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23 May 2012, 14:30
I have a question that hasn't been addressed by NDE researchers.
During sleep and anesthesia, a person has no consciousness of the passage of time. So if consciousness is eternal, how can it be shut down like that? If consciousness can be shut down, then doesn't it follow that it can be destroyed too?
Also, if only some have NDE's and not others, could it mean that only some will have an afterlife but others won't?
These questions are never asked in interviews.
23 May 2012, 23:29
Even accepting for the sake of the argument that consciousness is some immaterial thing, then we still have to say that we understand precious little about it. We don't know that it is eternal. We don't know if it can be destroyed, or dissipates, or whaterver. We don't know if it has periods of lack of awareness apart from the body. We don't know how it experiences anything at all.
25 May 2012, 07:32
Well, I guess we don't.
Maybe if more scientists started taking this stuff seriously, they could begin looking into those matters.
25 May 2012, 09:01
Well, Sam Parnia is taking a pretty big step in that direction. Frankly, I think there should be a moratorium on NDE discussions until his paper comes out. It purports to be the most detailed and in depth study of NDEs to date and should be instructive no matter the findings.
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