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" Man is not limited to the few years that he lives on earth." So declared Sir Oliver Lodge, the famous scientist, in opening, at "the Browning Settlement, Walworth, a series of conferences on the subject of 'Science, and Eeligion.' "We shall certainly continue to exist after death. Why" do I say that? I say it on distinct scientific grounds, because I know that certain friends of mine who have died still exist, because I have lalked_ with thf.m. Communication with them is poss'ble, but cne must obey the laws, first finding out the conditions. Ido not say it is easy, but I ha- e conversed with my friends just as I can converse with anyone in this audience now. Being scientific men, they ha--a given proof of their identity, proving that they were not some personation or something emanating fiom myself. Some of these proofs are being published. I tell you with all the strength of the con notion which I can muster that wo do persist, that people still continue t) taken an interest in what is going on, and know far more about things on this earth than \vi dc. and are from time U> time to communicate. I know this is % tremendous statement and conclusion. You know very well that other scientific men think the same, and many do not think the same. There are many who have not yet investigated. If, however, a man gives 30 or 40 years of his life to this investigation he is entitled to state the result which he has arrived at. You must have evidence, of course—the evidence recorded in the volumes of a scientific society—and there will be much more evidence than this. Evidence is not a matter for casual conversation. Those students who have given most attention to this subject have gradually and in the course of many years' research come to the conclusion that th a , proof is now coming. I have now no doubt whatever about it, though for many years, ever since the 'eighties, I have tried all sorts of other explanations, but these gradually, one after the other, have been eliminated, and I have proved that the people who communicate are who and what they say they are. Not always, but still the conclusion is that survival of existence is scientifically proved by scientific investigation. I knowman is surrounded by other intelligences, and if you once step over the boundary beyond man there is no limit to the higher and higher intelligence until you come to the infinite Intelligence Himself—God.'' Speaking of the war, Sir Oliver Lodge said j that it was the holiest war in which we were ever engaged.

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LIFE AFTER DEATH, Evening Star, Issue 15704, 19 January 1915

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LIFE AFTER DEATH Evening Star, Issue 15704, 19 January 1915