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The unforgiven

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The God decision

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Michael Ruse

Life after death

The idea of life after death lives on in near-death experiences and messages from beyond the grave. What’s the evidence?

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The mummy’s curse

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Childhood & Adolescence
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Ladder to heaven

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History of Ideas
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The sailfish

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Philosophy of Religion
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