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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Dark Spirit - is that an oxymoron?

"You can't actually see it directly, you can see it through its effects on stellar structure, star clusters, and dwarf galaxies orbiting around the Milky Way," explained David Law of the University of California, Los Angeles, the researcher presenting the work.

Scientists say that dark matter is a mysterious kind of matter that makes up nearly a quarter of the universe, but does not interact with light and so has until now remained invisible to scientists. - source - BBC News

So basically…although there is no direct perception of evidence, in this case dark matter, still the existence of dark matter is accepted by the large scientific community as it has an “effect” on its environment that the “effect” can be measured and the environmental changes can be recorded.

If this is how dark matter is studied and ultimately accepted as a valid scientific phenomenon…then why isn’t the concept of the soul studied in a similar way and accepted as scientific? The soul is also invisible. Yet the “effect” of a “living” body from a “dead” one is enough to say something exists before and after death. You can call it soul or spirit or life force or energy. Regardless of its nomenclature, something independent of the body animates or de-animates the body.

From the example above, I am assuming that because matter is not visible it is called “dark” matter…so perhaps using the same logic…we can say because spirit is not visible we can call it “dark” spirit. Now…isn’t that an oxymoron?

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