From the userinfo:
There are two types of people: those who talk about people (including themselves) and things, and those who talk about ideas. This place is for the latter sort.
Of course, I do talk about myself sometimes, everybody does. Usually it’s because I need to explain the events or train of thought that led to a particular idea.
Today I’m thinking about the survival of consciousness after death.
I think that if this does occur there is no way to show or prove it. Ghost stories just don’t do it for me. I don’t see dead people. I doubt that anyone does.
But then there’s this new NBC television series, Medium. It’s based on the life of a real person, Allison DuBois of Phoenix, Arizona. Ms DuBois has a web site: http://www.allisondubois.com/ and she’s written a book. She says she sees, and talks to, dead people all the time.
In the series, Allison (Patricia Arquette) is employed by the District Attorney’s office. This would appear to lend legitimacy to her ability. However, her bio on the NBC site for the show http://www.nbc.com/Medium/bios/Allison_DuBois.shtml says otherwise:
Allison donates her time to missing/murdered persons and criminal cases for agencies across the country. She is contacted by law enforcement and families to help find missing and murdered people. Allison also assists in jury selection for District Attorney’s Offices. Each of these is a means for her to give back to the world for being so blessed.
I wonder just how far from reality the television show strays? On the show we see Allison solving crimes and sending criminals to death row, based on information she receives psychically from the victims. The real Allison has stated in interviews that she's very much in favor of capital punishment and the death penalty. Wonder if she ever gets visits from the ghosts of the killers, and if not, why not?
What do you think?