity, or light, or something not yet known, and lives, not in the lower emotions, thoughts, and will power, but in the higher love, wisdom, and self control; lives in spirit.

        That’s a very rough summary, and may be entirely mythical, but science has not yet discovered everything and come to a halt. One day there may be scientific evidence for souls!


      • Certainly, Dreamweaver, there may be many things not yet ‘discovered’, but that doesn’t mean just any ‘idea’ has equal validity.
        Plausibility needs to be a benchmark ~ and that often depends on definition.

        For example your comment “when the visible body dies” ~ and any ideas that flow from it ~ depend entirely on “dies” …what ‘death’ is. And it’s likely ~ though not absolutely necessary ~ depending on definition, that any definition for ‘death’ must include a definition for ‘life’. (and keep in mind that for a definition to be valid it has to accommodate similar conditions across the board.)

        Another example is your very common, but incorrect use of the term ‘theory’.
        As currently defined a ‘theory’ can only be formed from a hypothesis; and that, as has been pointed out recently, is defined as “A proposal intended to explain certain facts or observations”.

        Until “an invisible replica, including a brain, etc.” is observed or proven as a fact it cannot be the basis for a hypothesis, much less used as the basis for a ‘theory’.

        I don’t want to seem difficult ~ and I suspect there are things beyond even the ultimate in what we currently call ‘physics’: eg. my personal favourite ‘Infinity’ ~
        but until we, in our current state, come up with ‘facts’ or ‘observations’ all such things are ‘speculation’.
        Like ‘god’
        Never to be denigrated, mind you; It may be the best motivator we have for asking questions, knowing where to look for ‘observations’ from which to form hypotheses, or recognise ‘facts’ from which to extrapolate theories.

        I think my big complaint is that rather than seek solutions/answers/truths/ people decide they KNOW the answers/truths/ and stop looking for anything other than what they insist they ‘know’.

        It’s more than a dead-end, it’s retrospective, and a common consequence is crucifixion…or some other experience with the rough end of a pine-apple.

        ‘Existence’, whatever it is ~ IF it ‘is’ ~ is fluid (according to the ‘plausibility’ benchmark.)
        That suggests to me that there ARE no answers: only questions engendered by glimpses of Infinity. (Which, by definition, is the condition in which anything that CAN happen WILL happen…eventually.)

        I wonder if the more devout realise that, given that ‘Infinity’, Jesus will return as the ‘anti-christ’. 🙂

        ….and in fact there are biblical references that suggest the same thing. 😉


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