8 Million Americans have Near Death Experiences according to Gallup Poll

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  1. spidergoat Venued Serial Membership Valued Senior Member

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    The percentage of Americans who believe weird things isn't encouraging:

    JFK was killed by conspiracy 51 percent 160,096,160
    Bush intentionally misled on Iraq WMDs 44 percent 138,122,178 [Should be higher-SG]
    Global warming is a hoax 37 percent 116,148,195
    Aliens exist 29 percent 91,035,072
    New World Order 28 percent 87,895,931
    Hussein was involved in 9/11 28 percent 87,895,931
    A UFO crashed at Roswell 21 percent 65,921,948
    Vaccines are linked to autism 20 percent 62,782,808
    The government controls minds with TV 15 percent 47,087,106
    Medical industry invents diseases 15 percent 47,087,106
    CIA developed crack 14 percent 43,947,966
    Bigfoot exists 14 percent 43,947,966
    Obama is the Antichrist 13 percent 40,808,825
    The government allowed 9/11 11 percent 34,530,544
    Fluoride is dangerous 9 percent 28,252,264
    The moon landing was faked 7 percent 21,973,983
    Bin Laden is alive 6 percent 18,834,842
    Airplane contrails are sinister chemicals 5 percent 15,695,702
    McCartney died in 1966 5 percent 15,695,702
    Lizard people control politics 4 percent 12,556,562

    http://www.thewire.com/national/201...-believe-lizard-people-run-our-country/63799/
     
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    Do these hot delicious babes look like neanderthals to you?
     
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  5. Mazulu Banned Banned

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    I see no survival benefit to being a crusty old fart. Actually, chicks dig magic.
     
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  7. Mazulu Banned Banned

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    I've had psychic telepathic communication with girls I've dated in the past.
     
  8. Bebelina Feminazi Messiah Valued Senior Member

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    As a matter of fact yes.
    Loved that series though.

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  9. dumbest man on earth Real Eyes Realize Real Lies Valued Senior Member

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    The same as they have used for thousands of years - telling weak minded and easily duped people WHAT THEY YEARN TO HEAR.

    So..."Attribution of human motivation, characteristics, or behavior to inanimate objects, animals, or natural phenomena*", is an "old concept" - but you choose to employ it in your #3 - below! * - http://www.thefreedictionary.com/anthropomorphizing

    One should never "assume" anything - refer to your question/my answer #1 above. Check it out, investigate, test hypotheses, find the facts - never just "assume".

    Different species of animals evolved by the same "rules", but along divergent paths, and there are indeed similarities. But, they are not the "same" as humans.
    Do I think Humans are "special"? Yes, but not in a "better" way - I think most if not all other forms of life are more attuned to their actual "role" in the scheme of life/nature on this planet. They do not seem to suffer the various self-produced calamities of Humans - though they do suffer the consequences of Human produced actions.
    So...yes, I do think Humans are "special" - as in a, please pardon the expression, short-bus "special" kind of way - although we think of ourselves as superior, we constantly show our inferiority, to each other and to everything else in nature.

    Are NDE's not a psychological/emotional phenomenon that a Psychic would/could be consulted about.
    The late Psychic Sylvia Browne, was renowned for contacting/speaking with deceased relatives/family members/loved ones was she not?

    Bebelina, the term "supernatural" literally means ""of or relating to an order of existence beyond the visible observable universe *",so unless we somehow are able to get "outside of" or "beyond the visible observable universe*"...

    * from : http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/supernatural

    Bebelina, if you celebrate them, may you and yours enjoy a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season.
     
  10. Dazz Registered Senior Member

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    Reading and writing is not big deal, did you know that dogs are able to travel by subway? Per example. They associate the train lines to their destination, WHICH IS EXACTLY WHAT WE DO. Wether if they comprehend that it is a text or not is non important, wether if they know if that alphabet is cyrillic or WEIRDO does not matter as well. Plain and simple, we are able to put words together but that's it.
     
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  11. Mazulu Banned Banned

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    So you think dogs are as smart as humans? I'm not buying it.
     
  12. (Q) Encephaloid Martini Valued Senior Member

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    Proof of what? You're the one making the childish claims.
     
  13. (Q) Encephaloid Martini Valued Senior Member

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    Obviously, they are far more intelligent than those who do.
     
  14. (Q) Encephaloid Martini Valued Senior Member

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    :roflmao:
     
  15. (Q) Encephaloid Martini Valued Senior Member

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    Yeah, stupid chicks.
     
  16. dumbest man on earth Real Eyes Realize Real Lies Valued Senior Member

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    Mazulu, you obviously can't even afford to pay attention(which is free - to most human beings!) - so why would/should anyone expect you to buy anything?
     
  17. Mazulu Banned Banned

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    dmoe is on my ignore list for lack of content and too many baseless insults. I feel no inclination to lift the ban. Guess what Q, Mr "I got banned for flaming". Say bye bye.
     
  18. Dazz Registered Senior Member

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    There is no arguing with you, is it? You have the discernment and the rhetoric skills of a ten year old Mazulu. Please, pay attention to what i post, i try to summarize and do it as few as i can for easier understandment, still, you don't get it. When you understand it i will be more than glad to reply. We have already gone too far from the OP, and, as far as we know, dogs (as we are talking about them) also dream, why wouldn't they also have this damn NDE? Tell me.
     
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    How can natural selection select for NDE experiences when the only way to convey the benefits of an imagined afterlife is to talk about it. But animals can't talk. They also can't write books. Therefore, the NDE experience is not a genetically selected trait.
     
  20. spidergoat Venued Serial Membership Valued Senior Member

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    It could be included in the behavior of the brain under any traumatic conditions.
     
  21. Monimonika Registered Member

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    Ha! I wish!

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    It's from a scan (using a cheap scanner) I did off of a color page from a manga series I was following waaaaaaay long ago (never finished reading the series).

    What is uninspiring about medical science trying to save lives and reduce needless suffering? Before effective anesthesia, people who could've been saved to live long, happy lives with their loved ones instead chose to die rather than go through the pain of life-saving surgery. A lot of what we have today took some painful trial and error to achieve, but the thing about the more "feel-good" type of practitioners is that they want to ignore all the "bad results" and focus on the "good results".

    People who strongly believe that resurrection through prayer is real (magical and inspiring!) make headlines as they allow their own children to suffer and die in front of their eyes for hours, days, weeks from ailments that cold, harsh medical science could've not only cured but prevented. And then these same people (if they haven't been jailed already) decide to ignore the one or two previous deaths of their children and do the exact same thing as before for when their next child gets sick. Because they like their beliefs and find criticism of said beliefs far more unpleasant than watching their children die.

    Belief in the afterlife is, of course, not as harmful as the above example, but the tactics of brushing aside inconvenient facts is distressingly similar. I'm not going to say that belief in the afterlife is completely harmless, especially since:

    :fright:...yeah, psychologically not pleasant. And that unpleasantness tends to come out in words that affect our moods, which in turn affect our stress levels and overall health however subtly (whether it's you yourself or the one being condemned to hell by you). You might want to follow that idea of yours about not coming to this site anymore...

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    I'll continue to see how much more I can tolerate before bailing out (via either "ignore list" or "avoid threads").

    I sincerely thank you for the sweet comment.

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    I agree, if only because as a functioning society not all of us have to be scientists in all parts of our lives in order to make advancements in technology, medicine, politics, etc. Just a fraction of the population being specialists focusing in narrow fields of study are enough for most of us to reap the benefits (even if we don't understand them most of the time).

    I'm only human, by which I mean that I also tend to believe what I want to believe, and believing so makes me happy. It's just that what I believe (and want to believe) disagrees with your beliefs for reasons you would most likely find unpleasant (and that's fine!). I recognize that I have this tendency and fully admit it...occasionally!

    By the way, I noticed something from your earlier reply to me:

    I thought I had left open the possibility of Pam's OOBE being real. Why did you immediately assume that a non-flat EEG meant Pam was witnessing her operation details from within her body? It can't be that you think NDEs are required for OOBEs to occur, right?
     
  22. dumbest man on earth Real Eyes Realize Real Lies Valued Senior Member

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    Mazulu, you know when I Post, but claim I am on your Ignore list!?!?

    At any rate, just PM the Mods/Admins with your Proof of my "lack of content and too many baseless insults." and they will be more than Happy to Ban or even Perma-Ban me.

    Come on Mazulu, after all, what you Posted ^^above^^, could it not also be construed as "lack of content" or a "baseless insult" or at the very least "Off Topic"?

    Anyway, there is a saying that "cats have nine lives"! So...Mazulu, would the end of the first eight be considered as NDE"s?

    Also, Mazulu, you ask if dogs are as smart as humans. Well, I have never had a dog be dumb enough to even try to lie to me or put words in my mouth, or bear false witness - but there is this Poster I know of that is dumb enough to do it repeatedly, get caught doing it, again repeatedly...by numerous Posters, and still that Poster persists in doing that dumb thing over...and over...and...ad infinitum

    So...yes Mazulu, most dogs are quite a bit smarter than some humans!
     
  23. Monimonika Registered Member

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    Hi! Just in case it's not known, what Mazulu sees if you're on Mazulu's ignore list are your posts but shrunk down and containing only the message:

    So Mazulu would know that there was a post from you, but would have to click "View Post" to see what you typed.

    I only know this because I have placed one member so far on my own ignore list.
     

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