Posts Tagged ‘death’

536: Recontextualizing Identity

KMO speaks with Mark Gober, author of An End to Upside Down Thinking: Dispelling the Myth That the Brain Produces Consciousness, and the Implications for Everyday Life. The idea that consciousness arises from sufficiently complex arrangements of matter isn't so much  a finding arrived at by scientific investigation as it is an axiom of the materialist worldview. Modern science doesn't lead to the conclusion brains produce consciousness so much as the scientific community demands that you accede to this starting assumption or keep quiet about your reservations if you want to be taken seriously. Mark Gober argues that experimental findings demonstrate that ideas concerning telepathy, precognition, remote viewing and life after death need to be given more thorough-going consideration than they currently receive in the scientific community.

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This one is about the likelihood that the people who have had their corpses frozen will ever be brought back to life. Some say "Yay" others "Nay." Some say that you've got nothing to lose, that the worst that can happen is that it doesn't work and you just stay dead like everyone else. But maybe not. There are some fates much worse than death.