How Long Do You Live After Death?

Researchers at NYU’s Langone Medical Center have conducted a study of patients who have experienced near-death experiences, and the results are intriguing and chilling. Dr. Sam Parnia, the director of resuscitation research at NYU Langone, joins CBSN to discuss the findings of this mind bending study.

People who have died, who shouldn’t be able to remember anything, sometimes come back with memories. They see and hear things after the moment of death. Does that mean consciousness survives death? That’s a very controversial interpretation.

Behavioral Genetics

Some of my friends think Human Biodiversity is just alt.right propaganda. Others, equally liberal and progressive, think it’s a breath of fresh air in a field overburdened with political correctness. Me, I’m an agnostic. As I often remind people, I didn’t get the True Believer Gene.

With that out of the way, Jayman has what I think is a very nice intro article, “The Five Laws of Behavioral Genetics”. He offers this summary, then goes into a little more detail about each point:

The five laws of behavioral genetics are:

  1. All human behavioral traits are heritable.
  2. The effect of being raised in the same family is smaller than the effect of the genes.
  3. substantial portion of the variation in complex human behavioral traits is not accounted for by the effects of genes or families.
  4. A typical human behavioral trait is associated with very many genetic variants, each of which accounts for a very small percentage of the behavioral variability.
  5. All phenotypic relationships are to some degree genetically mediated or confounded.

All are simple. All can be said in one sentence. Yet all are incredibly profound and terribly underappreciated in today’s society.

I’m not going to go further than this, at least not today. The article is worth reading if this is a subject that interests you.