The human soul weighs 1/3,000th of an ounce! That's the astonishing claim of East German researchers who recently weighed more than 200 terminally ill patients just before, and immediately after their deaths.
In each case the weight loss was exactly the same - 1/3,000th of an ounce.
"The inescapable conclusion is that we have now confirmed the existence of the human soul and determined its weight." Dr. Becker Mertens of Dresden said in a letter printed in the German science journal Horizon.
The expert's report, co-authored by physicist Elke Fisher, got mixed reviews from top scientists around the world.
Gerard Voisart, the leading French pathologist, was especially critical, saying that the weight difference between the living and dead could be accounted for by air leaving the lungs.
But Drs. Fisher and Mertens said they took that into account. They further stated that the device they used to weigh the soul has a margin of error of less the 1/100.000th of on ounce.