Dr Carroll explained that for there to be an afterlife, consciousness would need to be entirely separated from our physical body.
But instead of an ever-lasting soul, consciousness appears to essentially composed of a series of atoms and electrons.
Dr Carroll added:
Claims that some form of consciousness persists after our bodies die and decay into their constituent atoms face one huge, insuperable obstacle. The laws of physics underlying everyday life are completely understood. And there's no way within those laws to allow for the information stored in our brains to persist after we die.
It is not like scientists haven't tested for an afterlife either:
Dr Carroll points to The Quantum Field Theory (QFT).
Simply put, QFT dictates that there is one field in the universe for each type of particle - one for all the photons, another for electrons, and every other type of particle.
If there was some sort of afterlife, quantum tests would reveal 'spirit particles' and 'spirit forces'. Spoiler: they have not.
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