Is there life after death? What does the science suggest?

near-death experiences

People that report ‘near-death’ experiences often mention being drawn to a white light (Image credit: howstuffworks.com)

We all have an opinion on whether there is life after death. For many of us, life is made just a little bit less complicated by a conviction that there is NO life after death. That this is end. Nothing more to think about.

Top scientists, and some leading science writers, are notoriously skeptical when it comes to believing in life after death, or in the tenets or organised religion. Most of them simply don’t buy the arguments. They believe it’s all nonsense. However……

As part of our investigation into this question on RTE Radio 1’s What’s It All About? we came across scientists that are discovering data that can’t be explained by death being the end point. That we are plugged in, and alive, and then, suddenly, we are plugged out – gone.

The series is co-presented and produced by myself, Sean Duke, and Colette Kinsella.

On Sunday next, at 7pm, we’ll be taking a closer look at the science of near-death experiences, and how it is that people that have been medically ‘brain dead’ can come back to describe details of how they were ‘brought back to life’ in the operating room.

We’ll hear real stories from real people, and talk to scientists who are at the coalface of trying to better understand death, and what happens before and after death.

We’ll consider why  is it that animals seem to know when people are about to die? Why is it that so many people, all over the world, report similar – overwhelmingly pleasant – experiences of near-death, such as seeing a white light, or meeting a dead loved one?

And, we’ll talk to a scientist that believes that all of this might become irrelevant in the not-to-distant future, as scientists find a ‘cure’ for ageing and death itself.

If you are interested in these questions, and, let’s face it, who isn’t, then tune in on Sunday to hear more. We’d be delighted to have you!

 

Extra-sensory perception & ‘remote viewing’

LISTEN HERE: Extra-Sensory Perception & Remote Viewing

Some of the first serious tests for extra-sensory abilities using ‘Zenner cards’ (Credit: The Rhine Institute)

The serious scientific study of extra-sensory perception began in the 1930s, and accelerated during the Cold War years.

Broadcast on East Coast FM with Declan Meehan on 19/05/2011

To contact the show email: sciencespinning@dublincityfm.ie