San Diego, CA, March 19, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- As a practicing anesthesiologist in the Netherlands, G.M. Woerlee M.D. has seen many approach death’s door. For those returning with stories of an afterlife he advises a closer look at the medical evidence.
Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for a vigorous discussion with near-death experience skeptic, anesthesiologist G.M. Woerlee. During the 90-minute episode Woerlee sets out to refute the research Dr. Jeffrey Long published in, Evidence of the Afterlife.
According to Woerlee, there are a number of conventional medical explanations for the phenomena reported during NDEs, “ultimately, when you look at the total body of evidence explaining the physiological or biological basis of the near-death experience, the out-of-body experience, and the other experiences as reported by those undergoing near-death experiences, you come to the conclusion that most of them -- in fact all of them -- can be explained by body function and the changes in body function induced by the various – I call them stressors – or causes of the near-death experience. Hypoxia, drugs, anxiety and on and on.”
The discussion includes a point-by-point examination of the nine lines of evidence for the afterlife outlined in Dr. Jeffrey Long’s book. Dr. Long has agreed to issue a response during a future episode of Skeptiko.
The complete Skeptiko interview (audio and transcript) with Dr. G.M. Woerlee is available at: http://www.skeptiko.com/upload/skeptiko-98-woerlee.mp3
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