Paul Smith (
Fri, 12 Jul 1996 15:25:00 GMT

david l burkhead wrote:
> In article <> (Richard Foy) writes:
> >In article <>,
> >Stephen Barnard <> wrote:
> >>Ed Conrad wrote:
> >>>
> >>> By ED CONRAD
> >>>
> >>> Conclusive evidence of life after death actually has been available
> >>> for more than a quarter-century.
> >Have you read any of the work on Near Death Experiences?
> >
> >If so what is your opinion o what is going on with them?

> I can't speak for Stephen, but I've read some of that "work" (as
> well as some of the real work done by real researchers). A lot of
> what passes for "work" is the gosh-wow stories of the credulous (the
> kind of thing you see on "Sightings" and "Unsolved Mysteries").
> However, work has been done (I'll see if I can find the author
> I'm most familiar with--it's been a while and I can't remember her
> name offhand) involving the actual physiology involved.(..)
> Again, I'll try to track down the author who wrote up some
> interesting research on the subject.

I think the researcher you're refering to is Dr. Susan Blackmore, a psychologist now at
the University of the West of England at Bristol. She had an out-of-body experience
while an undergraduate at Oxford and remembered details that later turned out to be
wrong, which must have put her on a skeptical train of thought. She often writes for the
New Scientist, which has a web site at


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