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of energy. This does not mean that other aspects are not reachable and we shall consider some in the final sections of this essay. What this section offers is a vision of life that can make the living understand death as a phenomenon. By noticing that we do not need more than a certain quantum to start the process which continues from conception on, we have made the dispersal of this energy situated at the helm a unique event which in itself creates the state which the living see in a corpse: the locked up energy and the energy in the interstices which can now go back to the cosmos (in our case the earth) whence they came, keeping the principle of conservation valid. One quantum of energy is not sufficient per se to upset any physical instrument that has inertia. So there is no hope of physically capturing the quantum which makes us what we are at every moment of our life, one of these being the moment of our death. But it is possible to make its reality perceptible to other selves (because they too have their quanta) through the form one self has evolved to meet the challenge of itself and of death. That which constitutes a corpse returns to the cosmos, because all is energy in various forms. The quantum that constitutes the self also remains — as energy — in the cosmos, though not necessarily in the same form as any other already existing quantum, mainly because the quantum that is me, now, has done something to itself through the life or lives it has produced

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"Is there any hope that we may ever know what death is? Since it is a problem of knowing, we need to find the epistemological devices that w...

On Death  

"Is there any hope that we may ever know what death is? Since it is a problem of knowing, we need to find the epistemological devices that w...

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