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    Thoughts about the popularity of this forum

    Thanks for your comments Kamarling, I remember you as well. You've been posting here for some time now! The reason I stopped posting was more because life has taken me in other directions, not really because of the forum rules, but I thought I would suggest a reason why the population has...
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    Thoughts about the popularity of this forum

    On a quick aside, the mechanics of the forum are far superior to the old forum. Well done for the upgrade!
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    Thoughts about the popularity of this forum

    Thanks for your long reply David, especially the explanation of the spirit of the modding in this newer forum. Thinking back to the old forum, I can see why some greater moderation is necessary. Although I think a lot of the sceptical arguments are valid, in many situations people are talking...
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    Thoughts about the popularity of this forum

    Hi David, I used to post on the old Skeptiko forum a few years ago and I just happened to check today after a year or so. Apart from a busy life leading me away from forum posting, I think I stopped posting after the form changed to a newer format and then what I saw was the imposition of many...
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    what is the nature of creativity?

    I can buy the idea of mediumship for creativity, but where I would differ is instead of the idea of a higher self as the source, it would be the strands of thought and memory that is embedded in the subconscious, the ideas that are vetoed before they can come to fruition. In fact, I believe that...
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    what is the nature of creativity?

    Hi Michael, dreams certainly have a big impact on the creative process. The "self" in the dream a complete version of the waking version. Perspective can radically change during these episodes, allowing the synthesis of different strands of thought and ideas than would be otherwise accessible...
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    what is the nature of creativity?

    I think creativity is a synthesis process, where pre-existent patterns of thought, expression, relationships are synthesised into forms that appear novel to the observer because they have forced a perspective shift. The greater the shift, the greater the impact of the creation. I think that as...
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    ---Introduce yourself---

    Hi, I'm Vesalius. I was a member of the original Skeptiko forum, but my posts dwindled along with my free time (I have an 18 month year old and another on the way). Hello to everyone who I have shared a discussion with before and all those who have joined since! I am originally from the UK...
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