Thursday, June 28, 2012

How Much Does the Human Soul Weigh?

Can the human soul be weighed? Jerry Conser is running experiments to try to find out.
For at least 100 years, the more oddball branches of science have struggled to answer this metaphysical head-scratcher: How much does the human soul weigh?

In 1907, a Massachusetts doctor named Duncan MacDougall settled on the figure of 21 grams – the average weight loss experienced by six terminal tuberculosis patients he strapped to a scale at the moment of death. Read more

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