I started a thread on this topic yesterday but it was moved straight to the pseudoscience, even though I feel I provided scientific references.
So now, I am starting a new thread with less referrences... I am only going to provide referrences to a creditable scientific experiment which is still on going in our hospitals across the lands.
The mans name is Sam Parnia and the study is called AWARE. Please check it out.
The AWARE Study
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So this is a robust scientific study into consciousness existing outside of the brain.
Though the study has been on going for a few years, no results seem to be available yet.
Do any of you know of any results that have been published? If so can you share them with us?
This is science... if this ends up in pseudo science forum then we will all have clear evidence that there is an ellement at work who simply will not tollerate any evidence or suggestion that consciousness can live outside of the brain, that life continues after 'death', and that materialism is not the be all and end all and is not a worthy philosophical outlook.
Therefor this thread in itself is an experiment... not a great one because it is telling the subjects (administrators and moderators) that they are part of an experiment... which ofcourse might well influence their actions, which might undermine the experiment... but at least in that case the thread will keep it's entitlement to be listed in the proper scientific forums of the website, rather than the psuedoscience.
As a point of interest... I went into the psychology and behaviour forum to start this new thread, and I noted that three threads contained in the titles mention of afterlife, NDE, consciousness outside the brain and ESP... those three threads were all put in pseudo science!
People can talk about black holes, dark matter, space expanding and all kinds of wild yet bassically irrelevant subjects... but when you speak about spirituality then it goes straight into pseudoscience, or at least thats how it seems at the moment.
However, Sam Parnia is a medical scientist with state of the art technology and this AWARE study cannot be called false science...
I'm interested to know if anybody has anymore info on the results of the AWARE study? Also, what are you thoughts on this subject generally?
Let the experiment begin.