Over at the Paranormalia blog, a couple of days ago (October 10, 2011) Robert McLuhan linked to a question from Robert Perry about the grounds on which we can believe the testimony of near-death experiencers.
Two sentences in Perry’s article jumped out at me:
“We clearly need to look to hard evidence, and not just trust the subjective impression of the experiencers themselves… They are overwhelmingly convinced that their experience was real. If we can gain some genuine understanding of why, then perhaps that will help us decide how much we can believe them.”
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Dave Woods says
Why isn’t the NDE experiencer being able to quote what clothing an entire operating crew was wearing, and what they were saying to each other while the experiencer was flat lined proof enough?
Perhaps it’s “better to hang on to the brain washing you’ve already accepted, than accept the proof submitted by hundreds of NDE experiencers.
Wouldn’t you think? We do get so attached to our own convictions!