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Originally posted by Daughter2
Are they allowed to write a book about their research? After all, didn't he receive grants and now he gets to make money?
I also would like to know if they have proof of anyone seeing the signs when they were "dead". I agree, though, if this was true, the focus of the book would have been on this.
Sam Parnia - "“If, on the other hand, it’s just an illusion, it’s a trick of the mind, which it may well be and I suspect it will turn out to be, then we would expect no one to be able to see those pictures.”
Originally posted by NorEaster
It'll be interesting to see what he uses as definitive proof of whatever it is that he declares as being true. I'll also be interesting to see whether he actually asserts anything to be definitive concerning the OBE aspect of the NDE. If this book goes the same way as literally all other books of this sort, he'll only suggest one hypothesis or the other, and leave it - yet again - vague and open to interpretation.
I have yet to read a book that definitively makes a statement concerning the objective reality of the eternal nature of the human being without declaring faith to be proof at some point in the presentation. It's as if everyone knows that a breakthrough is wanted, and everyone wants a piece of that market, and yet no one has the goods to actually deliver on the book jacket's promises.edit on 8/17/2012 by NorEaster because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Everywhen
What Dr. Parnia and his group have devised is a way of putting targets-that is, pictures inside the room of someone who may experience cardiac arrest. They may experience clinical death. Up above their bed, very close to the ceiling, is a target that they can’t see unless they’re way up in the ceiling looking down, okay? So the idea is that near-death experiencers routinely report that they’re out of their body, that they’re having this out-of-body experience and Dr. Parnia and his group said, “Hey, let’s devise an experiment so objectively see whether they can report information that only they could see.”
In other words, when somebody comes into the hospital, let’s put them in a room. If they have cardiac arrest, let’s go and talk to them and see if they saw our target that was placed above their bed that only they could see. If a lot of them see it, then this survival of consciousness thing must be real. If they don’t see it, then it’s not.
So that’s the Aware Study, and it’s generated quite a bit of buzz, quite a bit of interest, and as the man behind the Aware Study, there’s been a lot of speculation about exactly what Dr. Parnia’s angle is on this research. I mean, is he a true believer who’s looking to establish another line of evidence for the afterlife? Or is he a die-hard skeptic or materialist looking for a novel way to debunk all of this NDE nonsense?