Aaron Freeman on planning your funeral !

And the physicist will remind the congregation of how much of all our energy is given off as heat. There may be a few fanning themselves with their programs as he says it. And he will tell them that the warmth that flowed through you in life is still here, still part of all that we are, even as we who mourn continue the heat of our own lives.

And you'll want the physicist to explain to those who loved you that they need not have faith; indeed, they should not have faith. Let them know that they can measure, that scientists have measured precisely the conservation of energy and found it accurate, verifiable and consistent across space and time. You can hope your family will examine the evidence and satisfy themselves that the science is sound and that they'll be comforted to know your energy's still around. According to the law of the conservation of energy, not a bit of you is gone; you're just less orderly. Amen.

-Aaron Freeman.

Note by Akhil Vivek
4 years, 6 months ago

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The words of a true reductionist! Though there is no disagreement about the conservation laws, people with reductionist point of view tend to think that constituents mean everything and forget the structures these constituents can give rise to. Of course those structures fade away with time and that's really sad. You may refer to my first article on brilliant for more on this. :)

- 3 years, 11 months ago

i don't know what to say but that was a gr8 approach

- 3 years, 11 months ago