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Pim van Lommel: consciousness beyond life

Mel Van Dusen interviews renowned cardiologist Pim van Lommel about his research in to NDEs.


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Comment icon #8 Posted by 0011235813 on 6 June, 2011, 20:04
You have used the word "conscious" so many times it no longer makes sense.
Comment icon #9 Posted by StarMountainKid on 6 June, 2011, 20:09
Lol, I was conscious of that when I wrote that post. You just have to sort it out. I had to.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Khrono on 7 June, 2011, 0:00
Imagine if you will a programmed virtual world. The characters within this virtual world would have a number of pre set values and possible actions indicating this characters unique existence within this world. If given millions of pre-set values and a localized form of memory for each character, these rendered beings may begin to resemble conscious individuals. However it is at this point that we must remember that a more complex , powerful , and in most programs separate A.I server exists. This A.I. server does not completely define the existence of the character in this world, the millions ... [More]
Comment icon #11 Posted by StarMountainKid on 7 June, 2011, 0:44
Interesting idea, Khrono. It brought to my mind Arthur C. Clarke's novel, 'The City and the Stars': http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_City_and_the_Stars We may live in some kind of rendered environment, as well. Human's quest for the ultimate reality may always be thwarted by our mind's inability to comprehend the A.I. Server, which lies external to our programmed consciousness.
Comment icon #12 Posted by Khrono on 7 June, 2011, 1:10
Sounds like an interesting read, I've always rather respected Mr. Clark, I'll have o check it out!
Comment icon #13 Posted by Khrono on 7 June, 2011, 1:12
Sounds like an interesting read, I've always rather respected Mr. Clark, I'll have o check it out!
Comment icon #14 Posted by philbo on 7 June, 2011, 23:47
The whole NDE experience may be real...but as for consciousness surviving the death of the brain....bunkem.
Comment icon #15 Posted by philbo on 7 June, 2011, 23:59
You heard it from him plain and simple....282 patients surviving cardiac arrest after being dead equal amounts of time...did not report having any conscious thoughts or memory. This pretty much answers the question right there. The guy is selling a book..he knows those 280 rubbish the concept.Why? If consciousness survives death and is seperate from brain function..then everybody would report NDE. But commonsense tells you that this concept is tosh....just look at people who have dementia, some form of brain damage...they are gone,memories included...erased. This could not happen if consciousn... [More]
Comment icon #16 Posted by 0011235813 on 8 June, 2011, 16:20
It doesn't have to be about people. What I'm more interested in: Can things that never lived (i.e demons) have conscious thought?

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