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Forum topic by GrandpaLen posted 06-30-2012 06:12 PM 1106 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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GrandpaLen

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06-30-2012 06:12 PM

Beleive it or not.

The Human Soul carries it’s weight with it when it leaves the body at the time of death.

In 1907 Dr. Duncan McDuogall through his “Weight change at the time of death calculations, experiments” determinded that the Human Soul weighes just under 1 ounce.

You can verify this, if you want, at the Snope’s Site listed below and read the entire story of these facts and their documentation at the link below.

http://www.snopes.com/​religion/soulweight.asp

File under “Fun facts to know and tell” in your ‘gray matter’ library – Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.


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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#1 posted 06-30-2012 07:48 PM

Wonder if this will ever be repeated, re: the measurements at death?

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Gatorjim

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#2 posted 06-30-2012 08:18 PM

My first thought on this was please tell me there wasn’t a goverment grant to find this out.

-- My theroy in wood working will be. If I'm not enjoying doing it i won't do it.

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RockyTopScott

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#3 posted 06-30-2012 08:36 PM

Why would the government give a grant when it already thinks it is god.

-- “When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear.” ― Thomas Sowell

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jmos

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#4 posted 06-30-2012 08:56 PM

Not to be a downer, but did you read the snopes page. It goes on to explain that, while the story is true, a doctor did attempt this experiment, his methods were highly inaccurate. The experiment happened, it didn’t come close to proving anything.

Something in your link wasn’t working, so I’ll try to post it again. http://www.snopes.com/religion/soulweight.asp

-- John

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 06-30-2012 10:17 PM

There are also some who believe that all souls live forever. Some go to one place and some go to another.

There are some who believe that all souls live forever and that we all go to the same place.

There are some who believe that there is no soul. We got here by accident and so we might as well enjoy ourselves while we’re here. So eat, drink, and be happy for tomorrow we will all die.

I’m sure there are other combinations.

Human beings are interesting creatures.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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404 - Not Found

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#6 posted 06-30-2012 10:48 PM

Like in that film with Benicio del Toro.

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ShipWreck

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#7 posted 06-30-2012 11:39 PM

I saw a program on TV about this subject about Dr. Duncan McDuogall. He was frowned upon back then for trying to determine if the soul had weight. It’s too bad people were so ignorant because he was doing no harm.

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Gatorjim

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#8 posted 07-01-2012 02:25 AM

jmos I confess I didn’t read it. But I have now and I think he must of been smoking some real good stuff to even wonder about that.

-- My theroy in wood working will be. If I'm not enjoying doing it i won't do it.

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GrandpaLen

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#9 posted 07-01-2012 03:23 AM

This took place in 1907.

Several times since then and as recent as 2010 and 2011 they are still attempting to prove or dispell that the Human Soul has specific weight.

Thanks for joining in with your thoughts and comments, it has made for an interesting and thought provoking evening.

Have a Great day tomarrow and a Safe and Happy 4th of July week.

Best Regards – Grandpa Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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dpwalker

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#10 posted 07-01-2012 07:09 AM

Although my upbringing leads me to believe in everlasting souls I wonder how much an exhaled dying breath weighs? It seems to me if any weight is lost at death it would be from the air in our lungs.

-- You have not really lived until you do something for someone who can never repay you.

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stefang

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#11 posted 07-01-2012 12:40 PM

I am all for any weight loss at any time. It’s never too late!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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ChuckV

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#12 posted 07-01-2012 02:24 PM

Mike,

That is too funny.

I suppose that you could take the benefit early by selling your soul now.

-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson

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IrreverentJack

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#13 posted 07-01-2012 06:09 PM

Believe it or not, it’s just bad science. The most MacDougall’s experiment could have shown was unexplained weight loss immediately after death. To think this experiment would prove the existence of souls or that souls have mass is a perfect example of confirmation bias. An equally erroneous conclusion would be that Michael Persinger' 'God Helmet' experiment proved “God” only exists in our mind. Persinger’s experiments followed the scientific method more closely than MacDougall’s, but neither experiment has been successfully duplicated/confirmed by others. -Jack

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