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le 12 avril 2011
Dr. Van Lommel's writing surprises because of a rare mixture of simplicity and deepness. The bridge between medicine (biology of the body) and quantum physics (quantic aspects of the body) is very well built in this book, particularly the question of consciousness, a subject so polemic as the concept of matter itself. For Dr. Van Lommel, consciousness is nonlocal, and this idea provokes a really big shift in history of humanity. If the Copernican revolution put man out of the center of the universe, and if Freud taught us that there is a part of ourselves which we hardly know and control, Dr. Van Lommel and his colleagues now tell us things like: you are not what you think, your brain is not the center of your consciousness, you are not entirely here, your conscience will continue after your body's death. It seems polemic, and it really is, because a big part of contemporary Medicine and Science still keeps refusing to accept the results of research on this domain. Dr. Van Lommel is very convincing, very serious and academic, the style of writing is strictly scientific, and the conclusions are technical. That is because I gave it four stars, the fifth is to the reader to fulfill (the reader is naturally lead to think about God, soul, eternity, words you won't find in the book, but maybe they should figure there).