Life After Demise
Las Vegas actual property mogul and CEO of area station module startup Bigelow Aerospace Robert Bigelow is providing up $1 million in prizes for proof of “the survival of consciousness after everlasting bodily demise,” The New York Times reports.
Bigelow, a billionaire who has additionally raised eyebrows for investigating UFO sightings, not too long ago based the Bigelow Institute for Consciousness Research to assist analysis into what occurs after we die.
By way of the Institute, Bigelow is now providing up prizes starting from $150,000 to $500,000 for his new afterlife contest, based on the Instances — in all probability a idiot’s errand, but in addition a contemporary probe into one of the crucial charming questions of the human expertise.
To qualify for the prizes, contestants need to submit research of as much as 25,000 phrases earlier than August 1. A panel of judges made up of specialists will then choose the winner.
Bigelow was partially impressed by readings with George Anderson, who claims to be “the world’s most scientifically examined medium,” after his son and his grandson died by suicide in 1992 and 2011 respectively.
When requested if his son had made contact, Bigelow had a easy reply. “Probably not,” Bigelow informed the Instances, “however what I received out of the readings, I feel, was that his spirit existed and that he was O.Okay.”
However he does consider in consciousness surviving the demise of the bodily physique.
“I’m personally completely satisfied of it,” Bigelow informed the newspaper.
READ MORE: Can Robert Bigelow (and the Rest of Us) Survive Death? [The New York Times]
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