As my old Harvard/Oxford trained professor Julian Baird used to say "I'd agree with you but then we'd both be wrong." Neil says "No one remembers what it was like before they were born." That's not accurate.
Michael Newton ("Journey of Souls") had over 7000 cases where people remembered not only "before they were born" by why they were born. Dr. Helen Wambach ("Life Before Life") had over 2000 cases where people remember the same thing - why they chose to come here, why they chose their lifetimes. Usually it's to "help someone else" or to "fulfill some kind of an agreement." These memories are accessible to people, if only they look for them.
Just because someone doesn't "remember before they came to the planet" doesn't mean they can't remember it - nor does it mean that there isn't an experience prior to it. As Neil points out - everyone experiences a rainbow differently, why wouldn't everyone experience the afterlife in a different fashion?
Perhaps Neil might look to Giordano Bruno, and actually consider what Bruno experienced that caused him to be burned at the stake. Bruno claimed he'd had an "out of body experience" where he saw other galaxies. His consciousness left his body and went for a trip around the galaxy - which he reported on, and was later killed for not denying it.
Just because others haven't had the same experience doesn't mean that others can't or don't have that experience. Insects can see UV light, humans cannot, but that doesn't mean that it's not there.
People have near death experiencies where there is no oxygen to the brain, and yet they are fully conscious - for example, the man who came back to tease his doctor about the surgeon's "orange tennis shoes."
Why was that so unusual? The man had been blind from birth. Had never seen "the color orange" in this lifetime. If Dr. Tyson examines Dr. Sam Parnia's work, or Dr. Bruce Greyson's work at UVA, (or Mario Beauregard PhD, or Gary Schwartz PhD) he'll see that these scientists are arguing that consciousness is not confined to the brain. (I refer to Dr Greyson's youtube talk "Is Consciousness Produced by the brain?")
And if it is NOT confined to the brain, and if thousands of people can remember verifiable previous lifetimes, or in the case of my latest book "Hacking the Afterlife" are able to learn "new information" from people no longer on the planet - that is, information that cannot by cryptomnesia, hypoxia or any other reason - information that they could only have gotten from someone clearly not on the planet, but who can answer questions or give new details about their lives --- then it behooves us to examine this information as a scientist would. Without prejudice.
At some point thousands of people saying the same things about the afterlife becomes a dataset from which to examine why that might be happening. It's not a belief, or a philsophy, or a religion - it's data. What does the data say? Well the data says consistently, and can be replicated, that we choose to come to the planet. And that when we're done with the play that we've performed, or the task we've accomplished, we make a conscious choice to "go home" (as all 35 people I've filmed under deep hypnosis have claimed.)
It behooves us to try to examine the research not with a preconception about the nature of what we want reality to be - but for what it is. And when you examine these cases, people generally don't find themselves lying in bed thinking "oh gee, why do I need to get out of bed? What's the point if I've lived many lifetimes, and I'll experience many more?" In the research, we find people eager, anxious, happy to get up and help others. Anxious and excited and happy to come to this planet to experience life as we know it. And now that they're aware of it, have no fear about leaving it.
So #LarryKing, #NeildeGrasseTyson if you want to end your fear of death, or actually examine reports from the flipside, check out this research: "Flipside: A Tourist's Guide on How to Navigate the Afterlife" "It's a Wonderful Afterlife" and "Hacking the Afterlife." Or my documentary "Flipside: A Journey into the Afterlife" where I film people under deep hypnosis talking about past lives, and their life between lives - and included Michael Newton's last filmed interview.
I'll be on Coast to Coast with George Noory on Nov 4, 2016 to discuss these topics. I invite y'all to tune in.