I've often wondered a lot about what it's like after you've croaked; I mean, really. You can take the blind faith of the religious, or the nothingness of the atheists, or the constant gnawing fear of the agnostics, but none of that's for me.
I believe in the scientific method. It's the only way, really. If you have ever tried debating, or shall we say, arguing, the afterlife with religious people, the arguments always boil down to "I believe because I believe." It's the faith thing. Far too insubstantial for my taste.
Agnostics don't have it much better, wandering around with their doubts and fears, constructing intricate half-formed amalgams of different religions and faiths haphazardly slopped together to try to keep oblivion at bay.
The atheists are the worst, really. They operate as much on faith as the religious: faith that there is no faith. They believe what they believe, and ignore any data that might suggest otherwise. Very unscientific for those who claim to use "logic".
So, that leaves us with the scientific method.
There have been many people claiming to scientifically observe data about the afterlife; near-death experiences faithfully written down, weighing the bodies of people immediately before and after death, that sort of thing.
No real experimentation at all.
Too bad I can't get them to come back and tell me what they saw.
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