The Null Device

Some scientists studying "near death experiences" claim to have found evidence of life after death; more specifically, of consciousness being independent of neural activity.

"The brain is definitely needed to manifest the mind, a bit like how a television set can take what essentially are waves in the air and translate them into picture and sound."

Other scientists, though, think this is spurious, and that the "evidence" is an artifact of neural dysfunction, oxygen deprivation and such. Personally, my money would be on this hypothesis, as it seems much more economical than any Cartesian-dualist notion of spiritualism.

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