Thinking about what happens after death is tough for a lot of people. It brings back memories of loved ones that they’ve lost, and sends some into an existential crisis. The fact is that no one truly knows what lies beyond our own life, though many believe strongly in certain outcomes. It’s a question that has escaped even the most brilliant philosophers and scholars throughout history – until Samuel Murray got a hold of it.
While sounding like a character from the Pineapple Express, Murray did strike a chord with people all over the world. At first glance, the theory seems rock solid – why else would babies be crying anyway, unless they were the reincarnated souls of people who had just passed. Alright, maybe not rock solid.
Facebook seemed to love it though; it’s has been shared over 124,000 times as of this writing and has over 100,000 likes. The comment section is ripe with high-level philosophical debate like this head-scratcher from Hayley Hind: “What if the life that flashes before your eyes is our brain uploading life info to a mothership?” What if indeed.