...[etc] thread heading is i may have missed a link somewhere can you post a link to the string theory connection to near death & origin of intelligence please ? (if i have missed one somewhere[are we yet to start discussing string theory?]) feels like i have missed something are you collecting a set of belief values toward a scientific premise ? is there a link from or to string theory ? i can conjure some thoughts easily e.g strings define intelligence as a universal consciousness base reality pan-universal-quantum-spermia/etc ... ? however that is my words based on your opening sentence header not your words where do you draw a similar value of near death to string & intelligence concepts ? post death experience ? so its a post experiential process ? and/or function or causative relationship ? can we remove the near death experience and still get to the destination ?