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    Steve Taylor, On Scientism, Spirituality and Going Softly |500|

    Happy 500th podcast! :D
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    Coronavirus Pandemic

    LS, do you think this essay of mine has gone a small bit too far with its claim that the mainstream science is effectively dead? Maybe it is, but the Covid-1984 debacle was a real game-changer for me, a last straw that finally broke the mule's back, inspiring my act of (anti-)academic apostasy...
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    Coronavirus Pandemic

    The most important in such situations are being able to discern between: 1) the empirically observable actual events; 2) a (possibly distorted and / or exxagerated) representation of the actual events by the information sources; 3) a (possibly misleading and / or misguided) interpretation of...
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    Coronavirus Pandemic

    Recently I published a small essay on one of the other sites where I post, that sounds a bit too radical even to myself. Yet, in the light of recent events (or maybe I should say "in the dark of the recent events" - there is not much light out there nowadays) its polemic force may be even...
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    Bruce Greyson, Near-Death Experience Pioneer |494|

    There is no audio file - the interview was in the written format from the start. This means, I formulated my questions and sent them to Greyson via e-mail - and then he sent me his answers. As for my avatar: thanks for the compliment. :) It is the Star of Chaos. For me, it is the symbol of...
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    Bruce Greyson, Near-Death Experience Pioneer |494|

    Meanwhile, Greyson has just participated in another interview - with me being the interviewer. This is a written interview on the Psience Quest forum: https://psiencequest.net/forums/thread-psience-quest-interview-no-6-bruce-greyson?pid=42410#pid42410 Anyone here who is a Psience Quest forum...
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    Dr. Dan Wilson, Covid-19 Mask Science |490|

    Yes, I do plan outdoor activities during the coming warm season – how could it be otherwise? Or did you think I spend all my lifetime in front of a screen? If you did, it was a false guess. The main activities I plan are: 1) helping my parents at their dacha; 2) swimming at lakes and rivers...
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    Dr. Dan Wilson, Covid-19 Mask Science |490|

    You'll be surprised, but on this one I actually agree with you. A person doomed to a drudgery within a bureaucratic corporate machine can and do very literally experience a touch of the Void of Not-Existence in its negative aspect of willlessness. Boredom, apathy, ennui - all of these, if...
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    Dr. Dan Wilson, Covid-19 Mask Science |490|

    Well, I never talk about simulation, since such concept requires something which is being simulated, thus remaining outside simulation, being "real". I prefer to talk about a shared dream, since this is what I think our existence literally is - innumerable streams of by-Selves-created and...
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    The Infantile Psychology of Conspiracy Deniers

    Eric, if one's worldview - you worldview, in this case - is irreconcilably incompatible with the one of a group of others (most other Skeptiko forum members, partially including me, in this case), this means that polemics is totally pointless (no one will ever give up, neither you nor we) and...
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    Dr. Dan Wilson, Covid-19 Mask Science |490|

    The side of a debate that demands the censorship, surveillance and persecution for their opponents, may be declared a loser in a debate: only easily demonstrable falsehoods require silencing criticism.
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    Dr. Dan Wilson, Covid-19 Mask Science |490|

    Yes, Eric is somewhat different from most conspiracy deniers. He, to an extent, can be called a rare remnant of the Old Right - the Right that supported the system and approved the authority, while the Old Left attacked it relentlessly. Interestingly, nowadays the sides has swapped their roles...
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    Dr. Dan Wilson, Covid-19 Mask Science |490|

    Psychologisation is a two-edged sword, Eric - it can be easily reversed and redirected to a psychologiser himself / herself: https://off-guardian.org/2021/03/12/on-the-psychology-of-the-conspiracy-denier/
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    Dr. Dan Wilson, Covid-19 Mask Science |490|

    What is most important now is... https://www.globalresearch.ca/collapse-trust-public-health
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    Dr. Dan Wilson, Covid-19 Mask Science |490|

    Meanwhile... https://www.globalresearch.ca/cdc-canceled-google-facebook-covid-heresy
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    Dr. Dan Wilson, Covid-19 Mask Science |490|

    Wow. Really, wow. Empirical evidence and rational arguments are "dumb" now. Only a blind trust in the pronouncements of the authority figures is what is smart, apparently. And yes - it is AUTHORITY FIGURES, absolutely nothing more: scientific heretics and apostates usually know at least no less...
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    Dr. Dan Wilson, Covid-19 Mask Science |490|

    Your understanding of how an actual real-world science (not idealised philosophical abstaction of "the Science") works is ridiculously and miserably inadeqate. Mainstream science had given up genuine innovation and progress decades ago, turning into an ersatz-religion, a kind of a secular...
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    Dr. Dan Wilson, Covid-19 Mask Science |490|

    With most parts removed, it becomes somewhat agreeable. ;)
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    Dr. Dan Wilson, Covid-19 Mask Science |490|

    Alex, it would be a great idea to have Denis Rancourt as a show guest. Since he answered your inquiries, there is a chance he will agree to be interviewed as well.
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    Dr. Dan Wilson, Covid-19 Mask Science |490|

    On masks specifically, no (as far as I know). The question here is EllisR's clear intent to preemptively dismiss every criticism of the institutional position.
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