News Briefs 23-04-2012

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Quote of the Day:

No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new.

Steve Jobs

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Steve Jobs: "Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new."

Yes Steve but sooner or later everything becomes redundant and that might even be true of Death.

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alanborky wrote:

Steve Jobs: "Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new."

Yes Steve but sooner or later everything becomes redundant and that might even be true of Death.

:3

so when's your movie going to come out?

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Their get up could all have been from central casting, but I do wonder about the extraordinarily large blue eyes. That might be harder to fake and not obscure the visual field of the MIB's.

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:3

He certainly gets around, don't he?

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Slightly disapointed with the Near Death article. Though it's nice to see another neurosurgeon come to the conclusion NDE's aren't just illusions or tricks of the brain. Was hoping there would be some more updated findings, just seemed like a bit of a rehash of information and studies that have been known for a while.

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laxtreme56 wrote:

Slightly disapointed with the Near Death article. Though it's nice to see another neurosurgeon come to the conclusion NDE's aren't just illusions or tricks of the brain. Was hoping there would be some more updated findings, just seemed like a bit of a rehash of information and studies that have been known for a while.

The problem with the field of afterlife studies is that the only people that know for sure are the ones that aren't going to be able to talk to us anymore.

I thought it was a good article, though surprised that it didn't include another veridical case posted recently by Beaureguard himself, and also the Dentures Man case.

Kind regards,
Greg
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Th most impressive thing to me about the neurosurgeon's tale was the jibing of certain happenings with what his wife perceived happening as well.

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Get ready for a shock, PZ Myers calls it a very silly article.

PZ wrote:

Beauregard then accuses me of having an ideological bias, and that I'm a fanatical fundamentalist.

Boo hoo. Anyone got a tiny violin?

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@levitatingcat

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Here's one:

who is PZ again? ;3

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