Rethink Your Point Of View, “Death Is Not Final“
Watch and listen to both sides of the argument. Then you decide.
If consciousness is just the workings of neurons and synapses, how do we explain the phenomenon of near-death experience? By some accounts, about 3% of the U.S. population has had one: an out-of-body experience often characterized by remarkable visions and feelings of peace and joy, all while the physical body is close to death. To skeptics, there are more plausible, natural explanations, like oxygen deprivation. Is the prospect of an existence after death “real” and provable by science, or a construct of wishful thinking about our own mortality?
Intelligence Squared Debate: The Motion is “Death is not final”.
For the Motion
Dr. Eben Alexander, Neurosurgeon & Author, Proof of Heaven
Dr. Raymond Moody, Medical Doctor & Author, Life After Life
Against the Motion
Sean Carroll, Physicist & Writer
Dr. Steven Novella, Academic Neurologist, Yale School of Medicine
Question for readers: Which side gave the best argument for/against “Death is not final”? Leave your reply below.