Published on November 4th, 2012 | by No Artificial
Tracking Souls To The Afterlife
Scientist shows what happens to ‘soul’ after death.
Hosted by Morgan Freeman, “Through the Wormhole” an American science documentary television series on the TV channel Science, explores the biggest mysteries of existence — the questions that have puzzled mankind for eternity.
The show brings together the most brilliant minds and best ideas from the very edges of science — Astrophysics, Astrobiology, Quantum Mechanics, String Theory, and more — to reveal the extraordinary truth of our Universe.
In the recently aired “Tracking Souls to the Afterlife” episode Dr Stuart Hameroff, Professor Emeritus at the Departments of Anesthesiology and Psychology and the Director of the Centre of Consciousness Studies at the University of Arizona, claims, “I believe that consciousness, or its immediate precursor proto-consciousness, has been in the universe all along, perhaps from the Big Bang.”
Knowing and understanding where consciousness comes from could solve mysteries such as what happens to the spirit or soul when people die.
Conscious “free will” is problematic because brain mechanisms causing consciousness are unknown.
The Penrose–Hameroff (Roger Penrose, mathematician and physicist and Dr Stuart Hameroff) theory of “orchestrated objective reduction (OrchOR)”identifies discrete conscious moments with quantum mechanics in microtubules inside brain cells (neurons).
According to Dr. Hameroff, in a near-death experience, when the microtubules lose their quantum state, the quantum data in the microtubules isn’t destroyed. It’s spread to the universe at large, and if the patient is revived, the quantum information can go back to the microtubules. In this event, the individual says they had something like a near-death experience, for instance they saw white light or
a tunnel or floated out of their body. In the event that the patient is not revived, “it’s possible that the quantum information can can exist outside the body, perhaps indefinitely, as a soul,” Dr. Stuart Hameroff explained.
The Penrose–Hameroff Orch-OR theory is still questionable in the scientific community.
For information about “Through the Wormhole” show visit www.science.discovery.com