My dear Dad passed away yesterday. My dad in his young age had worked with Pr. De Broglie, (see picture) on atoms and particle experiments and was a true old school scientist in the sense that he would have a hard time embracing new ideas on consciousness.
My work was sort of foreign to him. Sadly, he never really tried to engage me in any deep conversation as to him, even in his last days, the idea of consciousness surviving was not scientifically rooted: death is death and there was nothing to add to it.
So of course, the experimenter I am, the night of his passing started to have a conversation with him. I used a simple app I have on my phone and said "Dad, now that you KNOW, can you acknowledge that we are on the same page ? Can you just give me a sign of what I am convinced of is real, something scientific, or science related?
I have used this app casually quite a few times in the last couple of years.... It always gave me common words.
But on the night of my father's death, after being asked to come with ONE word that would prove me that he knew now that we don't die, my Dad gave me ONE SINGLE WORD: ATOM.
Not "writer", or "number" or "deeply" or "breathing" or "bus" or "honor", which are just a few examples of the words I have received using this app over the course of the years trying to establish connection with other people. No, he gave me ATOM.
Scientific proof? No but a hell of a startling coincidence, don't you think? My mind can't scientifically prove it, but my heart knows it was him.