On Mon, 17 Dec 2001, Kevin D. Quitt <Kevin at Quitt.net> wrote:
>>"NO MEDICAL EXPLANATION" FOR NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCES
>>So that is the complete list of medical explanations? Somehow I think not. I
>also rather expect the research team didn't say "NO MEDICAL EXPLANATION".
IAN: It does seem the headline is quoting someone.
The Washington Post article quoted Bruce Greyson, a
professor of psychiatry at the University of Virginia,
saying: "Brain chemistry does not explain these phenomena
... I don't know what the explanation is, but our current
understanding of brain chemistry falls short." Close.
The Post article states: "Most patients had excellent
recall of the events, he added, which undermined the
theory that the memories were false." Well, if that
which is remembered occurred when the brain was not
functioning, how did the experience become encoded
in the brain? The easier explanation seems be that
the fact that the recall of the experience exists
in the brain means the experience was in the brain.
"To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals." Benjamin Franklin