A little be hedging, some Pascal's Wager?<quoted text>
In this case, like it or not, science cannot tell us what happens after death. All it can say is that brain activity stops. So the claims that Jesus made cannot be tested until after you die. If I am right, couldn't you imagine the reactions of all those that suddenly realize they were wrong about there being no afterlife? If I'm wrong, there will be no one there telling me "I tried to tell you".
Anyway, I do not discount what science can tell us or provide for us, but in this case, it remains silent.
I disagree. I think science can tell us what happens after death exactly the same way it tells us lots of other things. By evidence.
The evidence: nothing happens to you after death. You die, end of story.
Now...your body has a big ole time for a short spell, that's for sure. Lots of biological activities with your dead tissue. But you, as a person, are gone. All that remains are the memories of others and the things you left behind.
And that's got to be good enough.
If there was some kind of post-death activity of consciousness science could, in theory, detect it. So far, not a peep.
Now that dose not mean it won't some day detect something. Nobody can predict that. But as it stands, nothing. No ghosts, no goblins, no spirits, no gods, no demons, no afterlife, no heaven, no hell, no Zenu, and no Colob.