Death Is Not Final Debate – Sean Carroll, Steven Novella vs Eben Alexander, R Moody

Death Is Not Final Debate – Sean Carroll, Steven Novella vs Eben Alexander, R Moody April 30, 2016

Some commenters, on the two threads on Near-Death Experiences, have mentioned Eben Alexander and how good his book is etc. Firstly, they need to read the robust repsonses:

Sam Harris – This must be heaven

Esquire – The Prophet

Why Evolution is True – Eben Alexander’s bogus trip to heaven

The Wire / The Atlantic – The ‘Proof of Heaven’ Author Has Now Been Thoroughly Debunked by Science

Daily Mail – ‘Proof of Heaven’ doctor faced a $3million malpractice lawsuit when he fell into a coma

which has the subheadings –

  • Dr Eben Alexander was tied for the highest number of medical malpractice suits at the time that he fell into a coma following an E. coli infection
  • He wrote a book in 2012 about his experience ‘seeing the other side’
  • He touted the book as the work of a neurosurgeon, but he hadn’t practiced surgery- let alone neurosurgery- for four years prior to the publication

I am thinking that Eben Alexander’s case is on pretty damned shaky ground.

Aside from that, here is a debate Eben Alexander and debating partner had against the superb Sean Carroll and Steve Novella:

See Steve Novella’s write up of the debate here.

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