What happens to us when we die? It's a question that has exercised humanity's finest minds for thousands of years. Most have sought the answer in religion; others have looked to philosophers, to the supernatural, or, more recently, to evidence from 'near death' experience. But never, it seems, to science. Yet that's where the answer appears to lie. Specifically, in cosmology, the study of the history and future of the universe.
Taking his inspiration from Stephen Hawking's groundbreaking A Brief History of Time, author Andrew McLauchlin brings his background as a physicist to bear on this fascinating subject. He examines developments in cosmology and shows how they point to a conclusion about the dimension of time that has very real implications not only for the universe but also for us.
What Really Happens When We Die? is a journey of discovery into a realm that offers an astonishing explanation for one of life's imponderables.
Andrew McLauchlin started his career teaching physics before moving on to run an educational unit for young people with behaviour difficulties in school. He remained in this field and it continues to be an abiding interest. A few years ago, however, his interest in physics or strictly, cosmology, was rekindled by a fleeting thought - if time is infinite, anything that can happen must happen. Could that include our lives? Someone gave him a copy of A Brief History of Time which set him on a trail of discovery into the field of cosmology, leading to the possibilities - he believes the probabilities - described in this book.