Quantum Physics Theory On 'Souls'

Two quantum physicists have created a theory which assumes a 'soul' is encased in a special nerve cell structure that is released at death and returns to the core of the universe with all your memories.

Dr Stuart Hameroff and British physicist Sir Roger Penrose say the essence of a soul is in microtubules inside brain cells. The two say these structures are intertwined and are affected by quantum gravity and are as old as the universe itself.

The concept is similar to the Buddhist and Hindu belief that consciousness is an integral part of the universe

The theory is not without critics but the pair say new discoveries on how quantum gravity affects smell, bird navigation and photosynthesis lean toward their Orch-Or theory.

How these ideas jibe with the world's theological suppositions is not explained, nor apparently does it really matter. If a 'soul' exists and is made up of components of physical laws, groovy. But that has as much appeal as knowing if you stuff too much toilet paper in a toilet you get turds on your bathroom floor.

Sometimes science just doesn't want to give the right answer, does it...