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Originally posted by jiggerj
reply to post by Drunkenparrot
All I got out of the lecture was another new age huckster pitching a strawman argument to sell a book ( what a disappointing excuse for a TED talk, it is fairly easy to see why the organisation chose not to feature the content)
Agree. What I got out of it was the implication that since we haven't quite figured out how the mind works, then it must be not in our heads. Since gravity wavers a bit here and there, then gravity must actually be a state where all matter is in the fist of a god, and that fist tightens and relaxes. The really sad part of this talk is that people WANT to believe in things that can't be validated in any way - like magic.
What's swarming our own nations? Psychic hotlines Palm readers Talking with the 'dead' Mediums Channellers Aliens instead of fairies and leprachauns Angels in the cloud Statues bleeding and crying Lighting incense, candles Rubbing Buddha bellies for good lock Thanking the gods of luck and fortune Angels and demons Werewolves and vampires Mind altering meditation Imaginary sex with aliens and spirits - succubus and incubus
Originally posted by micpsi
What makes this website different from the many speculative, New Age sites on the internet is that certain scientific facts and discoveries in superstring physics are DEDUCED, like axioms of Euclid's geometry from conceptual schemes that transcend the limitations of science. You see, science never presents more than a continually updated representation, or model, of an element of reality, whereas esoteric traditions claim direct contact with that reality that transcends the limitations of such mental modelling.
The scientific and occult descriptions of reality are actually two sides of the same coin. The linked website reveals that coin - the higher reality that integrates the scientific and mystical paradigms. It does so in a manner that cannot be refuted or disputed because it uses rigorous mathematics, not words and subjective argument.
Rupert wants a debate
There is a war going on, and materialism is in the hostile denial phase.
’Tis we, who lost in stormy visions, keep
With phantoms an unprofitable strife,
And in mad trance, strike with our spirit’s knife
Originally posted by squiz
No Rupert wants one, I mean what are they afraid of?
I have heard all the old tired arguments of pseudo skeptics.
Originally posted by Tennessee77
reply to post by BlueMule
This is a very interesting idea. By no means is it a new one. this is what some refer to as spirituality, some call it a religious experience.
Try reading the book
The evidence is there. Over a 140 years of it.
Originally posted by Astyanax
reply to post by squiz
I'm really not that interested.
Originally posted by Astyanax
If there really was so much evidence, do you think the opinion of a few scientific materialists could keep down the truth?