Wednesday, April 12, 2006

"Who are these folks who don’t seem to know if they are asleep or awake?"

The Cheerful Oncologist, on a study of near-death experiences:
“A new study finds that people who have had near-death experiences are generally more likely to have difficulty separating sleep from wakefulness.”

"Oh, no…don’t tell me that after years of reverent admiration of those souls who stand at the shining gates of heaven, toothbrush in hand, and are told that it was not their time, then unceremoniously shuffled into the the next Earth-bound train, we now have evidence that it’s all just a fantasy of the mind...

"How discouraging to hear that an out-of-body-boogaloo may be just the product of our limbic system behaving like a toddler with a hammer left alone in a room with a sleeping cat."

3 Comments:

Blogger BiPolar Guy said...

A cat in the room with a hammer and a sleeping toddler...

Good to see you're back. Screw that ol' superego.

9:56 AM  
Anonymous lazyandvain said...

I know nothing of these things, but have read a few of those anecdotal stories about it and it seems they are 'all' the same story.

If it is not 'real' why would these people have the same experience, even people from different religions and cultures?

11:35 AM  
Blogger Raine said...

hmmmm it doesnt seem to to be exposing a myth, rather it seems to be explaining how the phenomenon occurs. whatever your conclusion tho, it seems to me that most humans feel a need to believe in something, some higher power and that it is mostly a matter of choice. Whatever belief is most comfortable and comforting to you. Sooooo pick your belief and take comfort in it.

1:34 PM  

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