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    Dr. Chris White Optimistic About Science Spirituality Crossover

    I can't really see that a person's vulnerability to predation is linked to whether their heart is pure or not. I mean, I guess those of weak intellect are somewhat more susceptible to predation, but that doesn't mean that those of weak intellect are morally inferior. David
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    Dr. Chris White Optimistic About Science Spirituality Crossover

    Yes, but I'd really like to see conventional science extended to cover some of this. I'd like to know why we seems to contain a vastly complex biochemistry. I suspect it might be that each time we probe something, more details are created to satisfy us. Yes, but in the end that gives us a...
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    Dr. Chris White Optimistic About Science Spirituality Crossover

    I am pretty sure Idealism is the ultimate answer, but my point is that currently Idealism fails as a scientific theory because it is un-falsifiable. Science can't really operate with a theory in which anything might happen (yes I know that QM opens up that possibility, but only at vanishingly...
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    Dr. Chris White Optimistic About Science Spirituality Crossover

    I almost replied to you, mentioning Bernado Kastrup's idealism. My only problem with his ideas is that seemingly just about anything could happen in his concept of reality. He relies too much on analogies for my taste. I mean if everything is made of thought, there have to be some rules which...
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    Dr. Chris White Optimistic About Science Spirituality Crossover

    I half agree, but that leaves my other half! When people say things like that, I always have the suspicion that they are thinking about other people - not themselves! To even be on this forum you have to have access to a computer - a quintessentially disenchanted modern device - and we are...
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    Alex Tsakiris, host of Skeptiko, interview by Gayle Kimball

    Well I didn't vote for President Trump, because I am British. The problem is that one side is often a lot better than the other, and not voting doesn't seem sensible. The trouble with talk about 'evil', is that it is such an absolute expression. I'd certainly not describe the president as 'evil'...
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    Philosophical Questions About NDEs and the Concept of Life After Death in General

    TruthSeeker, I think my impression of (at least one version of) the larger structure of our total-lives, is that a part of us does retain all the memories, but that actually entering a new life with all the knowledge gained from the previous one, would be a bit like doing a maths exam where...
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    Alex Tsakiris, host of Skeptiko, interview by Gayle Kimball

    Well I dare say that it is conceivable Trump might be nobbled one way or another, but weren't you disappointed by Obama's second term? That probably wouldn't mean that you would not applaud X's first term if it seemed to be going well. What did you think about Hillary's Syria plan? I guess you...
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    Alex Tsakiris, host of Skeptiko, interview by Gayle Kimball

    I think they voted - indeed we all voted - for a total withdrawal from the EU. The EU is extremely slippery and totally undemocratic. If you leave any ties with the EU, it is like leaving small piece of a cancer in your body. The president of the EU, Jean-Claude Juncker was not elected by...
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    Alex Tsakiris, host of Skeptiko, interview by Gayle Kimball

    Why do you respond in little quips, rather than write something a little more substantial? I can't quite understand how my statement that President Trump prefers economic sanctions can be seen as 'absolutism'. I get the feeling that there are a number of people here who hate war as much as I...
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    Alex Tsakiris, host of Skeptiko, interview by Gayle Kimball

    Well here is a map of US vs Russian bases around the world. The picture says it all, I think. https://www.rferl.org/a/where-are-us-and-russian-military-bases-in-the-world/28890842.html American working class people do not have a greater political awareness than the "middle class", they are...
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    Alex Tsakiris, host of Skeptiko, interview by Gayle Kimball

    Well remember that she already had form in the form of many deaths and maimed bodies - in Lybia, Syria, and the Ukraine - I don't think she was pretending. Somehow I feel working class people (the deplorables) often have a greater political awareness than the 'middle class' because they are...
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    Alex Tsakiris, host of Skeptiko, interview by Gayle Kimball

    Where did Pizzagate enter this discussion? The number one reason to hate Hillary, is that as secretary of state, she initiated several wars - none of which could be said to have helped anyone. Furthermore, she had announced her intention as president to step up the war in Syria. What was the...
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    Dr. Chris White Optimistic About Science Spirituality Crossover

    I would never confuse anything with 'spiritual authority', because I do not think such a thing exists. The best we can do, is to attempt to understand reality. David
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    Dr. Chris White Optimistic About Science Spirituality Crossover

    @Alex Thanks for a great interview! I downloaded the podcast and was surprised to find the name of the file is skeptiko-402-christ-white.mp3 ! I hope Chris is going to join the discussion. I'll have more to say after I have thought a little more. David
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