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DailyDirt: Near Death Experiences

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In 1907, a physician named Duncan MacDougall tried to quantify the moment of death for 6 people -- making a wild conclusion that a human soul weighs 21 grams. Today, we have a few more advanced ways to study near death experiences, but we haven't quite conquered the field of resuscitation science or vanquished death itself. Here are just a few fascinating -- but somewhat morbid -- links. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 26th, 2013 @ 5:20pm

    immortal worms... great idea.

    instead of cockroaches outliving everyone, it'l be worms. awesome.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 27th, 2013 @ 12:51am

    I don't know if this is true but a friend of mind who seems to know a lot about a lot and has been right most of the time says that, considering that when you die your brain looses it's electric charge you'd loose your memory

    this may not be true but I've never known him to tell a lie.

    any thoughts?

     

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    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Aug 27th, 2013 @ 1:01am

    Partial-Death Experiences Show There Is No Afterlife

    Lots of people in the world today have already suffered partial death. The part of them that dies does not hang around like a ghost, it is gone.

     

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      The Real Michael, Aug 27th, 2013 @ 5:03am

      Re: Partial-Death Experiences Show There Is No Afterlife

      Many people have reported experiencing NDE and seeing apparitions shortly before expiring. It's easy to research.

       

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        Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Aug 28th, 2013 @ 4:27pm

        Re: Many people have reported experiencing NDE

        I was talking about partial, but actual death, not “near-death”.

         

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      Anonymous, Aug 27th, 2013 @ 2:38pm

      Re: Partial-Death Experiences Show There Is No Afterlife

      Huh?

       

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 27th, 2013 @ 1:11am

    I want to be immortal

     

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    Anonymous, Aug 27th, 2013 @ 2:35pm

    I've seen this movie before. It was called "Flatliners".

     

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    Anonymous, Aug 27th, 2013 @ 2:37pm

    A spike of brain activity AFTER the rodents were killed isn't a "near-death experience", is it? That would be an after-death experience.

     

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    BOP (profile), Aug 29th, 2013 @ 10:44am

    24 hour resucitation

    If it was my family member I don't think I'd be glad to have one brought back to life after 24 hours, don't think they'd be in very livable shape..

     

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