Hey, reaaally struggling, could anyone help me out and give me ideas for an essay plan for this life after death question: "Life after death is an incoherent theory." Discuss. kinda depressing to cosider "Life after death is an incoherent theory." Discuss. xx Cooolbeans :] Nah their not giving out A*'s I don't think, and at any rate I can't get one as I'm doing the old syllabus. If so do you think you could help me with my essay ;] (I plan to do a post in a minute about it cos' I'm UBER stuck!
Maybe a starting point could be the lack of evidence? No proof, death is the end, so what can come after, physical side of life (neurons, brain, etc.) missing,so nothing to support thought/sentiece/conciousness contradicting religions, other beliefs that have been disproved...
In this essay, we are going to choose three areas and we will see what they are in and after 100 years. One can access the Internet anytime and anywhere in the world.
After 100 years one expects lot of changes in internet technology.
Dr Parnia continued: "This suggests more people may have mental activity initially but then lose their memories after recovery, either due to the effects of brain injury or sedative drugs on memory recall.”Of those who said they had experienced some awareness, just two per cent said their experience was consistent with the feeling of an outer body experience – where one feels completely aware and can hear and see what’s going on around them after death.
Almost half of the respondents said the experience was not of awareness, but rather of fear.The shock research has also uncovered the most convincing evidence of an out of body experience for a patient declared dead.It had been believed the brain stopped all activity 30 seconds after the heart had stopped pumping blood around the body, and that with that, awareness ceases too.-An alternative approach is dualism: Plato and Descartes - body and soul are two seperate entities, mind and matter, and as a result life after death is possible. -Monism holds a similar principle that body and soul are one and the same and are not seperate, as a result, when our body dies we die, soul and all. John Hick proposed a theory of the logical possibility of a bodily resurrection and write about what he thought. There seemed to be a gradual change towards 'our disembodied souls going to heaven' and that kind of thing.He didn't say that he believed in a bodily resurrection but that his argument gives us a logical possibility of such and as a result life after death is possible. Hope that gives you some ideas :] Oh and constantly evaluate throughout the essay. Thinking was very mixed up until the Reformation and beyond with some maintaining the orthodoxy of bodily resurrection in this renewed creation and others carrying a markedly different Cartesian/Platonic/Eastern mix of ideas of the person and eschatology.-An alternative approach is dualism: Plato and Descartes - body and soul are two seperate entities, mind and matter, and as a result life after death is possible. In the 20th century there seems to have been a return from liberals to a monist position (as the traditional Hebraic position would probably maintain) and a return to bodily resurrection among evangelical academics.As for the coherence of such positions, I couldn't see why it would not be.Dr Parnia continued: "This is significant, since it has often been assumed that experiences in relation to death are likely hallucinations or illusions occurring either before the heart stops or after the heart has been successfully restarted, but not an experience corresponding with 'real' events when the heart isn't beating."In this case, consciousness and awareness appeared to occur during a three-minute period when there was no heartbeat.“This is paradoxical, since the brain typically ceases functioning within 20-30 seconds of the heart stopping and doesn't resume again until the heart has been restarted.However, the most significant finding of the study is that of a 57-year old man who is perhaps the first confirmed outer body experience in a patient.The man was able to recall with eerie accuracy what was going on around him after he had ‘died’ temporarily.