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    A study of seven terminally ill patients found identical surges in brain activity moments before death, providing what may be physiological evidence of “out of body” experiences reported by people who survive near-death ordeals.

    Doctors at George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates recorded brain activity of people dying from critical illnesses, such as cancer or heart attacks.

    Moments before death, the patients experienced a burst in brain wave activity, with the spikes occurring at the same time before death and at comparable intensity and duration.
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    So you have a seizure before you die?
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    This is old news, we've known this for at least 10 years.
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    :holy:It's the soul being sent to god:holy:
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    So you have a seizure before you die?
    Nope the brain surges out DMT aswell, giving you the impression of an afterlife, the brain wave activity is just that, and i'm pretty sure its supposed to alter your perception of time aswell making it seems like its a full afterlife.

    Ladies and gentlemen, we have just proved that heaven and hell exist in our heads alone.
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    Nope the brain surges out DMT aswell, giving you the impression of an afterlife, the brain wave activity is just that, and i'm pretty sure its supposed to alter your perception of time aswell making it seems like its a full afterlife.

    Ladies and gentlemen, we have just proved that heaven and hell exist in our heads alone.
    Science teabags Religion once more
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    I guess you really do see your life before your eyes at death then.

    Can't wait to see what I ate for breakfast this morning!
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    Nope the brain surges out DMT aswell, giving you the impression of an afterlife, the brain wave activity is just that, and i'm pretty sure its supposed to alter your perception of time aswell making it seems like its a full afterlife.

    Ladies and gentlemen, we have just proved that heaven and hell exist in our heads alone.
    What the hell are you talking about? There isn't any proof. There's just speculation and probability like there's always been, but no actual firsthand experience.
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    This has been known forever. I saw a documentary on the near death experiences like 3 years ago.
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    Stop copy/pasting Derren Brown blogs!

    They aren't news sources!
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    What the hell are you talking about? There isn't any proof. There's just speculation and probability like there's always been, but no actual firsthand experience.
    wiki posted:
    In the 1990s, Dr. Rick Strassman conducted research on the psychedelic drug Dimethyltryptamine (DMT) at the University of New Mexico. Strassman advanced the theory that a massive release of DMT from the pineal gland prior to death or near-death was the cause of the near-death experience phenomenon. Only two of his test subjects reported NDE-like aural or visual hallucinations, although many reported feeling as though they had entered a state similar to the classical NDE. His explanation for this was the possible lack of panic involved in the clinical setting and possible dosage differences between those administered and those encountered in actual NDE cases. All subjects in the study were also very experienced users of DMT and/or other psychedelic/entheogenic agents. Some speculators consider that if subjects without prior knowledge on the effects of DMT had been used during the experiment, it is possible more volunteers would have reported feeling as though they had experienced an NDE.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Near_de...s_and_theories

    honestly, its pretty much concrete in my eyes that we have a massive dmt trip before death, and thats the where the whole "go into the light" thing and the afterlife came from
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    I read something once that said they weighed bodies about four ounces lighter immediately following death. Feces and everything included.

    Here's a theory I whipped up for this; "life" is a form of energy, like electricity or heat. If you could see it, it would be concentrated around planets or other dense areas of life. As you live, you absorb this energy and convert it into brainwaves/electricity by thinking, or mitosis. When you die, it is returned to the earth all at once. Like how your CPU turns electricity into heat as it processes.

    Yes energy has mass, and maybe this life energy is relatively massive. Four ounces per human maybe?

    Would explain telekinesis and the like. Some people might have the ability to manipulate this energy. [I don't believe in that shit though]

    When the first proteins or whatever on earth started forming, they kind of drew in the life energy from the surrounding space. As the amount of life grew, so did the energy draw. Kind of like how a cloud of [star gas] pulls itself together with gravity to form a star. I think the energy could be randomly distributed throughout space, actively produced by the sun, or left over from the formation of the sun.

    I highly doubt my own theory though.

    Edit: Just looked back at this, stoned ramblings at 7 in the morning.
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    I read something once that said they weighed bodies about four ounces lighter immediately following death. Feces and everything included.

    Here's a theory I whipped up for this; "life" is a form of energy, like electricity or heat. If you could see it, it would be concentrated around planets or other dense areas of life. As you live, you absorb this energy and convert it into brainwaves/electricity by thinking, or mitosis. When you die, it is returned to the earth all at once. Like how your CPU turns electricity into heat as it processes.

    Yes energy has mass, and maybe this life energy is relatively massive. Four ounces per human maybe?

    Would explain telekinesis and the like. Some people might have the ability to manipulate this energy. [I don't believe in that shit though]

    When the first proteins or whatever on earth started forming, they kind of drew in the life energy from the surrounding space. As the amount of life grew, so did the energy draw. Kind of like how a cloud of [star gas] pulls itself together with gravity to form a star. I think the energy could be randomly distributed throughout space, actively produced by the sun, or left over from the formation of the sun.

    I highly doubt my own theory though.

    Edit: Just looked back at this, stoned ramblings at 7 in the morning.
    Like the Final Fantasy 7 Lifestream?

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    They're ascending! :buddy:
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    Do you really shit yourself when you die?
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    Defense mechanism I'd say, send the consciousness far away the moment you die so you don't feel the body shutting down (which I can only assume is really fucking horrible).
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    Defense mechanism I'd say, send the consciousness far away the moment you die so you don't feel the body shutting down (which I can only assume is really fucking horrible).
    If that is true, I wonder how that evolved
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    Defense mechanism I'd say, send the consciousness far away the moment you die so you don't feel the body shutting down (which I can only assume is really fucking horrible).
    I hope thats true.

    I doubt it though, as pain functions as a method of alerting the body it's receiving damage, so to block that sense would seem counter-productive.

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    When we die, we cease to exist, we won't be alive to worry about being in heaven or hell.
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    When we die, we cease to exist, we won't be alive to worry about being in heaven or hell.
    No one mentioned heaven or hell.


    Your post also reminded me of a Monty Python sketch, hehe.
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    No one mentioned heaven or hell.


    Your post also reminded me of a Monty Python sketch, hehe.
    When you're chewing on life's gristle...
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    When you're chewing on life's gristle...
    ... Just make a whistle!

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    When you're chewing on life's gristle...
    The parrot sketch, or is it budgie...

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    The parrot sketch, or is it budgie...
    You've never seen Life of Brian, have you.

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    You've never seen Life of Brian, have you.
    Seeing as the majority of facepunch is 14 or younger, I would presume that was well before his time.

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    You've never seen Life of Brian, have you.
    Yess!

    I know that was always look on the bright side, but his post reminded me of the sketch with the dead budgie.

    Edited:

    Seeing as the majority of facepunch is 14 or younger, I would presume that was well before his time.
    I'm 22.
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    God dunnit

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    all your minds are belong to us

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    If that is true, I wonder how that evolved
    Good point.

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    Probably the brain shitting itself knowing that times up.
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    Yess!

    I know that was always look on the bright side, but his post reminded me of the sketch with the dead budgie.

    Edited:



    I'm 22.
    Life's a piece of shit, when you look at it, life's a laugh and death's a joke, it's truem you'll see it's all a show, eep 'em laughing as you go, just remember that the last laugh is on you.
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    :ohdear:
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    -snip-
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    Probably the brain realising it is shutting down so it attempts to give the body one final neural surge or something, like trying to start a car that runs out of fuel, it can sometimes work

    Edited:

    Defense mechanism I'd say, send the consciousness far away the moment you die so you don't feel the body shutting down (which I can only assume is really fucking horrible).
    I doubt the brain does that, it doesn't know what sympathy is, it's just a logical organ.
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    Perhaps the increased brain activity is just a side effect of the spirit ascending to "the other plane"...
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    Well der, your life flashes before you...
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Near_de...s_and_theories

    honestly, its pretty much concrete in my eyes that we have a massive dmt trip before death, and thats the where the whole "go into the light" thing and the afterlife came from
    I'd like you to explain why some people who don't believe in hell seem to believe they're descending into it just before they die. Of course, they're just hallucinating about something they had no fear of...
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    Perhaps the increased brain activity is just a side effect of the spirit ascending to "the other plane"...
    So what happens to those who get their heads smashed or brains blown out with a shotgun?
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    So what happens to those who get their heads smashed or brains blown out with a shotgun?
    The brain knows it's coming.

    Did you know that your brain can predict what's going to happen in the next 42 Minutes and 42 seconds?
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    42 Minutes and 42 seconds?
    Its alright, Dont Panic.
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