The following link will direct you to a very well written essay of a naturalist's view on death: http://www.naturalism.org/death.htm [Broken] It is entitled: Death, Nothingness and Subjectivity Author: Thomas W. Clark It is the (untestable) theory of "generic subjective continuity". It proposes the possibility that experience of existence continues after death, but not in the traditional, religious or spiritual senses. It states that after death we continue to experience conscious existence being born as conscious beings. It may sound supernatural but it is surprisingly based on materialistic and naturalistic views. It DOES NOT base itself on supernatural things. Thomas W. Clark calls it "generic subjective continuity". It is a very interesting read. Once you have read the entire paper, I want to hear your thoughts on it. It is well worth your time. The concept of "generic subjective continuity" is basically that experience continues after an individual dies as long as there are conscious beings being born/created. If you do not understand I suggest you read the following 3 links: http://mbdefault.org/9_passage/default.asp (page 1) http://mbdefault.org/9_passage/2.asp (page 2) http://mbdefault.org/9_passage/3.asp (page 3) The above links are chapter 9 of a book by Wayne Stewart. He gives another thought experiment, much like Clark's. If you are short of time, I suggest you read these instead of Clark's. If you have enough time I really encourage you to read his entire book (Metaphysics by Default). After clicking one of the above 3 links, you will be directed to his book. If you are interested in metaphysics they are very, very interesting reads. Thank You. Don't forget to post back here when you've finished reading!