Friday, November 02, 2012
Harris Takes on "Proof of Heaven"
Many years ago, when I was on the faculty at NKU, I was the token English professor/person-who-had-not-died/atheist for a symposium on Near Death Experiences organized by art professor Howard Storm. I gave a talk called "Your Holiest Inspiration: Literature and the Experience of Death."
So the Newsweek cover story certainly caught my eye, as did the publication of Eben Alexander's book, but only today, when MSNBC's The Cycle had Alexander on as guest did I become familiar with the nature of his "proof."
Of course, the always brilliant Sam Harris had already dismantled it.