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Does the soul weigh 21 grams?

  1. Feb 4, 2004 #1

    Ivan Seeking

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    http://www.sunspot.net/news/health/bal-te.gram02feb02,0,7721707.story?coll=bal-health-headlines
     
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    I think mine weighs a few pounds because I can't fly around during my out of body experiences... This may explain it all! How do I lose "soul weight?" I'm definately going to cut back on the wafers for sure...

    Seriously, thanks for that snippet! All new to me..
     
  4. Feb 4, 2004 #3

    Ivan Seeking

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    Quit eating soul food?
     
  5. Feb 4, 2004 #4
    LOL!
    That's it.. I'm goin on a diet.
     
  6. Feb 4, 2004 #5

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    So selling your soul helps you make money, AND lose weight?
     
  7. Feb 4, 2004 #6

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    Well, I'm not sure if this has actually been established as fact, but I've a couple of guesses as to what the weight might actually be.

    1) Breath, sure you can't see it, but it is comprised of atoms and molecules and stuff, which does have a weight.

    2) Methane gas. Perhaps some people who are on there death bed had a big bowl of beans shortly before hand, and once they pass, the spincter unclinches releasing the foul demon.

    As to it being a soul, it seems the soul is always described as being a non-material aspect of a human, and being non-material it seems it would not have any physical weight.
     
  8. Feb 4, 2004 #7

    Evo

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    Actually, the sphincter relaxes releasing more that just gas...
     
  9. Feb 6, 2004 #8

    Tsu

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    HEY!! I was going to say EXACTLY that!!! - except I would have said "THAN" gas... (this seperated-at-birth thing is beginning to drive me bananas!)
     
  10. Feb 6, 2004 #9

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    I'm full of soul!!! I believe my soul weighs the same as TWO chocolate bars! Course it could be that I just ATE a chocolate bar...:wink: I'm praying it went right to my soul and not to my a$$ - sure FELT like it went to my soul...i feel much happier now...
     
  11. Feb 6, 2004 #10

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    Oooooops, THAN. It *is* getting weird. You know, I've always wanted to give barium enemas...
     
  12. Feb 6, 2004 #11

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    forget the weight, feel the precision ...

    "Or 21.262142347500003 grams" doesn't that make it a "fundamental constant" determined more precisely than any other?

    Come back G, h, c, g! All is forgiven!!
     
  13. Feb 6, 2004 #12

    Ivan Seeking

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    ...and

    A full lung's worth of air has a mass of about 0.6 grams.
     
  14. Feb 7, 2004 #13

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    ROTFLMAOAPMP!!!

    I'll send you some scrubs (I'd send you my 'uniform' but we kinda *need* that! :wink:) and a BE bag with instructions. Maybe you could practice on that blender-eating dog of yours - might keep him busy for at least a LITTLE while...
     
  15. Feb 7, 2004 #14
    how is Soul Defined. It should have units of Energy
     
  16. Feb 7, 2004 #15
    There is a way to prove this and a ghastly way it is.

    Get a sentient being. A living human would be suggested, measure the human's weight. Give him an operation in order to stick a tube directly next to the brain, then attach the tube to a valve attached to an appropriately size sealed vacuum. Release the valve and watch as his 'soul' is sucked into the container.

    Remove the container and weigh the corpse. The difference in weight is the weight of this person's soul. Peculiarly, it is about the same weight as the contents of the vacuum container.
     
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