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Near Death Experiences: Proof of Consciousness Outside of the Brain … Or Byproduct of a Dying Mind?

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 Preface: Around two-thirds of American scientists believe in God if you count the social sciences. About 40% of physical scientists believe in God, and that number has stayed constant for almost 100 years.

Does that mean that atheists shouldn’t assume that all people of faith are idiots? Or that religion can cloud the thinking ability even of trained scientists?

The University of Virginia School of Medicine has published numerous studies by medical doctors on near death experiences which argue that consciousness survives death of the brain.

Dutch cardiologist Pim van Lommel systematically studied near-death experiences for over 20 years in a wide variety of hospital patients who survived cardiac arrest, and published his research on near death experiences in Lancet, the prestigious medical journal. He also wrote a book on the subject. Van Lommel argues that consciousness survives the death of the brain.