Science Of The Gaps Podcast Ep1: Jeffrey Long, MD on NDEs, Evidence for the Afterlife

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Quote:Jeffrey Long, M.D. is a radiation oncology physician practicing in Georgetown, Kentucky. Over 20 years ago he founded the Near-Death Experience Research Foundation (nderf.org). Dr. Long has investigated over 4000 near-death experiences (NDEs), which is by far the largest number of NDEs ever scientifically studied. The results of his previous research were published in the New York Times bestselling book Evidence of the Afterlife: The Science of Near-Death Experiences. Millions of people have seen Dr. Long discuss his research on shows including the NBC Today Show, The Dr. Oz Show, National Geographic television, History Channel, The O’Reilly Factor, and on television broadcasts around the world.

Quote:00:00 Intro
0:28
Is the COOL study a potentially optimal method for studying NDEs? (Rahman)
4:00
How would a skeptic know that an NDE isn't the trick of a dying a brain? (Sandi)
8:00 Do you find NDEs difficult to talk about to others? (To Sandi)
8:48 A response to objections, & a compilation of verified OBEs? (Sandi)
15:00
What are your thoughts on neuroimaging of psychedelic states? (Theo)
19:40
Usage of illegal psychedelic drugs is dangerous
20:46
Elaboration on 'the Hub' (Sandi)
24:10
How about the differences between NDEs? (Sandi)
26:55
How do beliefs about the afterlife affect the rate of negative NDEs? (audience)
32:27
Possible relation between NDEs and baptism (Theo)
34:12 Do you think all notions of time are incompatible with NDEs? (EL66K)
42:57
Time as non-fundamental in physics today (Rahman)
46:50 Work on memories between lives? (Rahman)
49:27 Sandi's thoughts
50:45
It's human nature to want to be good, and on 'bad people' (Sandi)
55:18
Dr. Long's thoughts on the 'prison planet' theory
1:00:35
Sandi's thoughts on Dr. Long's observations of consistent features of NDEs
1:06:28 Biggest psychological/cultural barriers when it comes to NDEs? (Rahman)
1:10:07
How would you differentiate a drowning NDE from hypoxia? (Lyndy, NDEr)
1:12:44 Dr. Long's take on distressing NDEs (Rahman)
1:18:32
Sandi's disagreement with Dr. Long
1:23:35
Rahman shares a related anecdote
1:24:20
Dr. Long agrees with Sandi
1:24:48
Do you think NDEs can be grokked by the human intellect? (Rahman)
1:33:44 What are other viable explanations for NDEs, besides an afterlife? (EL's brother)
1:36:45
Internet panic over preliminary AWARE II results
1:39:17
Rahman comments on famous case study related to NDEs
1:41:37
How do you determine whether the responses you get are sincere? (Lothan)
1:44:46
Have you observed seen a surprising pattern in your data? (Lothan)
1:49:00 Muslim NDEs (Rahman)
1:51:25
Metacognition and why some people don't report NDEs (Theo)
1:56:21
Are Japanese NDEs particularly different? (Sandi)
2:03:18
NDEs may inspire unity in a fractured world (Theo)
2:05:28
The end
'Historically, we may regard materialism as a system of dogma set up to combat orthodox dogma...Accordingly we find that, as ancient orthodoxies disintegrate, materialism more and more gives way to scepticism.'

- Bertrand Russell


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