Q: What is the best evidence for life after death? How does science square with the idea of an afterlife? Is there any REAL research going on into the idea that our “souls” survive?
A: Some of the most exciting evidence of the afterlife is in fact coming from scientific circles. For example, here is a great study just published in 2014 by Dr. Sam Parnia et al on after death awareness in a clinical setting. This is groundbreaking research…..and while there are different interpretations of what REALLY happened (and happens) during some of the NDE’s Parnia’s team documented across the globe, it’s pretty exciting stuff that seems to support the idea that SOMETHING very mysterious, meaningful and magical is taking place when people die. (and in this case, come back to talk about it 🙂
Check out the full story at the link below.
Experts currently believe that the brain shuts down within 20 to 30 seconds of the heart stopping beating – and that it is not possible to be aware of anything at all once that has happened.
But scientists in the new study said they heard compelling evidence that patients experienced real events for up to three minutes after this had happened – and could recall them accurately once they had been resuscitated.
Dr Sam Parnia, an assistant professor at the State University of New York and a former research fellow at the University of Southampton who led the research, said that he previously that patients who described near-death experiences were only relating hallucinatory events.
One man, however, gave a “very credible” account of what was going on while doctors and nurses tried to bring him back to life – and says that he felt he was observing his resuscitation from the corner of the room.
Speaking to The Telegraph about the evidence provided by a 57-year-old social worker Southampton, Dr Parnia said: “We know the brain can’t function when the heart has stopped beating.
“But in this case, conscious awareness appears to have continued for up to three minutes.