Big Picture Science – Skeptic Check: After the Hereafter

by Gary Niederhoff on August 8, 2016


Big Picture Science – After the Hereafter

There are few enduring truths, but one is that no one gets out of life alive. What’s less certain is what comes next. Does everything stop with death, or are we transported to another plane of existence? First-hand accounts of people who claim to have visited heaven are offered as proof of an afterlife. Now the author of one bestseller admits that his story was fabricated.

We’ll look at the genre of “heaven tourism” to see if it has anything to say about the possible existence of the hereafter, and why the idea of an afterlife seriously influences how we live our lives on Earth.

Also, a neurologist describes what is going on in the brain during near-death and other out-of-body experiences.

It’s Skeptic Check, our monthly look at critical thinking … but don’t take our word for it!

Listen to individual segments here:
Part 1: Ben Radford / Visiting Heaven
Part 2: Greg Garrett / Visualizing Heaven
Part 3: Steven Novella / Neurological Heaven

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