A compilation of reasons why NDEs do not support the mind-body duality position
- ~ 20% of those who stop breathing and whose heart stops beating, and who are revived, report a NDE. Don't we all allegedly possess souls?
- People from different cultures report different NDEs. Aren't we all subject to the same afterlife/afterlives?
- People who incorrectly think that they're about to die, or who are taking certain drugs, or who are being subjected to high g-forces (air force cadets in centrifuges, as well as actual pilots making tight turns) report NDE-like experiences.
- Double-blind experiments have been conducted whereby an emergency room doctor has a text message, image, or animation placed on top of light fixtures in the emergency room. Since OBEs involving seeing one's body from above are a very common part of NDEs, these experiments are very ingenius. No one experiencing an NDE has ever identified these objects.
As if MRI scans of the brains of people performing certain tasks, and asked to think about certain things, the story of Phineas Gage, and many other lines of evidence are not enough, these gullible fools cling to the NDE as proof of life after death and mind body duality because "NDEs usually have a profound effect on people" and because "NDEs are reported as being very vivid and the people just know ( ) that they had left their bodies".