In 2015, scientists determine that life force consciousness is an electrical phenomena that ceases at the moment of discorporation.
Party WorldAny existence thereafter is certain to be non-sentient limited to chemical participation as a component.
Needless to say this sobering revelation transforms philosophy and religion across the world. The human population quickly descends into anarchic hedonism right up until the moment when the science is proven to be wonky. Ill-disciplined test methods are blamed for the mistake.