Stephen Hawking, one of my favorite scientists, states that when you die, you cease to exist.
According to Yahoo news, http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110516/ap_on_sc/eu_britain_hawking_heaven, He says: “There is no heaven or afterlife for broken-down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark.”
Generally I agree with Mr. Hawking on his physicist points of view but on this one I have to call his thoughts into question. As a world renowned scientist, surely he’s aware that energy never dies. It only transforms.
His idea of heaven may be different from many but his thoughts on a computer’s death being just a death and no more is inconsistent with scientific fact. Just as you may take parts from that dead computer and refurbish them to live again, so is the spirit. It continues to live after the body (computer) dies. If that’s what one considers heaven, then so be it.
If one or more parts of that computer live on, even if it’s only the data you’ve stored and worked with, then you still have the essence alive in a different form. Such is my idea of heaven. It’s another place from which to carry on your life just as you did before you took the physical body you just deserted. Your essence may use many bodies in order to complete its mission. In reality, you never die.
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