Life after death

Why is “As a Scientist’ Used to Defend Atheism

Are there scientist that believe in an afterlife? I have read some, talked to some. So why is it there are so many people who lead an argument against an afterlife start with, “as a scientist, I don’t believe in…” Are people that use that phrase truly scientists? Nick Cook, former aviation journalist, who was the editor for Jane’s Defense Weekly, the international defense journal- not really a scientist, but well informed. He probably got a degree grounded in material science. (‘Defence’ if you’re British. Seriously, why…