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  •  They are when they have brain scans (2+ / 0-)
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    that back up what they say and don't impose their beliefs on others.  And they most certainly don't make sweeping generalizations and put a neurosurgeon talking about a personal experience and Todd Akin in the same category.

    "Hatred is never appeased by hatred in this world. By non-hatred alone is hatred appeased. This is a law eternal."

    by sujigu on Sat Jul 20, 2013 at 02:45:53 PM PDT

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    •  A personal experience (0+ / 0-)

      is not evidence in the scientific sense.  It could just as easily be the result of what one ate that evening or neurochemistry under certain conditions.  That's why it's not admissible in these issues.  John Nash was convinced of his experiences as well.  That didn't make them real.

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        them was what is significant in this case.  He can prove to you that the parts of his brain that process visual and aural stimuli were shut down and inoperable.  He had his personal experience during the time his brain was dead.

        My god, you gave the boilerplate anti-NDE answer without looking at the facts.  I mean c'mon now, what happened to being evidence based?

        "Hatred is never appeased by hatred in this world. By non-hatred alone is hatred appeased. This is a law eternal."

        by sujigu on Sun Jul 21, 2013 at 05:24:43 AM PDT

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