4.6.13

WHEN YOU HAVE ELIMINATED THE IMPOSSIBLE.

Neurosurgeon Eben Alexander had all the scientific reasons to be skeptical of other peoples' near-death experiences.  Then he had a particularly bad case of meningitis, in the middle of which he might have had such an experience himself.  His after-recovery report appears in Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife, today's Book Review No. 9.  Dr Alexander makes every effort to interpret his recollections in light of medical science's working hypotheses.  In his view, those explanations come up wanting.  Whether he has proof of heaven, or whether we're all still in the position of the New England agnostic who had "Gone to find out for myself" carved on his tombstone, is left to the reader as an exercise, or possibly as the Final Examination.

(Cross-posted to 50 Book Challenge.)

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