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    For those looking to tease their brains

    Just wanted to pass on this site that has captivated me for the last couple weeks. The site is Rankk.org and it is for those who enjoy logic based puzzles, riddles, cryptograms, math problems and the like. It has about 325 challenges with increasing difficulty spread out over 9 levels (though...
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    Arouet's discussion about NDE's

    I'm sorry Gabriel, but you're just off-base on almost every level here. The fact that this study is completely self-selected and uncontrolled is a major issue that must be taken account to accurately interpret this study. That's selection bias within the NDE scale not to mention the greater...
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    Reply box being cut off since iOS update?

    Have any other iPhone users been finding that since the big iOS update when replying to posts the word recommendations cover the line you are typing?
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    New Bernardo Kastrup Paper: What Neuroimaging of the Psychedelic State Tells Us about the Mind-Body

    Thanks to Sciborg for posting this paper in another thread. I've created the thread here in order to focus on this paper, and hopefully catch Bernardo's attention, as I know he stops by from time to time. What Neuroimaging of the Psychedelic State Tells Us about the Mind-Body Problem I've...
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    Statisticians issue warning over misuse of P values

    The controversy over P values continues. The American Statistical Association has released a warning about the broad misuse of P values and lays out 6 principles for proper use and interpretation of them: Nature Article ASA News Release on Statement ASA statement on p-values: context, process...
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    Statisticians issue warning over misuse of P values

    The controversy over P values continues. The American Statistical Association has released a warning about the broad misuse of P values and lays out 6 principles for proper use and interpretation of them: Nature Article ASA News Release on Statement ASA Statement
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    Gravitational Waves Detected?

    This could be interesting! We've Found Gravitational Waves. Now What?
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    Physics for Dummies [Resources]

    The purpose of this thread is to to help members without a science background have a basic understanding of the physics concepts that often play an important role in many of the discussions that go on in this forum so that they may better be able to follow and participate in the higher level...
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    Dean Radin's Double Slit Experiments

    A discussion about this paper got started in the quote thread, thought it deserved its own thread. Here is the paper: http://deanradin.com/evidence/Radin2012doubleslit.pdf
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    Arouet's (incomplete) analysis of Chapter IV of Phantasms

    I was going to wait until it was complete but because Bertha keeps on bringing this up as evidence of my so-called dishonesty I am going to post my incomplete work. Bertha and I agreed awhile back to each read something recommended by the other for discussion. Bertha suggested I read Chapter...
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    How to Find a Parallel Universe (article)

    Interesting article about upcoming Cern experiments looking for evidence of parallel universes: How To Find A Parallel Universe: Cern Boosts Data Intelligence I have no idea how sound the hypothesis they are testing is, but good to see that efforts are being made in this direction!
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    First-Ever Photo of Light Behaving as Both a Wave and a Particle

    Newsweek article: Here’s The First-Ever Photo of Light Behaving as Both a Wave and a Particle
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    Study: People Can be Convinced They Committed a Crime that Never Happened

    Haven't read the original paper, but really interesting study about inducing false memories. Article: http://www.disabled-world.com/news/pressreleases/convinced.php Abstract: http://pss.sagepub.com/content/early/2015/01/14/0956797614562862.abstract
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    Mind and muscle strength

    Haven't read the full paper yet, but very interesting article on how though mental imagery alone, one can affect one's muscle strength: Article: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/12/141231154012.htm Paper: http://jn.physiology.org/content/112/12/3219
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    The CIA's use of Torture

    I am sure there is going to be a lot to discuss about this as the details come out: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/12/09/the-most-gruesome-moments-in-the-cia-torture-report.html Some pretty disturbing tales. Particularly relevant to this forum, though, is the skeptical angle -...
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    Tallis: What Neuroscience Cannot Tell us about Ourselves

    This thread stems from Sciborg's posts in several threads referencing Raymond Tallis' article What Neuroscience Cannot Tell us about Ourselves. I'm going to go through the article, which I had not read prior to Sciborg posting it, laying out what I agree with and what I don't. I'll point out...
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    $3.8M grant to study integrated naturopathic cancer treatment

    Something to keep an eye on: http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/putting-unconventional-medicine-to-the-test-major-grant-will-fund-study-of-cancer-treatment Looks like it will be an 11 year project so won't be much news for awhile. The grant is private, from an anonymous foundation.
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    Does it matter?

    Tim asked a question in the Victor Stenger thread (http://www.skeptiko-forum.com/threads/victor-stenger.1232/) that got me thinking. I think it does matter. Or rather: it should. I created a new thread in order to broaden this out from just the Stenger context to our online relationships...
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    Victor Stenger

    Victor Stenger, Physicist and Prolific Atheist Author, is Dead at 79
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    We know what you’re thinking: Scientists find a way to read minds

    Has this been posted yet? Pretty cool: http://www.foxnews.com/science/2014/03/28/know-what-youre-thinking-scientists-find-way-to-read-minds/
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