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Friday, August 24, 2007

OOBE Solved?

You have likely heard that researchers claim to have discovered a way to trigger out of body experiences (or OOBE) in volunteers. Now this is a great thing for a lot of reasons, including medical applications, virtual reality gaming, and more, but I wanted to put this into perspective before I give you the link to the article:

This is only part of the research - the "part masking as the whole" problem all parapsychology faces from the mainstream scientific community. OOBE, or astral projection, is a part of some practices and a lot of interesting studies have been done over the years that lend some credence to the possibility that some people are capable of actually somehow leaving their bodies and viewing things in other places (which is not the same as remote viewing).

That researchers have discovered a way to trigger such "feelings" in volunteers does not necessarily prove that this is the way, or the only way, that OOBEs occur. To suggest this is tantamount to saying that, since money can be counterfeited, all money is worthless.

None of this discounts the possibilities of this groundbreaking research, but I wanted to make sure you had some insight into how a lot of skeptics do exactly what they claim we believers do: they have made up their minds and selectively seize onto whatever evidence or research backs up their claims, ignoring whatever else goes against it.

Here is the BBC article.

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