Opportunities and Limitations of Heuristic Methods
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In many discussions about medical theories of near-death experiences, critics repeatedly point out that near-death experiences have nothing to do with epilepsy, migraine, or strokes. Moreover, those who survive clinical death and have had near-death experiences are not more or less often mentally ill or healthy than anyone else. Naturally, that is quite correct and could be upheld without exception! But what lies behind this kind of argumentation? Is the idea that near-death experiences are an unresolved issue that cannot be compared to anything else?