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    Mod+ Agency and Wilson's "The Robot"

    This thread is restricted to those who accept mind is not equal to brain. Let's begin with an excerpt from Gary Lachman's Beyond the Robot: The Life and Work of Colin Wilson: "In “Existential Psychology: A Novelist’s Approach,” Wilson wrote “When I learned to type, I had to do it painfully and...
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    Skeptiko Transcripts

    I miss the days when all of the interviews had full transcripts. Can the Skeptiko community find a way to fund, automate or volunteer the production of transcripts? If this idea does not resonate with you, please don't reply. thanks
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    The richest families in Florence in 1427 are still the richest families in Florence

    http://qz.com/694340/the-richest-families-in-florence-in-1427-are-still-the-richest-families-in-florence/ http://qz.com/301150/this-is-the-proof-that-the-1-have-been-running-the-show-for-800-years/
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    Naturalism and Bell's Theorem

    Can anyone point me to a naturalist writer/philosopher who discusses implications of non-locality? I understand that Bell's theorem has been confirmed by experiment and so is part of the current realm of science knowledge.
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    Scientists debate a new way of understanding flora

    An interesting article about how some plant phenomena may be indicative of consciousness. http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2013/12/23/131223fa_fact_pollan?currentPage=all
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    Mod+ Spoon bending

    In his book, “Travels”, Michael Crichton shares many interesting experiences. One is about his experience with spoon bending: http://www.michaelcrichton.net/books-travels-spoonbending.html I found this account interesting and wanted to try this myself. The Monroe Institute offers one...
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    Gene Expression Changes With Meditation

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131208090343.htm
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    Inheritance of an acquired charateristic?

    http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2013/11/15/mice-inherit-the-fears-of-their-fathers/ tip of the hat to The Daily Grail.
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    Mod+ planning life events versus karma

    Would like to make this thread Mod+ for discussion by those who accept consciousness is not equal to brain. Some people express the position that major events in one's physical embodiment life are planned during pre-life and agreed to by the participant. I quote Robert Perry, but the point...
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    Tibetan Book of Dead & NDEs

    I found this article to be interesting. http://www.scribd.com/doc/174358993/Tibetan-Book-of-the-Dead-and-Modern-Accounts-of-Death-A-Comparative-Analysis
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