Is it the West Nile Virus also causing the current outbreak of blockheadedness on these boards, or what?
In this utter catastrophe of a thread, a poster named Lekatt floated the following proposition, reprinted here in its entirety:
The supporting link leads one to a confusingly-structured web site stuffed with meandering, poorly documented anecdotes in support of the notion that near Death Experiences (NDEs) are spiritual in nature. Only after one of the respondents did a whois search did Lekatt reveal that he was the author of the site.
Most of the material on the site is in the form of personal testimonials, with a smattering of quotes from the peer-reviewed literature. The only “proof” offered is material that suggests that in some cases consciousness may continue after the supply of blood to the brain is temporarily stopped. Particularly amusing is a ludicrous “FAQ” in which author utterly fails to answer his own questions; for example:
Numerous respondents to the thread have replied with rebuttals showing, among other things, that NDE’s are not experienced universally and that the specific experiences and sensations of NDEs have been reproduced through other means. Lekatt has shown no interest in responding to specific arguments contradicting his “proof”; his only tactic seems to be to restate over and over again variations of the following:
“I have experienced this, it changed my life and that of others, therefore I am right and you are wrong”.
Lekatt, you santimonious tit, your point, what little there is of it, was made after about your third post to the same thread. The majority of respondents disagree with your conclusions, and your repeated restatment of the same fallacious reasoning is wasting everyone’s time and bandwidth. You are now cordially invited to stop your insufferable whining, take your spam posts and fuck right off.