What happens after death? It’s one of humanity’s oldest, most compelling questions. Theories abound, and most of the world’s religions claim to know.
In fact, the idea of an ever-after is the primary focal point of several of the most popular belief systems. It’s why many people study theology.
However, to believe the theories or religious explanations, one must possess faith. There’s no definitive confirmation that we end up in heaven or hell, or that we become reincarnated.
Thus far, there’s been nothing to prove or disprove there’s any afterlife at all.
However, at least one researcher is allegedly saying he has some “intriguing new evidence” to offer.
Life After Death
Philosophy professor Stephen Braude from the University of Maryland believes that an afterlife is, in fact, “realistic.”
On his “Closer to Truth” Amazon Prime series, Dr. Robert Lawrence Kuhn talked to Braude about the subject. When asked about the concept of an afterlife, Braude presented his explanation for why he thinks one must exist.
He said he feels “there are a number of compelling types of evidence.”
Of course, this evidence doesn’t directly confirm any one particular theory for what happens to us when we expire.
Types of Evidence
Braude said there’s “evidence suggesting reincarnation,” but that’s not all. He also said evidence exists through those who “apparently provide communications from deceased friends and relatives.”
The now 74-year-old professor also added that there’s “evidence from heart and lung transplant cases,” too. He recalled the notion of organ recipients developing “personality characteristics of the donors” – people they never knew.
He again recalled the concept of children throughout the world that “act as if they are reincarnated.”
Braude also went more in-depth, saying that there have been “very intriguing cases” involving mediums. He said there have been instances where they “provide very personal bits of information allegedly transmitted by the deceased.”
What makes it interesting is that this information, in some cases, has been “later verified by investigators.”
The Deep Dive
The conversation eventually delved into deeper theories, including the idea of something Braude calls “super-Psi.”
However, that gets rather complicated and is difficult to easily summarize. In a limited sense, it is “explained in terms of psychic functioning among the living.”
Debunking the Organ Donor Theories
Several surgeons have weighed in regarding how people may express changes in personality after receiving an organ transplant.
One organ donation specialist explained that it’s a transformative and “life-changing procedure.” That, Professor Gurch Randhawa, said, can explain why they might suddenly “feel energized.”
Other scientists claim the noted changes are difficult to investigate, and some have said they’ve simply never even witnessed it happening.
Essentially, many agree that there’s not much scientific rationale that supports the various theories. However, it never hurts to keep an open mind regarding the things we’re unable to explain.