Re: NDEs (was observations)

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Tue Dec 18 2001 - 18:00:26 MST

At 03:02 PM 12/18/01 +0100, Kai M. Becker wrote:

>Such an evidence would be for example if the subject could communicate with
>each other or with other entities during the experience _and_ prove this
>communication afterwards. They have to bring back something (knowledge?)
>that they didn't have before and that can be shown to others.

Yep. This sensible request is usually regarded, of course, as unendurably
crass and point-missing (how convenient!) by the godbotherers. From time to
time I make an equivalent request to those who purport to be skilled Remote
Viewers, psychic precognizers, and the like: reach forward and fetch back
some currently unknown fact that must be true in all possible variants of
the future where humans or posthumans live (this allows for a Many Worlds
variable future model of time). One example target I provide is the
standard astronomical identification of the star from which we'll first
detect intelligent alien signals. Another, even better, is one of the
superstring coupling constants. They shudder at my materialistic impiety
and tell me it's all about Lerv and Faith. Uh-huh. (Going in the other
direction: nobody seems to have reached Fermat, either, and provided him
with a larger margin. Funny, that.)

Damien Broderick

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