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« on: March 26, 2007, 11:22:33 PM »

Posted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 7:47 pm    Post subject: The case for spiritual consciousness   

A measuring tape is a great way to find the truth of the length of a 2x4.
But it won't tell you how many gallons of water are in your bathtub.

No one measurement, or group of measurments, will suffice to find truth in all situations. But that is what science tries to do. Lets look at the problem of consciousness, or psyche, or mind, or soul, or spirit, whatever you wish to call it.

Consciousness is who you are, and science says it resides in the brain.
OK. if consciousness resides in the brain then it must be biological, and it must die when the brain dies. So we look at the brain and find all the brain cells look pretty much alike. It seems that "memory" would take up a lot of brain space, but we can't find memory anywhere, what color is memory, do we look for red for memory, green for thoughts, where are the thoughts?. Well we have looked at the brain and can't seem to find consciousness anywhere in it.

So, we just assume it's there, but we can't see it. Maybe brain mapping will tell us where it is, and scientists start mapping the brain. A problem arises, the maps don't match, and when a portion of the brain is damaged, another portion takes over to continue the function. How does the brain do that?

At this point science could have investigated this "thing" a great many people called "spirit." But instead the heads of science say "there is no such thing as spirit, if science can't find it, it just doesn't exst."

This goes on for years, and decades of years, with scientists telling everyone that consciousness resides in the brain even though they have no hard proof of it.

Scientists consider this ok since it is their best theory. They also make lots of predictions, such as the mentally ill will be cured, depression will be cured, even that people can learn by receiving data directly to the brain. The fact that none of this happens doesn't deter them, or cause them to look elsewhere. They really believe they have the perfect method.

Enter the near death experience. Surgeons and medical docs begin to notice their patients telling strange stories when they were revived from clinical death. One doctor Raymond Moody decided to study this strange phenomenon with the permssion of the docs and hospital he worked at. When he completed the study and published it in a book, his peers were outraged over his heracy, and kept him from ever working as a Psychiatrist usually does for the rest of his life. Thanks for not honoring the permission.

Dr. Elisabeth Keubler-Ross spent her whole life studing death and dying. She came to the same conclusion that Dr. Moody did. Spirit does exist.

I think Pam Reynolds will become the benchmark of near death experiences. Here is a event that was experimental surgery. It was monitored and taped with every modern device of medicine.

You will also find Pam Reynolds discussed in the link I provide below.

To cut to the chase, you will find the questions about where, what, and how, of the consciousness answered in near death experiences.

It is simple true that we are spiritual in nature, something known from the caveman days, hardly any news.

I will leave you with one more link to a NDE on my site, and incourage you learn about this thing called spirit.

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. -- George Carlin
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