posted on Oct, 10 2012 @ 03:04 AM
I stumbled upon this story earlier today and upon reading through it couldn't help but roll my eyes.
I'm a vociferous atheist. Now, I'm not nearly so arrogant as to say that there is absolutely a zero percent chance that there's no afterlife, however
I can definitively say that this man's supposed experience, even if genuine, does not lend credence either to the existence of the afterlife or to the
religious documents that the masses cling to.
Various incarnations of the article are careful to include the caveat of "based on what we currently know about the human mind..." Please bear this in
mind. Our knowledge of the human mind is still limited-- even for a Harvard neurosurgeon. The mental functions that allowed him to have such a strange
experience may not yet be understood, however they don't prove the existence of heaven or any other such supernatural thing any more than the claims
of other, less respected people.
Just because this guy's a neurosurgeon doesn't mean he knows a damn thing about why it was that he had such visions.
No, OP. This is not proof of heaven. This does not lend credence to the ridiculous Bronze Age myths that so many of our citizens still cling to, and
that mar our society with ignorance. No, this is just some guy, who happened to be very educated, who slipped into a coma, saw some stuff, and simply
decided, "Welp, heaven's for real, folks."
It's unscientific and sensationalist. I expect he'll have a book out, which details his "odyssey" shortly.
edit on 10-10-2012 by TheRedComet
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