1. Scientist Dr. Hammeroff has developed a theory about what happens to the 'soul' after death:
According to Dr. Hameroff, in a near-death experience, when the heart stops beating, the blood stops flowing, and the microtubules lose their quantum state, the quantum information in the microtubules isn't destroyed. It's distributed to the universe at large, and if the patient is revived, the quantum information can go back to the microtubules. In this event, the patient says they had something like a near-death experience, i.e. they saw white light or a tunnel or floated out of their body. In the event that the patient is not revived, "it's possible that the quantum information can can exist outside the body, perhaps indefinitely, as a soul," he said.
2. Kimberly Knight dispels many myths about prayer and the 'slot-machine' image of God.
3. Christian Piatt explains how the Calvinist of predestination is another form of prejudice.
4. Despite their political differences, New Jersey governor Chris Christie praised President Obama's response to Hurricane Sandy.
5. And finally, Natina Reed of the late 90s R&B pop trio Blaque died last Friday in a car crash. She was only 32. Rest in peace.