MYS259: Could the human soul ever be scientifically detected? Could it even be weighed? Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss a series of experiments that claimed to detect the departure of the soul at death, whether that’s possible, and what other researchers have found.
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Links for this episode:
- Len Fisher’s book Weighing the Soul: Scientific Discovery from the Brilliant to the Bizarre
- Jason Fung’s book The Diabetes Code
- Jason Fung’s book The Obesity Code
- Jason Fung’s book The Complete Guide to Fasting
- Jimmy’s term paper on weighing the soul
- 21 Grams Experiment (Wikipedia)
- MacDougall’s original paper
- MacDougall’s paper with original correspondence
- Ishida’s refutation of refutations
- How balance scales work (video)
- LA Herald on Twining’s replication
- Hollander’s attempted replication
- Ishida’s critique of Hollander’s results
- Rhine Research Center
- Jason Fung videos
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