Does the Soul Exist?

The Soul has been the topic of discussion since man learned to reason and think for himself.  He has wondered what he is and if the body he controls is all that exists.  Rene Descartes believed that the soul controlled the mind and body.  This soul was immaterial and self conscious.

Many religious faiths especially the Catholic Church, believe that this soul is immortal and that it is what brings life to a corpse.  However, today many philosophers, physicists, psychologists and neuroscientists believe the soul does not exist and the brain is responsible for cognitive functions including the sense of self.

  • What do you think?  
  • Does the soul exist?  
  • What evidence can be used to support the existence of a soul or non existence?  
  • How can science study the soul?
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3 Responses to Does the Soul Exist?

  1. The primary evidence for the existence of our soul is our own experience. This experience is subjective, but we all have it. Requiring scientific proof is inappropriate, because scientific proof applies to objective phenomena and the scientific method is constructed precisely to avoid and marginalize subjective reality. I know I have a soul and I have a lot of evidence for its existence. You should know, too. Science will not help us much with the existential question. Science might help with other aspects concerning the interface of subjective and objective reality, though.


  2. Reincarnation was taught by Jesus son of Joseph in Matthew 11:14-15, John 8:58, etc. Science has now proven reincarnation – google that. Google: Dr. Ian Stevenson Univ. of Virginia. Google: past-life regressions. Read the book ‘Soul Survivor’. Google: Reincarnation Theory & its 25 Principles incl. Theory of Luck (ex. Einstein returned as Watson).


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