Here, at Skeptiko:
To me one thing that has emerged from my experience and from very rigorous analysis of that experience over several years, talking it over with others that I respect in neuroscience, and really trying to come up with an answer, is that consciousness outside of the brain is a fact. It’s an established fact. And of course, that was a hard place for me to get, coming from being a card-toting reductive materialist over decades. It was very difficult to get to knowing that consciousness, that there’s a soul of us that is not dependent on the brain.
– Neurosurgeon/Neuroscientist Dr. Eben Alexander in an interview regarding his NDE
Near death experiences tend to do that. And some people who think that’s all bosh would be reluctant to trust their neurosurgery to someone who really thinks that the mind is just the brain is just 2 lbs of meat. We wish him well, and hope he will find that this helps him be a better physician.
American doctors are often harangued for not believing in materialist theories. Odd then, how many people fly to the States for medical treatment.
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