Death “Truth or Fiction”
can be moved by what we know does not exist, namely the situations
of people who are killed in fictional stories. This is called
an emotional response to fiction, which is an irrational conclusion.
Does are emotional response to death in a story mean that
we believe “death” is real or just an “out
of body experience?”
philosophers argue that our apparent emotional responses to
a fictional character death is only make believe, while others
claim that existence beliefs aren’t necessary for having
emotional responses to a character’s fiction death in
a story because it is only creating an “illusion”.
generations of fiction readers have lived and died in thought
in fiction novels. We, that’s the present generation,
are no different. Can we, take to heart that the content of
the consciousness is actually an ultimate reality?”
question that begs to be answered is, “When we die,
do we wake up in the morning?” Certainly, the watchers
of these “living dead cannibalism television programs
must believe they do. That’s probably the only way there
popularity can be explained.
yes there are a few, believe they are beginning to pierce
the surface of reality. Their theory is each person awakes
each morning in the present and that our minds are at the
threshold of deciding to go forward into an unknown future.
Einstein set this thinking in motion with his theory that
space and time aren’t absolute realities.
nonfiction better suited than fiction to capture the complexities
of today’s world? Some major magazines (Atlantic
Monthly, The Paris Review, & Esquire) have
announced they will stop or scale back publishing fiction
on a regular bases.
quote the literary editor of Esquire, Adrienne Miller, “We’re
in a dark cultural moment. I think people seem to feel more
comfortable with nonfiction. The tragic theme here is that
literary fiction has very limited cultural currency now. Fewer
and fewer people seem to believe fiction is still essential
for our emotional and intellectual survival.”
are on the fence of which is on top, fiction or nonfiction.
But, cultural tends also be dangerous because of the market
factors. Book publishers often find nonfiction more financially
lucrative when they publish themes du jour, such as political
books and low-carb diet books.
after Death” has become one of the largest scientific
studies of the day. It‘s a controversial subject which
has, until recently, been treated with widespread skepticism.
is a depressingly inevitable consequence of life, but now
some scientists believe they may have found some light at
the end of the tunnel. Certain evidence has been uncovered
that awareness can continue for at least several minutes after
clinical death which was previously thought impossible. It
refers to some cardiac arrest patients recalled seeing a bright
light or a golden flash.
have suggested that millions of people have had vivid experiences
in relation to death, but the scientific evidence has been
ambiguous at best. Hallucinations or illusions might play
an important part in these studies.
you had such an experience? Interesting theory. Personally,
I think it’s a walk on the wild side.
go softly into the night. mgf