September 2004 Remember the essays you had to write in high school

Essays,simple speeches and short paragraphs for students and children.

#24 Good habits improve our physical, emotional, …

[] In his first commentary Bruce Greyson denied that near-death researchers appeal to such "'high probability' guesses" when making a case for veridical paranormal perception during NDEs—which is a bit too strong given that such instances can be cited. (In fact, in my response I cited three examples of 'high probability guesses' proffered by near-death researchers). More importantly, though, Greyson maintained that there have been cases of NDErs accurately reporting quite unpredictable details, noting for instance "one man's accurate description of his cardiac surgeon during his open-heart surgery 'flapping his arms as if trying to fly'," a detail which Greyson described as "corroborated by independent interviews with the doctors and nurses involved" (Greyson, "Paranormal" 240). (The surgeon in question had developed a habit of keeping his arms close to his chest and pointing with his elbows to keep his hands sterile.)

Topic sentence, introductory paragraph, supporting paragraphs, conclusion

8 Reasons Why Reading is So Important | Inspiration …

He notes, for instance, that dying brain proponents have insisted all along that "it is the rate of change or rate of anoxia onset that is important, not the overall level reached" (10), such that the oversimplification of the dying brain hypothesis presented by van Lommel et al. amounts to a straw man. If that wasn't bad enough, the authors attempted to refute their caricature with supposition rather than actual data. In place of actual measurements of cerebral blood gases, they appealed to dubious guesswork: "The presence and level of anoxia was indirectly inferred via experiential components provided in questionnaire responses and medical information regarding the nature and duration of the cardiac arrest" (9). So their entire argument, even setting aside its dubious details, is based on the mere "that patients had comparable levels of anoxia" (9). Worse still, we already know that the subjects of G-LOC experiments have comparable rates of anoxia since "the amount of G-force can be controlled, yet clear differences across individuals exist.... " [emphasis mine] (10).

Oct 19, 2011 · Good habits improve our physical, emotional, and/or financial health

The rhetoric pervading Tart's account implies that scientism or dogmatic materialism is the only obstacle to accepting a survivalist interpretation of NDEs. But this is simply not the case. First, it is crucially important to note that one could have good reasons for disbelieving that NDEs are visions of an afterlife . For instance, this essay has actually presented data which suggests that NDEs are glimpses of another world after death. One need not have any commitment to materialism—dogmatic or otherwise—to doubt that genuine glimpses of an afterlife would involve train rides, false out-of-body perceptions, or encounters with living persons, fictional characters, and mythological creatures. It is entirely possible that an afterlife exists but that NDEs are not glimpses of it—a view similar to the Buddhist belief that the dying pass through several illusory bardo states generated by their own minds before entering the 'real' afterlife (Fox 94-96).

Everyone knows that reading is important, but have you ever asked yourself why that is so