OK, second time answering this question. That was weird. The maintenance occurred at the time I posted that answer. I will have to answer this question with the proof of a pointed brush creating details - No.
Using the broad scenic strokes of a brush - maybe yes. However, this is a great hub idea, which I haven't time for now. I apologize for not writing a hub on it. The crux of the matter is of a personal nature.
Is this a question of philosophical view or biological.
Sequence of events. Car crash, ambulance arrives later, jumper cables placed on me, heart re-started - zooooom.
Questions - Definition of death
Spiritual death/life Can that be placed into the mix?
Defining an absolute
Definition of clinically dead
Induced death for operations
That question has pondered me since 1978. Did I die? Or did my heart not stop beating long enough to induce brain death only unconsciousness. The friend who was a passenger thought I was dead. Does perception come into play. The rational thought vs. the Imperical thought of death?
Not offering 'self' or any others who have a near death experience as proof, but gives cause to ponder.
A pun is if I did die and was 'reborn' so to speak, then that means I am really 34 not 57?