# How much does a worm's soul weigh?January 24, 2002 11:13 AM   Subscribe

How much does a worm's soul weigh? Dr. Amrit Sorli thinks it's around 90 micrograms. "It appears that to determine the average weight of a worm's soul, Dr. Sorli only needs to divide 90 micrograms by the number of worms he murdered..." says James Randi (scroll down the Randi page until you see the worms)
posted by Fat Elvis (8 comments total)

I love James Randi.

someday i'll perfect my mind control device, and i'll get that million dollar prize.
posted by th3ph17 at 11:40 AM on January 24, 2002

Worms don't have souls........
posted by bunnyfire at 1:43 PM on January 24, 2002

neither do people!
posted by rhyax at 1:48 PM on January 24, 2002

Be not self-will'd, for thou art much too fair
To be death's conquest and make worms thine heir.

The worms always get their tasty revenge.
posted by skyline at 2:10 PM on January 24, 2002

Speak for yourself. Not only do i HAVE a soul, I GOT soul!
posted by bunnyfire at 2:41 PM on January 24, 2002

You are all fools, and are all wrong. A worms soul weighs 131.89 milligrams. Any idiot knows that.
posted by sharksandwich at 3:05 PM on January 24, 2002

sharksandwich, at that weight, a worm soul would perhaps knock one of the 1,239,931 dancing angels off the point of a needle if it was placed there also, and that would invalidate centuries of science and theology. I think your math is off...since there are 773,692 words in the bible [greek or aramic], the square root of which is around 879.59763528558897553108981304566, divided by 7 days of creation, would give us a precise weight for a worm soul of less than 126 milligrams.
posted by th3ph17 at 3:35 PM on January 24, 2002

Worms don't have souls........

"...the soul is the first actuality of a natural body which has life potentially." - A-dawg
posted by j.edwards at 5:33 PM on January 24, 2002

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