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« on: March 26, 2007, 11:10:24 PM »

Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2006 11:08 am    Post subject: Lekatt's Box   

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Lekatt's Box
Picture a large room with a table set in the middle. The table has an object upon it, a black box. There is no writing or nary a mark of any kind that can be seen on the box. This box seems to be about 12 inches in height, width, and depth. It can't be approached closer than 12 feet or touched or moved in any way due to the nature of this puzzle. Upon the discovery of this box, scientists are called in to determine its contents and reason for being there. They mull around the table observing the box from every angle. Using their critical thinking, and past experiences with boxes of all colors, each scientist puts forth an hypothesis of what the box contains and what its purpose might be. There is discussion as to whose thoughts seem the most rational given the circumstances. Finally after days of critical thought, discussion, and wrangling, a theory is formed. Most of the scientists agree with the theory that the black box is a recording device that has been misplaced, but there are one of two that don't agree with this theory. A press conference is called and the theory announced: "the black box is a misplaced recording device." The next day after the announcement a janitor wanders into the room to clean the floor and empty the trash baskets. He notices the black box, but not the nature of the puzzle. Walking up to the box, he picked it up, and turned it over revealing the label of the contents, it was a basketball, addressed to the owner of the building.

The moral here is no amount of critical thinking, hypothesizing, or theorizing will ever be as good as personal experience. Getting up close and personal is the path to knowledge of all things. Near death experiences are the reports of individuals who have experienced them. Lived them, saw them, felt them. and understood them. There are thousands of NDEs posted on the web. Skeptics would have us believe all these thousands of individuals are either lying, having illusions, dissociating (whatever that means), or are just ignorant and irresponsible. That they are not intelligent enough to know what they saw, felt, and heard. That only people like skeptics, who have never had an experience know more about NDEs than those that actually experienced them. For science to call all personal experience "anecdotal" and therefor unreliable is a joke on science. Especially when scientists use their own personal experience every day, because they have too, there is no substitute for personal experience. The general public understands better than science the importance personal experience. Seventy-four percent of the general public believe that near death experiences are real. But the final kicker is in the reading of them. Anyone who reads, studies, and learns about NDEs know that it would be impossible for them to have happened locally in the brain.

Now the reason for this post is to show life continues after death.
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