Proof of soul, proof of God?
We are just 21 grams from the proof of God.
On 10 April 1901, an experiment was conducted in Dorchester, Massachusetts. A certain Dr. Duncan MacDougall was going to prove that the human soul had mass, and was therefore, measurable. It was to be several years before Einstein’s theory of special relativity came about, so the concept of all things being made from energy wasn’t even considered. The thought that a soul had to have mass, in order to ‘be’, though, was inspirational thinking. What is sad is that such an experiment is considered unethical.
Dr. MacDougall conducted this experiment on six dying patients who were placed on specially made Fairbanks weight scales just prior to their deaths. Dr. MacDougall’s intention was to weigh each body before and after death to determine any differences measured by the delicate scales. The patients were selected based upon their imminent death. Two patients were suffering from tuberculosis, 5 were men and one was a woman.
In the company of four other doctors, Dr. MacDougall carefully measured the weight of his first patient prior to his death. Once the patient died, an interesting event occurred.
“Suddenly, coincident with death,” wrote Macdougall, “the beam end dropped with an audible stroke hitting against the lower limiting bar and remaining there with no rebound. The loss was ascertained to be three-fourths of an ounce.”
The experiment continued on the next patient with the same results. Dr. MacDougall felt he was on to something extraordinary. A quote from the 11 March 1907 New York Times article captures the historic moment:
“ The instant life ceased the opposite scale pan fell with a suddenness that was astonishing – as if something had been suddenly lifted from the body. Immediately all the usual deductions were made for physical loss of weight, and it was discovered that there was still a full ounce of weight unaccounted for”.
All five doctors took their own measurements and compared their results. Not all the patients lost the same weight, but they did lose something that could not be accounted for. Unfortunately, only four of the six patient’s results could be counted due to mechanical failures or the patient dying prior to the test equipment being in place.
But what about the consistent weight loss? Everything was taken into account, from the air in the lungs to bodily fluids. It still could not be explained. An interesting variation occurred on the third patient, who maintained his same weight immediately upon death. But after one minute, he lost about an ounce of weight. Dr. MacDougall explained this discrepancy as follows:
“ I believe that in this case, that of a phlegmatic man slow of thought and action, that the soul remained suspended in the body after death, during the minute that elapsed before its freedom. There is no other way of accounting for it, and it is what might be expected to happen in a man of the subject’s temperament”.
Following the experiment and consulting with the other attending physicians, it was determined that the average weight loss of each person was three quarters of an ounce. Dr. MacDougall concluded that a human soul weighed approximately 21 grams.
Dr. MacDougall conducted the same experiment on 15 dogs. The experiments showed no change in weight following their death. MacDougall concluded that this may signify only humans have souls.
H. LaV. Twining, a physics teacher at Los Angeles Polytechnic High School, attempted the same experiment on mice in 1917. His conclusion was in line with that of Dr. MacDougall. There was no deviation of weight when the mice died.
Dr. MacDougall was a respected physician of Haverhill and the head of the Research Society that was conducting work in this field for six years prior to the experiment. Although this experiment would be considered unethical in modern times, it is still a peculiarity that sparks a lot of criticism, ranging from the methodology used to various religious implications
Dr. MacDougall admitted that more research needed to be done, but following these experiments, Dr. MacDougall diverted his attention to obtaining the ability to photograph the soul as it left the human body. Unfortunately, following his soul weight experiments, Dr. MacDougall failed to establish any further scientific breakthroughs. Dr. Duncan MacDougal passed away in 1920.
Since we know about special relativity today, it can be shown that a soul, weighing in at 21 grams, would have an embedded energy within the body. The body has energy, this is known by all science, and upon death, all energy manifestations cease. If energy is a simple chemical process as some claim, then how is it possible that all energy flow ceases immediately? If this is a simple chemical manifestation, then death would simply be a slowing of the energy flow, as the chemicals in the body break down and decompose. Death, even in sudden circumstance, should not leave an immediate corpse. Those who have been around the dead or dying, know, that the person, once ‘gone’, the body appears ‘different’ somehow. It is seen to be the shell that it is. The eastern sciences say we have two kinds of energy, yin and yang, and some of them call Chi. In the new theory this is probably the magnetic force, simply because of the hard repulsive nature of magnetic fields. Having experienced acupuncture, we know the energy of the body can be affected, and the acupuncture therapies are not quackery, but it may depend on the ailment. We only know it works in certain circumstances. Ultimately, this therapy is an energy flow therapy, and that energy flow is most likely the invisible hard magnetic flow because western science has found nothing to indicate an energy flow mechanism. Is this because western science doesn’t understand ‘dual’ energies?
Now we return to the question of the ethics of such experimentations. If a suitable set of dying candidates were found, and they had signed suitable waivers and liability documents, we see no reason for these experiments to be considered unethical. No harm comes to the patients, no experiments of untoward nature are performed, no pain is inflicted, no body parts removed, so what could the objection by society be? There is only one reason and one reason alone, the horror of the certainty if the soul being proven beyond shadow of doubt. Thus the proof of the human soul, leads directly to the proof of God’s existence, something more horrible than this world can comprehend. Simple societal proof itself, that human beings do not want to KNOW if the soul and God exists. They are comfortable in their ignorance, thinking God cannot judge them if they are ignorant. The paradigm of mystery must be enforced because religion states that God is a God of JUDGEMENT. But what if He isn’t?
We think this experiment should be repeated, upgraded, modernized and supervised to be beyond suspicion. Possibly updated with Faraday cages on the walls to shield all electromagnetic noise, and another one that wraps the body, hooked up to broadband receivers that can detect any energy spikes emanating from the body. The Grail could be consulted as a guide for measurement between the light and dark components of a soul. If MacDougall is correct, and all souls weigh close to the same amount, this should mean there is no direct relationship between body mass and soul mass. If such a measurement could be performed on a series of volunteers, and all extraneous variables considered, mankind would have no choice but to accept that man has a soul, and with that, the soul has weight, mass and leaves the body upon death. With the knowledge that a soul is real, would then bring God much closer to being real, and that would be fought with all the breath the materialists have, especially The Priests and Preachers. If there is a true preacher of God in this country, or this world, that works with old people in nursing homes(there are plenty), then here is your opportunity to make your mark on mankind, and make God smile.