Near-Death Experience Researcher, Dr. Raymond Moody Explains What Being a Skeptic Really Means

In-depth interview with world-renown near-death experience researcher, Dr. Raymond Moody explores what his thirty years of research has taught us about consciousness and examines how much is still left to be discovered.

Del Mar, CA, July 10, 2007 --( Join host Alex Tsakiris when he interviews Dr. Raymond Moody about his upcoming book, The Power of Nonsense, and his career as a researcher of psychology, human consciousness, and the philosophy of science.

During the 45-minute interview Dr. Moody explains why the philosophy of skepticism is central to his work and why scientists must resist the urge to jump to conclusions based on preconceived ideas about how their experiments will turn out: “It’s so much fun to apply the rules of reason. People appeal to reason because they are seeking the unique legitimacy the reason provides. Nobody balances their checkbook by the astrology chart, right?”

Dr. Moody also discusses how his interest in philosophy and Aristotle sparked his interest in afterlife investigations as well as his reservations about the direction some consciousness research is taking.

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Dr. Raymond Moody is one of the leading authorities on the 'near-death experience'—a phrase he coined in the late seventies. He’s also a best-selling author of eleven books including Life After Life—which has sold over 13 million copies world wide—and Reunions, as well as numerous articles in academic and professional literature.

Dr. Moody has appeared three times on Oprah, as well as on hundreds of other local and nationally syndicated programs such as MSNBC: Grief Recovery, NBC Today, ABC's Turning Point, Donahue, Sally Jessy Raphael Show, Geraldo, and The Joan Rivers Show.

About Skeptiko

Skeptiko is the first scientifically oriented Podcast exploring new research in controversial areas of science such as telepathy, psi, parapsychology, near-death-experience, reincarnation, and after-life encounters. Each episode features open, honest debate on new scientific discoveries. The show includes interviews with top research scientists and their critics.

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