I have come across an open minded skeptic his name is Anthony Campbell who admits that the evidence for survival of bodily of death shouldn't be dismissed out of hand or by assuming the researchers were just gullible. That the evidence should be taken serious on the other hand he says that the mind clearly appears to depend on the brain so an honest person probably should be in utter puzzlement. Of course, I don't agree with his last statement as the evidence of the mind depending on the brain can be explain by more than any materialist theory of mind and brain. The transmission theory of the mind also makes testable predictions as well as I have mentioned before.
Being open minded doesn't mean your preliminary conclusion has to be the same no. No it can be completely but admitting at least that their is convincing evidence for life after death that is very difficult to explain away except for survival of bodily death that is being open minded.
I do agree with this statement he made
"Sceptics who dismiss all this material out of hand as proving the gullibility of everyone who has investigated it have, I fear, simply not done their homework".
His website is here http://www.acampbell.ukfsn.org/index.html
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