death en Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates: Death Is Not Final <p>If consciousness is just the workings of neurons and synapses, how do we explain the phenomenon of near-death experience? By some accounts, about 3% of the U.S. population has had one: an out-of-body experience often characterized by remarkable visions and feelings of peace and joy, all while the physical body is close to death. To skeptics, there are more plausible, natural explanations, like oxygen deprivation. Is the prospect of an existence after death “real” and provable by science, or a construct of wishful thinking about our own mortality?<br /> Sun, 15 Jun 2014 23:00:00 +0000 45470 at Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates: Death Is Not Final Radiolab: After Life <p><strong>Airs Monday, July 23 at 8:00 p.m.&nbsp; </strong>What happens at the moment when we slip from the other side? Is it a moment? If it is, when exactly does it happen? And what happens afterward? It&rsquo;s an episode full of questions that don&#39;t have easy answers. Radiolab stares down the very moment of passing, and speculates about what may lay beyond.</p> Sun, 22 Jul 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich 13604 at Radiolab: After Life Shreveport cemetery hosts luminaria event <p>Forest Park Cemetery in Shreveport prepared nearly 5,000 luminarias for a weekend ceremony to honor loved ones who&#39;ve died.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 19 Dec 2011 12:48:29 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 3840 at