Michael Shermer's "Heavens on Earth"

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Michael Shermer's "Heavens on Earth"

Postby Austin Harper » Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:31 pm

Today's issue of eSkeptic contained an excerpt from Michael Shermer's new book Heaven on Earth.
eSkeptic has the first few paragraph of a larger excerpt available from iNews.

Michael Shermer wrote:Image
Near-death experiences on the operating table can be hugely powerful. But are they really a foretaste of the hereafter – or just a neurological blip?

Any explanation for the NDE must begin with the fact that the people who experience them are not actually dead. They are approaching their potential end, however–a state in which the brain may undergo stress, be deprived of oxygen, release neurochemicals that can mimic the hallucinatory trips of drug users, or experience any one of the dozens of neurological anomalies, abnormalities or disorders that have been documented by neurologists and neuroscientists.

In their accounts, experiences will often emphasise that they were “clinically dead” in order to convince people their experience was miraculous or supernatural. However, Mark Crislip, an emergency doctor in the US, reviewed the original brain scan readings of a number of patients claimed by scientists as being flatlined or dead and discovered that they weren’t dead at all. “What they showed was slowing, attenuation, and other changes, but only a minority of patients had a flat line and it took longer than 10 seconds.”
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Re: Michael Shermer's "Heavens on Earth"

Postby Gord » Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:48 am

"Knowledge grows through infinite timelessness" -- the random fictional Deepak Chopra quote site
"Imagine an ennobling of what could be" -- the New Age BS Generator site
"You are also taking my words out of context." -- Justin
"Nullius in verba" -- The Royal Society ["take nobody's word for it"]
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