I’m an agnostic, but Pam Reynolds’s story blows my mind. And if you’re an outright atheist, watch the two clips below very, very carefully, because Pam Reynolds’s story is a pretty good reason not to be terribly confident that you’re right. Pam Reynolds’s near death experience (as recounted in the BBC documentary below) strikes me as unusually difficult to explain in materialist terms. It seems that she was, by any reasonable measure, dead for a full hour, and yet her mind appears to have gone on functioning apart from her brain in ways for which our current understanding of science cannot give account. The story and discussion of Pam Reynolds’s near death experience begins at the 2:20 point in the first clip below, and continues into the second YouTube clip that I’ve posted.
Oops. The second video does not embed. Here’s the link to watch it at YouTube: