Carlos S. Alvarado, respected researcher into the ‘survival of death’ question, has posted a eulogy of sorts on the PF Lyceum blog for reincarnation (and parapsychological) researcher Dr Ian Stevenson, who died last month:
Although many of us involved in parapsychology have made contributions to the discipline, few of us can claim that we have made fundamental contributions. Not everyone can be described as shaping the course of several areas of the field in such a way that, without that effort, the field itself would have been noticeably diminished. One such person was Ian Pretyman Stevenson, who passed away on February 8th, 2007.
Alvarado is in a good position to comment on Stevenson’s contributions, as he worked as his research assistant during the 1980s, and has since gone on to become a recognised expert himself in the various strands of parapsychological and survival research. A good piece, worth checking out.