"The belief that consciousness itself is somehow produced within the brain will topple under the momentum of observations this theory simply cannot explain. Chris Carter's second book, as well-organized and accessible as his first, details the history, physics and observed phenomena that will forever change how we look at the brain. A readable, informative, and devastating critique of materialism."
Robert Bobrow, M.D., Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Stony Brook University and author of The Witch in the Waiting Room
"Chris Carter's tightly reasoned approach and his encyclopedic grasp of the research make Science and the Near-Death Experience the best book on NDEs in years. The clarity of Carter's writing and the breadth of his scholarship make this an ideal resource for both experts and those new to the field. This book brings much-needed insight and common sense to our understanding of NDEs."
Bruce Greyson, M.D., Carlson Professor of Psychiatry & Neurobehavioral Sciences, University of Virginia
"As a physicist and neurosurgeon, I find Chris Carter's Science and the Near-Death Experience, to be a comprehensive analysis of NDE, and a book that allows one to understand that consciousness persists beyond the death of the physical body. It is beautifully written!"
John L. Turner, M.D., author of Medicine, Miracles and Manifestations
"In this important book, author Chris Carter does a masterful job at demonstrating how the evidence does not support the mainstream scientific view that consciousness and mind are produced by the brain. In addition, Carter objectively reviews the empirical data on near-death experiences, and rightly concludes that these data fully support the notion that mind and consciousness can continue to operate after the cessation of brain activity."
Mario Beauregard, Ph.D., Professor of Neuroscience, University of Montreal, coauthor of The Spiritual Brain
"There has been a spate of books on the afterlife and the immortality of consciousness lately, indicating a resurgence of interest in what is surely one of the most important—and I would argue THE most important—question a conscious human being can pose in his or her life. Carter's book is not only an important contribution to this literature; it is its current crowning achievement. For he masters both the theoretical and the evidential approach, showing that belief to the contrary of the survival of consciousness is mere, and now entirely obsolete, dogma, and that the evidence for survival is clear and rationally convincing. A book to read and to remember for the rest of one's life—and perhaps beyond."
Ervin Laszlo, author of Science and the Akashic Field and founder of the Club of Budapest