From: micah glasser (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Dec 30 2005 - 13:19:06 MST
I once had a professor who did research on corroborated near death
experience. The research consisted of finding persons who had a flat EEG,
were resuscitated, and made claims of observing phenomena that happened in
the real world while they were 'dead'. The verification aspect of the
research was in corroborating their claims. For instance someone might be in
surgery and have a flat EEG for 10 minutes, when resuscitated he may claim
to have been observing the entire surgery while 'dead' and be able to
recount everything that happened in detail.
I think this kind of evidence is intriguing because it plays havoc with the
accepted materialist paradigm and so it is rebutted with the simple
conclusion that it must be wrong because it does not fit the paradigm.
On 12/30/05, Richard Loosemore <email@example.com> wrote:
> micah glasser wrote:
> > I read a book on it once but thats about it. Can anyone who backs this
> > research as valid point me toward a good, research and experiment
> > publication?
> Do you want a journal, or a book? JP (Journal of Parapsychology) is
> good, as is JSPR Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research.
> These are the two main ones in the US. EJP used to be good, but I
> confess I haven't looked to see what any of those folks have been doing
> for the last 20 years.
> I don't know if there are any good books. Not that treat the science in
> a serious way (with real data, graphs, etc).
> You have to bear in mind that this is a field that attracts a lot of
> cranks, for the same reason that it attracts a lot of denigrators, so
> there is enormous variation in quality of research. You can soon
> recognise the people who are serious, though.
> Richard Loosemore.
-- I swear upon the alter of God, eternal hostility to every form of tyranny over the mind of man. - Thomas Jefferson
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