I will not argue with veiled insults and pretentious statements, instead I will tell you exactly what happens when you die.Oddly I actually paused my normal routine to simply take a moment to think about how one must feel to think that death is the end. I love science as much as the next. I assume logic with science as much as the next.
Go Team Science! Defeat the mysticism and heresy once and for all! (Because you're all nuts!)Sadly this individual will go to his grave and face nothing. Simply because he believes in nothing. Which means there is nothing. He is simply an organsism which grows and dies. Maybe reproduces, which is unlikely. Because no female specimen would want to reproduce with such a weak organism.
Go team science...Defeat the mysticism and heresy once and for all! (Because you're all nuts!)
Female specimens want to be with males of strong stature. Not a failing organism. MSpencers genes will probally not carry on to the next generation. :(
When you die, your heart stops. This absolutely ceases the vital flow of oxygen and nutrients through the blood stream and to all the cells in your body (Almost). They will then suffocate and die individually, while other organs will shut down together such as the lungs, the liver, the kidneys, and inevitably, the brain. At the moment of death, your brain will still be alive for a good fifteen seconds while your heart has stopped. After your brain cells die, so does your personality, which was simply created as an imprintation upon your brain of your experiences, upbringing, and some genetic predispositions, giving you an overall attitude, and, personality. From there, you will simply be a corpse. All the heat which has been retained in your body by living mechanisms will radiate out into the environment, and parasites will begin to run rampant. Fungi will begin decomposing your skin, while bacteria and some protists begin eating away at your insides. If you're really lucky, you'll get insects living in you, and they'll make a nice home out of you within 12 hours of your death. If you were murdered, you might have a forensic entemologist rip you apart and find out how you died based on what bugs are living in you.
Within two days, gases will begin building up from certain compounds which are inherently instable, and require enzymatic action to be converted into a stable form. Since you're dead, and your cells have been either lysed by bacteria and viruses, or turned into unstable environments with dead enzymes, these compounds will eventually build up and then start breaking down, much like a glass of champagne left on a counter for about 10 hours. Some metabolic pathways will continue after death, digesting some compounds and applying them to new compounds, but you'll definitely still be dead.
Within two weeks, if nobody finds you, the gas buildup will become too much, and you will literally explode. After bloating for a while, finally the skin will begin to tear, and then it will just POP, and all the gas will be released along with all your bodily fluids and organs.
If that's going to heaven, I wonder what hell would be like...
Yes, I believe in science, because I know what happens to the body when we die, I know what happens when we're born, and I know what happens during our life. None of it is connected to any spiritual beings, and a lot of it is hardly fair. Couple that with the fact that, in science, we can prove things, and in religion, you have to take the word of the rich old white guys from 30 AD, I think science will win every time.
And I'm proud of it.