• Question: what do you believe happens after you die?

    Asked by tapeworm to Anil, Blanka, Cees, Emma, Mike on 25 Jun 2012. This question was also asked by thingone.
    • Photo: Michael Cook

      Michael Cook answered on 25 Jun 2012:

      I believe that nothing happens, more or less. Just like I don’t experience going to sleep at night, I think death will just be the end to me being conscious.

      It’s sort of weird to think about, isn’t it? Hopefully it won’t be something we have to deal with for a long time!

    • Photo: Emma Trantham

      Emma Trantham answered on 25 Jun 2012:

      I’m not sure what I believe will happen to me after I die. I know my body will decompose and provide nutrients to all the animals and plants and other things that live in the soil (assuming I am buried) but I don’t know whether I believe in any sort of afterlife.

      It’s comforting to believe there is some sort of heaven we will all go to where we will meet all our friends and family again but there is no evidence that this is the case so I tend to waver between the two, never really making up my mind!

    • Photo: Blanka Sengerova

      Blanka Sengerova answered on 26 Jun 2012:

      I tend to also be on the rational side and think of the decomposing body which will then provide nutrients in the soil for soil-dwelling organism and through them to animals higher up the food chain. Spiritually, it’s hard thinking about death, isn’t it? I don’t really believe in a heaven but like in science it is hard to prove a negative result!