Is Death Final? Watch a Brainy Debate

18 May 2014
Kyle Hill

What do near-death experiences (NDEs) tell us about life after death? Do they tell us anything at all? At the last Open to Debate formerly known as Intelligence Squared U.S. debate, a neurosurgeon, a neurologist, a doctor, and a physicist debated the proposition Death is not final. The thrust of the debate was based on the experiences of Dr. Eben Alexander and his book Proof of Heaven. Arguing for the motion that death is not final, Dr. Alexander explained how he was hospitalized with a severe brain infection, went into a coma, woke up, and eventually reported that he had been to heaven. It’s a fantastic tale, but science says otherwise.