Friday, October 21, 2011
more on the afterlife. (a small concession to the religious)
Humans create electric current. It is a scientific and medical fact. And when we die, that current does away. It is also a scientific fact that energy cannot simply disappear. Nothing can disappear. When you burn things you get soot and smoke; when you vaporize things you get vapor, etc etc etc. So when we die, some bit of electricity is released. I don't know where it goes. Maybe it sticks around as static and zaps people who walk on shag carpet in their socks. ("Grandma, are you fucking with my hair again?") Maybe we kill off millions of human souls every time we put a Bounce sheet in the dryer. Maybe the strongest tool at the Ghostbusters' disposal was a can of Static Guard. Or maybe we just hang around forever, occasionally having big old soul orgies and zapping lightning rods. Either way, something goes on after we die. I want to clarify that I do believe that. I just don't think it has a face and consciousness.