Is there a life after death? This is one of the most enthralling questions that everyone wants to know the answer to.
What is an afterlife?
Afterlife refers to the life that some people believe begins after Death. The concept of afterlife mainly comes from the religions. The concept of Hell and Heaven is part of thinking which people developed many years ago.
What Do Scientists think?
Some scientists believe that life after death is not possible while others believe that it is true.
According to a renowned physicist Dr Caroll there’s no possibility of afterlife after death. Our mind is made up of atoms and the laws of the universe do not allow these particles to operate after our physical demise.
He said: “Claims that some form of consciousness persists after our bodies die and decay into their constituent atoms face one huge, insuperable obstacle: the laws of physics underlying everyday life are completely understood, and there's no way within those laws to allow for the information stored in our brains to persist after we die.”
The Argument for Afterlife
When someone is close to death, their heart stops beating. So, it will fail to send blood throughout our body, resulting in multi-organ failures. But the brain still works in those cases, even after the heart is stopped. This moment is the crucial stage of one's life if the doctors or person tending to the patient can't revive the blood flow before brain death, then death is inevitable. Now let us assume that the person is revived before his/her brain death. What are their experiences?
According to them, they see themselves gliding through a dark tunnel, or being in a complete numbness, in a dark surrounding. They can’t move, walk or talk. They just stay. There is no pain or sadness. Just peace. Experiences differ from person to person.
But the most significant as well as the shocking thing is that many people see themselves standing in a corner of the exact same room where they see their own body being treated by Doctors. Their descriptions of the doctor's desperate attempts to revive the body are shockingly accurate and were confirmed by the medical personnel present at the scene of the incident.
A scientific explanation of the above has been presented by many scientists. According to them, the observations like “gliding through the tunnel” or even sometimes “meeting dead people” are due to the release of DMT or N, N-dimethyltryptamine in the brain, which is a drug, as well as a powerful hallucinogen. This drug is found in trace amounts in the human nervous system, and according to experts, this is the reason for such supernatural phenomena.
It’s true that the results of some studies have been taken as evidence that life after death does exist; for example, research first published in 2014 that also popped back up again recently found that, among participants who had been pronounced dead and been resuscitated, 39 percent were able to describe “a perception of awareness” of the time during which they were technically dead. A small number even reported being able to hear conversations and see events occurring around them at the time — conversations and events which were later verified by personnel and staff who were present, alive, and conscious at the time they occurred. For some, it's easy to draw the line from that to the idea of life after death is a reality.
For all we know about our world and ourselves there’s still a lot we don’t know. Some might consider it a waste of time to try to unravel the mysteries of an afterlife that may or may not exist; after all, there’s still so much more to unravel about life itself. The here and now is just as fascinating as a theoretical afterlife and it deserves all the attention we can give it.