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  1. Jim_Smith

    Math Consciousness

    A Mathematician’s Lament by Paul Lockhart https://www.maa.org/external_archive/devlin/LockhartsLament.pdf The first thing to understand is that mathematics is an art. The difference between math and the other arts, such as music and painting, is that our culture does not recognize it as such...
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    Free kindle ebook on meditation and on-line course based on teachings of Shinzen Young

    There is a new kindle ebook on meditation based on the teachings of Shinzen Young. It's available for free for a limited time: https://www.amazon.com/Guide-Unified-Mindfulness-Happiness-Anywhere-ebook/dp/B092HMTFZW/ref=sr_1_1 It is based on the free on-line course which is here...
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    Spaceflight Consciousness

    https://nypost.com/2020/11/19/why-the-spacex-ferry-just-truly-launched-a-new-space-age/ Why the SpaceX ‘ferry’ just truly launched a new Space Age By Glenn H. ReynoldsNovember 19, 2020 This week, while Americans on the ground saw the embarrassment of lost counts and found ballots, a part of...
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    Chi and psi wheels

    This video shows a healer who uses chi. Scientists investigate him and are surprised when he shocks them with chi. But what was most interesting to me is that when I was experimenting with a psi wheel I would feel shocks (I called them "snaps") and although I believed the force moving the...
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    Phosphine found in the atmoshpere of Venus may indicate the presence of life.

    Scientists have found evidence of phosphine in the atmoshpere of Venus which may indicate the presence of life. This article is from the google cache, it was posted then withdrawn, possibly it was posted prematurely, the research report is being released tomorrow (Monday 9/14/2020)...
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    The Empathic Brain Network and Spiritual Development

    I posted an article on my blog about the role of the empathic brain network in spiritual development. http://ncu9nc.blogspot.com/2020/09/the-empathic-brain-network-and.html Research has shown that because of the structure of the brain, analytical thinking and empathic thinking are mutually...
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    Looking for examples of NDE's with veridical experiences during a flat EEG.

    I'm looking for examples of NDE's with veridical experiences during a flat EEG. If you know of any and can provide references please post them in this thread. Thanks
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    What are you watching consciousness.

    I'be been watching some of the movies on the YouTube Movies channel that are marked "Free with Ads" I'm using the brave browser and I haven't seen any ads. https://www.youtube.com/movies If you scroll down there is a section "Free to Watch"...
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    How do you relax?

    These are stressful times. Maybe it would be helpful to have a thread about relaxing and turning off stress. I'll start it off with an article from my web site and an article from my blog: Serenity Meditation: https://sites.google.com/site/chs4o8pt/meditation-1#meditation_serenity How to...
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    Temporally entangled particles seem to show purpose, but consciousness is required.

    When you put on your shoes before you go for a walk, the cause of putting on your shoes is going for a walk. The cause comes after the effect. This is called final causality. Final causality indicates purpose. In nature there is mostly efficient causality: the cause comes before the effect...
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    "The Untethered Soul" by Michael Singer

    (An updated version of this post can be found on my blog; https://ncu9nc.blogspot.com/2019/08/the-untethered-soul-by-michael-singer.html) I have been reading "The Untetherd Soul" by Michael Singer. I highly recommend this book. Singer offers a somewhat different perspective on certain aspects...
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    Science is wrong to reject the aquatic ape theory of human origins.

    Darwinists love to say how similar humans are to chimps genetically. But then, why are humans so different from chimps. Chimps are hairy and walk on four legs. Humans have little hair and are bipedal. Scientists used to think it was because when human ancestors left the forest and moved onto the...
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    The exception that proves the rule .... Replying to an old thread that is locked.

    http://www.skeptiko-forum.com/threads/promissory-materialism-isnt-even-plausible-is-it-contradicted-by-historical-facts.1993/post-60291 The most common meaning of "the exception that proves the rule" is that by stating an exception, a rule is implied. A sign that says "parking prohibited on...
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    How easily you can be fooled by lack of imagination

    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1061710823209558017.html This works especially well if they are trying to convince a person of something that supports or is somehow consistent with preexisting and strongly held beliefs because in that situation people will be less likely to look for...
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    The women who woke up with foreign accents - 60 Minutes Australia

    The women who woke up with foreign accents - 60 Minutes Australia
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    Hacking your brain chemistry

    This thread is for discussions on how to hack your brain chemistry without drugs. I'll start things off with these articles from my blog and web site: How to use meditation to produce spiritual experiences by setting up a feedback loop in the brain that increases production of dopamine...
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    The Parasympathetic Nervous System And Spiritual Development

    I've posted elsewhere in the forums about fact that the analytical / rational neural network in the brain and the empathic / intuitive network cannot both be in use at the same time. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/252241.php Brain Can't Empathize And Analyze At Same Time, New Study...
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