SCIENCE AND THE NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCE: How Consciousness Survives Death
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SCIENCE AND THE NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCE: How Consciousness Survives Death

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Chris Carter

Predating all organized religion, the belief in an afterlife is fundamental to the human experience and dates back at least to the Neanderthals. By the mid-19th century, however, spurred by the progress of science, many people began to question the existence of an afterlife; and the doctrine of materialism—which believes that consciousness is a creation of the brain—began to spread. Now, armed with scientific evidence, Carter challenges materialist arguments against consciousness surviving death and shows how near-death experiences (NDEs) may truly provide a glimpse of an awaiting afterlife. Using evidence from scientific studies, quantum mechanics, and consciousness research, he reveals how consciousness does not depend on the brain and may, in fact, survive the death of our bodies. He looks at the many psychological and physiological explanations for NDEs raised by skeptics—such as stress, birth memories, or oxygen starvation—and clearly shows why each of them fails to truly explain the NDE.

6X9 P/b, 320 pp., 4 B&W Illus.

$18.95