What Happens When We Die?
No one knows what happens when we die, though many people speculate. Some believe our soul goes to heaven, while others believe we’re reincarnated into an animal or tree. In 1901, Duncan MacDougall wanted to experiment with the soul and see where people’s souls went after death. To measure this, he weighed recently deceased people’s bodies both right before and immediately after death. After measuring six people, he discovered there was a weight difference of one to one and a half ounces. He somehow managed to obtain 15 dying dogs and did the same experiment. He found there was no weight difference, concluding that dogs have no soul. MacDougall’s experiments had no true basis or conclusion, though no one has tried to replicate the odd, yet hilarious experiment (McGill).