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Are we dead when we die?

Further to my published research on Shepherd (see previous posts here for my ebook 'Research Thoughts on ...Lady Mary Shepherd - Volume 1), here's a fascinating article on consciousness I've just read which is relevant to my research on Shepherd's writings on consciousness and death:
https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/techandscience/where-do-you-go-when-you-die-the-increasing-signs-that-human-consciousness-remains-after-death/ar-BBIWSKB?li=AAmiR2Z&ocid=spartandhp

This article summarises key points discovered in studies published in 2016 and 2017 and indicates how the field is scientifically progressing and what remains to be discovered. My summary of this article's main points of interest for Shepherd's philosophy are:

- brain cells don't all die immediately upon bodily death and that bodily death is also not as clearly demarcated as once thought
- genes have been observed to continue working (and even "increasing in abundance") after a person is …

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