Neurosurgeon's after death trip to heaven.

I guess meningitis, fever, and drugs wouldn't cause a pleasant hallucination, it had to be actual heaven.

yahoo news.

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I don't know.  I never know what to think of a man in a bow tie.

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I'm glad he enjoyed "death", but an entirely subjective, meningitis-induced memory doesn't exactly give me confidence.

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    Luara

    NDE's are probably where the stories about heaven and hell come from in the first place.

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      Luara

      Sam Harris did a very good takedown of this.

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      Luara

      The August issue of Esquire has an article on Dr. Eben Alexander, the "proof of heaven" guy.  The article racks a lot of muck.

      It seems he has a history of carelessness as a neurosurgeon, a lot of malpractice lawsuits, and he's "cooked the books" on records of his mistakes. 

      Also the ER doctor who treated him when he came in with this bacterial meningitis, says he wasn't in a coma because of the meningitis.  He was in a coma because the ER doctors gave him anesthesia.  He came in agitated and delirious, so they anesthetized him.  They withdrew the anesthesia now and then, but he woke up still agitated and delirious. 

      The ER doctor read his account and said it was fictionalized.  The weather wasn't as he described it, he didn't yell "God help me!" as he described, etc. etc. 

      He would have had brain waves in the coma, not having brain waves is "brain death", not coma.  The article doesn't discuss this. 

      This supposedly factual, scientific book about Heaven is actually a fictionalized account of an experience this guy had, reworked into something marketable.  Dr Alexander considers himself now a healer of the soul and people's fear of death.