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Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives - Chapter 21 through 24 Summary & Analysis

David Eagleman
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Chapter 21 through 24 Summary and Analysis

Chapter 21: Microbe

There is no afterlife. After decomposition sets in, the microbes living inside the dead person move on. God is the size of bacterium and lives on the surface of every cell. The human body is far too vast for God or the microbes to be aware of man's existence. There is no trauma to the microbes when a body dies. They redistribute themselves to a different food source.

Chapter 22: Absence

The afterlife is deteriorating. New arrivals notice that the angels are gaunt and the foliage is neglected. God is missing. Some say he is dead, some say he is ill or has just abandoned everyone. Wars begins to break out in heaven over where god is, whether he ever really existed and what happened to him. Heaven has begun to mimic the religious wars of earth that wage on endlessly.

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