The work of Dr. Duncan MacDougall was groundbreaking in many respects. Firstly, he had the curiosity to apply science to the impact of death, with scientific rigor. Secondly, because he was able to explain the variations in the test to match the personality of the subject.
Finally, the 21 grams which are lost at death correspond to 1.9 billion MJ of energy that escaped into the ether, providing evidence for the so-called Dark Energy theorized by astrophysics. If each living body, including celestial bodies, contains a proportional amount of energy, this might account for the missing energy that the Dark Energy hypothesis represents.
A secondary effect of MacDougall’s experiment is to suggest that the universe is permeable, not to suggest that there are multiple dimensions. The 1.9 billion MJ was not released into the closed room of his experiment, but the first law of thermodynamics says that this energy went somewhere, it was not destroyed. The Torn Between Two World hypothesis is supported by this observation.
Together with the work of Ian Stevenson, we have enough evidence to examine the so-called Dark Energy in near space. By bridging the gap between science and spirituality, wisdom can be acquired. We need more scientists to help religion to dispel their illogical doctrines and dogma, rediscovering the wisdom of the founders of science: Euclid, Pythagoras, Democritus, and Hippocrates.
Scientists have rebuffing the experiments without bothering to do what MacDougall recommended: increase the sample size. At the time of his experiments, he was using leading edge technology that can be replicated today with much greater accuracy. Instead, they make statements like this: ‘In other words, the measurements are not dependable, so should be disregarded.‘