bogey: After reading this guy's resume I seriously doubt he's doing this to sell books or make money. He's already well paid and professionally respected. Opening himself up to ridicule by his peers for a few bucks makes no sense. I have no idea what happened to this guy but I have no problem believing he is sincere.
crazyeddie: You know how I know you have no idea what the null hypothesis is?
Farking Canuck: There are several good theories but, because of the difficulty and ethics of reproducing this, we may never be able to get definitive answers.
Farking Canuck: /I know ... you were hoping that because science cannot answer it then we will all start believing in magic.//Sorry. The god-of-the-gaps is near death himself and I say good riddance
Babwa Wawa: Well, yeah. If one has "proof" of something or another, then one no long needs "faith" in order to believe in it.
Forbidden Doughnut: Maybe we're all Sims
Znuh: logistic: Although I considered myself a faithful ChristianLoses any trace of credibility at this precise point. Not arguing one way or another, but his opinion is nixed by this statement.This.I once had a huge Thanksgiving day argument with an ex-Chemist who worked at Dow. He was up in everyone's face with the Religion and the Rapture and everything in between.I left the discussion absolutely mind-blown over how someone with scientific training could at one hand, accomplish and do things with the Scientific Method and everything that requires you to work at Dow, and then BRAIN OFF and toss everything out the window in one derptacular stroke.
ELF Radio: RAAAARGH SHUT UP ALL YOU WEAK, SNIVELING BABIES WHO THINK LIFE HAS MEANING OR SOME GAY SHIAT LIKE THAT. WE ARE ANIMAL-MACHINES THAT SPRANG INEXPLICABLY FROM NOTHING AND WE EAT AND FARK AND DIE AND THAT IS ALL. NOTHING ELSE EXISTS AND ANYONE WHO SAYS OTHER WISE IS A LAME DICK WHO CANT DEAL WITH REALITY.WHY DONT YOU FAIRIES GO BECOME REPUBLICANS AND VOTE FOR MITT ROMENY IF YOU BELIEVE THIS NANCY QUEER AND HIS HALLUCINATROY BULLSHIAT.
GBB: I don't know about you, but I can't trust a guy that got kicked out of heaven within a week.
Hale-Bopp: Sounds like he may have likely experienced a large dose of DMT released by his brain in order to help him cope with the process of dying.
I drunk what: such as? why is there difficulty and "ethics" in reproducing theories? has science become taboo?
I drunk what: /wrong, i hope you believe in magic even when science can answer some stuff but not everything
I drunk what: //you sound tired, but good luck with your science of the gaps
xanadian: bogey: After reading this guy's resume I seriously doubt he's doing this to sell books or make money. He's already well paid and professionally respected. Opening himself up to ridicule by his peers for a few bucks makes no sense. I have no idea what happened to this guy but I have no problem believing he is sincere.I'm sure this guy's CV that you linked to is easily verifiable, and the site that's hosting it is in no way biased.
Honest Bender: FTFA: There is no scientific explanation for the fact that while my body lay in coma, my mind-my conscious, inner self-was alive and well.There certainly is a scientific explanation. You just don't know what it is. As a scientist (so you claim) it's your responsibility to search for that explanation. Not throw your arms up and just claim, "God did itI'm sure the guy is very knowledgeable on the topic of the human brain. Certainly he is more knowledgeable than I am. However, he makes a lot of claims in TFA about how this and that is impossible. Well, clearly it isn't.How convenient... a version of what happened to you that doesn't require hard work and reasearch... GBTW!
Farking Canuck: I'm not sure how it is in your world.
Farking Canuck: Funny how
Farking Canuck: "Science of the Gaps" ... catchy but not really new.
Farking Canuck: I accept that for most of the big questions we will not find answers in my lifetime. And I am OK with that.
Farking Canuck: Sorry ... it is not a contest that you can win by default.
I drunk what: in my world you are an idiot
I drunk what: yep the idiot brigade has been around for quite some time now, but still don't seem to be capable of learning, meh
I drunk what: unfortunately they will still be debating what morality vs ethics is, and projecting their failures onto religious people
I drunk what: of course not, all smrt real scientists know that Science wins by defaultFOR SCIENCE!!!1!
I drunk what: do you think 1,000,000 years from now string theory will be able to explain where multi-verses come from? and who created them?
I drunk what: maybe 1,000,000,000 millenia from now Man will be able to make an educated guess at what his purpose in life is?
Farking Canuck: We have to have a purpose?
Farking Canuck: Who says?
Farking Canuck: Is that in your magic book?
Farking Canuck: Does it matter?
Farking Canuck: Are you arguing that because there is a gap in our knowledge then god is real and magic exists?!?
I drunk what: does Science matter? not to everyone
Farking Canuck: I drunk what: does Science matter? not to everyoneLOL ... says the guy on the internet.The rest of your post does not need any comment. Your own words demonstrate how much you eschew reason and independent thought in favor of the circular logic of religion.
I drunk what: currently anyone who dies or nearly dies would only be able to witness paradise or some other state of limbo
Epicedion: He's actually entrenched himself in a morally relative position
browntimmy: Inhalien:Yes, I see you're upset and desperately want us all to believe that in the beginning there was nothing but somehow nothing became something (inexplicably?). And if you take big balls of nothing gas and explode them God, then you get something. I see. Nice try, though and good luck with all your nothingGod.Same thing, only your theory also involves talking snakes and apples of doom.
Inhalien: Yes, I see you're upset and desperately want us all to believe that in the beginning there was nothing but somehow nothing became something (inexplicably?). And if you take big balls of nothing gas and explode them, then you get something. I see. Nice try, though and good luck with all your nothing.
kg2095: The only correct answer on the topic of an afterlife considering the total lack of verifiable evidence is 'I don't know'.
Farking Canuck: It is the religious who claim to know these answers and it is always: "It's magic".
RanDomino: TardiveDyskinesiaI wonder about those things too. I wish it was possible to replay it in a fully conscious state, I'd love to analyze it further. Why is my vision always the same? What scraps does my mind cobble together to create it? How far is my sense of time distorted? Why do I, a generally positive person, have such hellish visions?The human brain is such an enigma...Make sure you stick around another couple years; I'll bet by the end of the decade we'll have a way of sticking you in something like an MRI and projecting your mind's eye on a screen.In the meantime, don't forget that the brain is the master of bullshiatting. It'll construct memories with details that you couldn't possibly know or that couldn't possibly be true, just to provide you with something that makes some kind of logical sense. So, maybe the parts of your brain that detect drowning get activated... The part about your brain spontaneously inventing demons really reminds me of this./not a neurosurgeon or psychologist
RanDomino: Your sense of 'location' is a biological function of an organic gyroscope which can be messed with.
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