X-Message-Number: 16750
From: "Mark Plus" <>
Subject: Re: Sam Parnia's research on near death experience
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2001 09:52:31 -0700


>  Message #16743
>  Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2001 19:16:45 -0400
>  From: <>
>  Subject: Sam Parnia's research on near death experience
>  This article was sent to me (regarding near death experience).
>  It reminds me of some of the things George S has posted here.
>  Mind continues after brain dies, scientist says
>  By Sarah Tippit
>  Reuters
>  Posted June 28 2001, 12:05 PM EDT
>  LOS ANGELES -- A British scientist studying heart attack patients
>  says he is finding evidence that suggests that consciousness may
>  continue after the brain has stopped functioning and a patient is
>  clinically dead.

Of course, it by no means follows that some "disembodied consciousness," 
whatever that means, will last forever. However, I can see how people could 
wrongly infer this from stories about NDE's, interpreted in light of 
culturally contingent religious beliefs.

We know FOR CERTAIN that our biological substrates can sustain human 
consciousness, so regardless of what this research might suggest, it's still 
best to stay alive on the only platform with proven reliability.

Trans-millennially yours,

Mark Plus, Expansionary
"Working to make death obsolescent in the 21st Century."

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