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    Do psi phenomena violate any of the known laws of physics?

    Do psi phenomena violate any of the known laws of physics? If they do, which ones do they violate?
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    What exactly do you believe NDEs demonstrate?

    What exactly do you believe NDEs ("near-death experiences") demonstrate?
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    Are you a realist or an idealist?

    Definitions: Thus defined, are you a realist or an idealist?
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    Intelligent Design Movement: Science or Pseudoscience?

    Are the advocates in the intelligent design movement (an offshoot of creation science) promoting science or pseudoscience? Also, are the advocates believers or proponents? (I have been informed by the powers that be on this forum that a believer is someone who accepts a belief strictly on faith...
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    Are you a skeptic or a proponent?

    Are you a skeptic or a believer?
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    The Arguments "For" and "Against" Creative Intelligence (Human or Divine)

    First, the argument against creative intelligence: We once thought that the apparent design we see exhibited in biological organisms (e.g. an eyeball) requires the creativity of divine intelligence. But we now know that this is not true. We need only invoke genetic evolution (random variation...
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    Parapsychology: Science or Pseudoscience?

    Is parapsychology a science or pseudoscience? You tell me. Also, why do you think parapsychology is so controversial? Addendum: The following is a link to a paper published in the "The Journal of Parapsychology." It raises issues pertinent to the subject matter of this thread, namely, that...
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    Why was consciousness naturally selected?

    On the materialist view, consciousness is considered an epiphenomenon. That is, it is a causally inert by-product. (To argue otherwise is to presuppose free will and therefore some kind of dualism.) So, this raises the question: Why was consciousness naturally selected? (Something that is...
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    What Most People Fail to Understand about the Concept of Free Will

    Definitions: Comments: Regardless on how you define "free will," it must be compatible with either determinism or indeterminism. Why? Because those are the only two logical possibilities. (If anyone here believes that there is another possibility, then please share it with us.) This is what...
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    Questions Concerning Consciousness and Its Relation to Quantum Mechanics

    I'm interested in consciousness and its relation (if any) to quantum mechanics. Questions: What relation (if any) does consciousness have with quantum mechanics? What is the difference between the collapse of the wave function and decoherence? What constitutes an observation in the context of...
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    Is self-awareness axiomatic (self-evident) or illusory?

    Is self-awareness axiomatic (self-evident) or illusory?
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    Sam Harris vs. B. Alan Wallace

    What exactly is the difference between the views of Sam Harris and B. Alan Wallace? Both seem to be proponents of some kind of "contemplative science." Yet, there appears to be a rift between these two thinkers.
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