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@Human Consciousness: Hasn't someone already done this study, showing that no, really, your consciousness does not float up in out of body experiences. I heard an interview with a woman who wrote a book on the subject of death who sourced the study, I'll be damned if i can find it again though.

http://is.gd/2Y9z from NPR - it's all the NYTimes fault.

Two very confused candidates indeed -- the one desperate to pick up a swing state, the other trapped between his base (corporate America) and his self-image. But let me tell you from the heart of where it's happening (I work on Wall St.) -- the guys in the pinstriped suits are going bonkers too. As I said here:

There is a King Lear aspect to this that no thinking observer would miss: these old and powerful white men, used to command, aggression, and the holy penumbra of profit, caught suddenly in a wasteland of their own making, yet unable to abandon the only way of thought, speech, and action that they have ever known. Were they not fabulously wealthy incompetents; strange and ancient white men with no knowledge of the real world; it would be both pathetic and painfully noble to see these giants of business reduced to the intellectual and emotional level of a tow-faced 5 year old, his face bloodied and his clothes torn to shreds, yet still claiming to own the playground.
"Human Consciousness: Hasn't someone already done this study, showing that no, really, your consciousness does not float up in out of body experiences..."

Absolutely. This notion is completely supernatural.

If you quote me on this one, I promise that I'll try to look it up (You try googling "saga edda viking nail" and see how you'll get, heheheh) but basically, this viking made a practical experiment on this topic... His army was defeated, and he, and his fellow soldiers, were about to be beheaded. So he told his buddy that he would stab a nail into the ground, when he died — if he could. He couldn't. Q. E. motherfuckin' D. I say :)

I heard an interview with a woman who wrote a book on the subject of death who sourced the study, I'll be damned if i can find it again though.

Mary Roach? She wrote Stiff (about dying and death) and Spook (about the afterlife), both of which were pretty neat. I liked Stiff a lot more, though, because it was grounded in facts, much like the semi-autobiography of William Maples, Dead Men Do Tell Tales. All three are great reads.

That's the one! Thanks LafinJack.

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