In 1907, the New York Times published a piece about experiments performed by Dr. Duncan MacDougall which were designed to demonstrate the existence of the soul.
Dr. MacDougall reasoned that, if there is a soul that departs the human body at the time of death, then the body should lose weight at the time of death when the soul departs.
According to his own reports, six patients lost an average of 21 grams upon dying from tuberculosis.
What do you think of MacDougall's experiment? Does it show that there is a soul that departs the body at the time of death?