Friday, May 27, 2011
Life after death - someday we will prove it (by anon)
In my Intro to Philosophy class, we had a debate on whether there is any life after death. The argument that won the case for the con team (that there is no life after death) was that since there is no proof of life after death, we have no reason to believe that it exists. My question is: what is with everyone's obsession with proof? Why does there have to be proof of something for us to believe in it? People continue to make new discoveries every day, and my theory is that life after death is real, we just have not developed the necessary tools to prove it yet. This argument links to Sextus Empiricus' argument about unknown properties. Sextus states that simply because we are unable to detect some properties, that does not necessarily mean that they do not exist. In the same way, there could be spirits that exist all around us, but we have not yet developed the senses to detect them. I believe that life after death does exist, and someday, with our always-improving technologies we will be able to prove it.