My Response to "Another 50 Renowned (Atheistic)
Academics Speaking About God" #2
12 minutes in the video Bruce Hood asserts an afterlife is impossible and our belief is based on the debunked concept of mind-body dualism. No. An afterlife is even more likely now and it has nothing to do with mind-body dualism.
Given what we know of the construction of our universe it is not unreasonable to assume your Soul (I Am-ness) exists eternally as a "worldline" in space-time. I have included some space-time diagrams illustrating two dimensions of space and one of time. These help us distinguish between two different ways of viewing our external physical reality: there is the outside view or "divine" perspective of someone studying the interacting structure, and there is the inside view of a human living in space-time. From divine perspective of four-dimensional space-time your world line trajectories resemble a tangle of spaghetti. If the human sees something moving with constant velocity, the divine sees a straight strand of action moving through space-time. (1) The particles from which you are made trace a complex path in space-time. The highly complex intertwining seen from the divine perspective corresponds to a cluster of particles that store and process information. In essence you are a coherent bundle of information drawn in space-time. A good metaphor is to think of space-time as the perfect digital information storage media, much better than a compact disk or a computer hard drive in that it has eternal life and it contains the details of our activities and thoughts from beginning to end.
So how is it that your I Am-ness (Soul) can carry on in Spirit? Beyond this universe are probably others universes existing in what is known as the bulk.(4) Within some of these would exist more technologically advanced life forms.(5) Resurrection by the divine is made possible through perfect reanimation of your information. (2) Here is the key; matter, energy, and information are equivalent!(3) It has been proven scientifically that information can be converted to energy and energy can be converted into matter. In this perfect resurrection the finiteness of human abilities can be overcome. All sickness and disability can be removed and sins "washed clean".
I am going to compose a response to the rest of these clips as my time permits. I realize that given the narrow scope of their comments in these clips, it is almost unfair to pick them apart in this way.
(4) Brane Cosmology