Does A Soul Have Any Measurable Weight?

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  1. ngureco profile image84
    ngurecoposted 8 years ago

    Does A Soul Have Any Measurable Weight?

  2. retellect profile image73
    retellectposted 8 years ago

    Not that I know of. Scientists and believers of this phenomenon are yet to find a way to physically measure the weight of a soul (as soon as they can prove that there is such a thing)

  3. Arthur Windermere profile image80
    Arthur Windermereposted 8 years ago

    No, of course not. No weight, measurable or otherwise. Weight comes from the force of gravity acting on the mass and density of objects. If souls don't exist, well then there's your answer: souls weigh more than goblins and less than unicorns. If souls do exist in any way warranting the term 'soul,' then they're spiritual and therefore not material, certainly not objects of mass and density subject to the influence of gravity.

  4. Cagsil profile image82
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    The supposed 'soul' of an individual is non-existent. The word is man-made to describe a person or their actions of the past.

    Just as is the 'spirit' of a person.

    You can say - He/She has a good soul, which would be based on their actions and not on anything physical.

    You can say- He/She has a strong spirit, as in strong will, such as he/she is a competitive spirit and will not give up.

  5. vox vocis profile image80
    vox vocisposted 8 years ago

    I heard it's 21 gram. There is also a movie based on this assumption with the same name!!!

  6. nadine_stowne profile image53
    nadine_stowneposted 8 years ago

    It would be nice if it did. Then I could have an excuse for the extra numbers on my scale. smile

  7. Debby Bruck profile image70
    Debby Bruckposted 8 years ago

    Of course, silly. A soul has it's weight measured in gold. Pure, solid, unadulterated GOLD, like the SUNSHINE. It's measured by the good it does in this world. It's not the same kind of gold that you wear around your neck like a chain.

    It is more liberating and free and #LIGHT.

  8. M Cassian profile image54
    M Cassianposted 8 years ago

    I agree with vox vocis. 21 grams. It is simply  speculation, but I think it's really interesting. When someone dies, their body weight lightens by exactly 21 grams with absolutely no physical change.

  9. sparksfiend profile image75
    sparksfiendposted 8 years ago

    Taking into consideration the attributes a soul is believed to have, I'd imagine that a soul would be lighter than air. Therefore it's weight would have to be measured in volume.

    I'm a firm believer in souls and spirits. I have witnessed paranormal things, and I'm sure there are some honest people among the countless stories and claims... I wouldn't buy into all the stuff you see on tv though....

    Anyways, the soul has not yet, been scientifically proved, nor is it #1 on the to do list... as I believe the human soul probably clashes with many scientific beliefs or theories.

  10. T.Latham profile image52
    T.Lathamposted 8 years ago

    In the seventies there was a documentary on TV where a scientist weighed various people who were terminally ill at the exact moment of their deaths, and in every case body weight was reduced by 1/2 ounce.  The scientist concluded this reduction in mass was the result of the soul leaving the body.

    I've never seen any more on this subject, and I made an attempt to find the original information on the internet, all to no avail, but at that time it was stated the soul was believed to weigh 1/2 ounce.

  11. Bikash jha profile image53
    Bikash jhaposted 8 years ago

    do you think air have weight or words we speak have weight but they exists na. same way soul have weight too only if we could find a way to measure it someday. but if you are thinking how does it work without so less volume let me remind of x rays which are kind of substance which can go inside our body but we cant measure them.

  12. profile image44
    longJOHNsilverposted 8 years ago

    M Cassian says
    I agree with vox vocis. 21 grams. It is simply speculation, but I think it's really interesting. When someone dies, their body weight lightens by exactly 21 grams with absolutely no physical change.

    Not true,

    A man called MacDougall performed an experiment on terminally ill in ~1907 and the first test subject lost 21.3 grams or 3/4 of an ounce. Other test subject lost between 1/4 of an ounce to 3/4 of an ounce. If i remember correctly this experiment was full of flaws and poorly conducted and rejected by the scientific community.

    http://www.snopes.com/religion/soulweight.asp               

    You can read about it here.

  13. avoiceofone18 profile image58
    avoiceofone18posted 8 years ago

    In my assessment, the soul cannot have any measurable physical weight, because the soul is spiritual matter.
    If one would consider any weight reference for the soul it would be the weight or measure of its influence. In this perspective, the soul's weight or measure can be perceived as infinite as it relates to its influence.

  14. goody7 profile image74
    goody7posted 7 years ago

    No the soul has no weight but means the entire world to everyone.

  15. profile image47
    Numberloveposted 6 years ago

    I'm thinking in terms of E=mc squared. Physical mass can be converted into energy, at least hypothetically from my understanding. (of course, not claiming my understanding is only possible one.) I'm thinking a soul could be an energetic 'entity' or 'body'. Maybe particle colliders or minds engaging with higher energy frequencies would be able to 'measure' soul. As far as the everyday notion of soul, such as in music or in essence, I wouldn't leave hone without it. I believe in soul as having intention, able to discern information in some 'form' or 'density'. I value my soul intelligence and employ it often as I do my intellectual and emotional intelligences as well as other intelligences.

  16. profile image46
    DrDave12180posted 6 years ago

    yes it has mass and there for weight. We need  to re test this theory.

 
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