Concepts of God (The nature of a \'Creator\')

by David Turell @, Monday, April 11, 2016, 01:15 (831 days ago) @ dhw

dhw: I think many so-called psychic experiences are as real as our everyday experiences, but whether the i-dentity actually lives on after the death of the body (not just the brain) is a question I simply don't feel able to answer.

Brain dead is dead! The body just takes a little longer, because as breathing stops and anoxia sets in the other tissues take their slow time to die. This is why we can do transplants.

What is considered 'brain dead' is loss of activity in the cortex. The other layers show very little activity at that point, but some deep spikes are occasionally seen. Whether that minimal activity can support the complexity of NDE's is very doubtful. BBella is right to feel this is scientific evidence which must be factored into any thinking about afterlife.

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