Scientist explains why we should stop believing that there's an afterlife
Do you believe there's life after death?
Or that our spirits roam around this earth after our bodies are laid to rest? It's a controversial subject as absolutely nobody is 100 percent certain what comes after death, however this scientist is urging us all to stop believing that there's an afterlife as he claims it's "impossible."
Sean Carroll, a cosmologist and physics professor at the California Institute of Technology says that after extensively studying the laws of physics, he thinks there is no way we can go on.
He told Scientific American: “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.”
He continued: "Believing in life after death, to put it mildly, requires physics beyond the Standard Model.
“Most importantly, we need some way for that ‘new physics’ to interact with the atoms that we do have.
“Within QFT (Quantum Field Theory), there can't be a new collection of ‘spirit particles’ and ‘spirit forces’ that interact with our regular atoms, because we would have detected them in existing experiments.”