Near Death Experiance

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The Near Death Experience (NDE) is a very debatable topic. There are a lot of people who simply do not believe in an afterlife let alone a NDE, and everything else that comes along with it. But on the other hand, there are several people who believe in the NDE and an after life and that the body dies but the soul survives and lives on in another shape or form. This is a very controversial topic because the words used to describe the NDE are very broad. The words can have several meanings, or simply aren't able to be explained in better details.

When we discuss a NDE, we have to take a lot into mind. The words we chose to use can be very crucial and either convincing or not convincing enough. When we speak of evidence, what we mean is actual data collected from the person who has had a NDE.

Now, it is understandable to think that the data of the NDE that the person had is false, that they are making it up it never happened. But for people to encounter a NDE, from different places and at different times, and describe the exact same phenomena, is really hard to believe that they are lying, when there is no possible physical connection between those people, so they can enter act with each other. Especially with smaller children, for them to describe something that nobody would even think of, or describe something an adult experience from far away is pretty convincing.

In the book "Dying to live", by Susan Blackmore, she picks out NDE from people

all over the world, and tries to explain the phenomena by simple using biology and chemical imbalances, problems to the body. She doesn't believe in NDE, but believes because the...