4 Theories On What Happens When We Die

06/23/2011 02:11 am ET | Updated Dec 14, 2011

Despite the gigantic leaps made by science in the last few decades, a comprehensive explanation of what exactly happens to us when we die is yet to emerge. Simultaneously, more research than ever before has now been done on near-death experiences -- those fleeting, almost supernatural experiences that hundreds of thousands of people have reported feeling on the brink of death.

This oxymoronic combination of progress and the lack of it has meant that a variety of theories on death have emerged in the last several years. Here's a quick look at some of them.

6 Theories On What Happens When You Die

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