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stephen hawking: the afterlife does not exist

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Herbert Anchovy, May 16, 2011.

  1. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member


  2. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Isn't this a really uncontroversial idea among neuro-blahblahblahs? I remember a couple years ago Time did a big blowout on the advance of brain science, and noted that the most shocking idea to the rest of us was the one and only thing that people who studied this stuff for a living were quite sure of: That when you're gone, you're gone. That's it.

    What makes it a headline this time around?
  3. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    I once made a terrible joke about Mr. Hawking.

    Someone wondered aloud, maybe HejiraHenry, "I wonder what his IQ is."
    Without skipping a beat, I answered, "I dunno. But I know what his time in the 40 is."
  4. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Well, if you and the eggheads say so, that must make it true. But you're speaking of people who study "this stuff" (the brain) for a living. What about the people who study the soul for a living. They likely have a different take.
  5. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    I'm Catholic.
  6. Yodel

    Yodel Active Member

    It's sad to be that intelligent yet still a fool.
  7. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    When I die, I'll be sure to tell you if there's an afterlife.
  8. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    I don't claim to be as learned or intelligent as either the scientists on one side of this argument or the theologians on the other, but I do know one thing: this thread is heading for a lock.
  9. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    Terror Management Theory in full force, I see.
  10. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    The afterlife: Stephen Hawking does not exist.
  11. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    This one is easy enough for me to settle without locking the thread.

    On the count of three, everyone drink a cup of poison hemlock.

    1. ... 2. ...
  12. Clerk Typist

    Clerk Typist Guest

    Lock, schmock (as Steve Allen would have said). Seems a perfect jumping off point to debate the concept of afterlife: Yes, no, or dunno.
    Me: Dunno. Still trying to figure out the difference between living and existing.
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