Originally Posted by beautyscientist
I think that the great beauty of science is its ability to explain things that our intuitive brains just can't get. Out of body experiences have bothered me for years because they seem to imply the existance of a soul.
But saying that OBE's imply the existence of a soul is itself bad science. If science is supposed to transcend human intuition (which is notoriously faulty), then I wouldn't trust your own intuition that OBE = souls.
Lots of research has been done on OBEs. And to date, there has been nothing but inconclusive results regarding whether or not anything actually goes outside the body. Not that any of us really know what goes on during an OBE, but the current research doesn't suggest anything beyond OBE's being experiences created and experienced entirely within the mind, similar to how dreams are experienced.