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Heaven Help Us

posted on October 24, 2012

At Slate, David Engber provides a humorous critique of Eben Alexander III’s new book Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey Into the Afterlife, and the excerpt, which appeared as a recent cover story in Newsweek with the headline “Heaven Is Real.”  Eben, a Harvard neurosurgeon and formerly a skeptic, fell into a coma in which he now writes that God talked to him. “The blinding power of neuroscience has been invoked in recent years by marketers and pollsters, by trial lawyers and self-help authors, and now our faith in brain-based explanation has reached its logical conclusion,” Engber writes. “It’s become its own religion.”

Read at Slate