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    Schizophrenia, Possession and Freedom - with Jerry Marzinsky

    I was tremendously encouraged to learn that, at least in Europe, there seems to be a move towards "listening to voices" in a therapeutic context; it's also interesting that if I heard correctly, it's being raised by voice hearers themselves. That alone should be taken notice of by mental health...
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    Marisa Ryan, Certified Psychic Medium Tackles Big Picture Questions |398|

    Well, I say I'm not, but it seems to me that you think I'm telling porkies...perish the thought, I'm deeply insulted, sir.:) There's a little more to this than you know about, but unfortunately my hands are tied and I can't say more. Why not wait for TES's reply, if any? I'd be surprised if he...
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    Marisa Ryan, Certified Psychic Medium Tackles Big Picture Questions |398|

    I've read the post on your blog from which the chart you include comes. I've also read the conversation that follows it in the comments, and I see that I am not alone in finding your prose rather too dense. That doesn't mean that I think you're talking nonsense, more that the density makes it...
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    Schizophrenia, Possession and Freedom - with Jerry Marzinsky

    Thanks for raising this thread, Richard. On the one hand, Jerry Marzinsky strikes me as a sensible and grounded guy. On the other, I can't help myself questioning his interpretation. I suppose it's the old superpsi vs. paranormal phenomena thing; I believe what he says about his experiences...
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    Marisa Ryan, Certified Psychic Medium Tackles Big Picture Questions |398|

    Incredibly interesting, Richard. Not sure quite what to make of it, mind. It'd probably be inappropriate to discuss it here lest I derail the thread. Tell me, is the only place to discuss it on YouTube as there doesn't appear to be a forum or comments section on your site? Also, how does one...
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    Marisa Ryan, Certified Psychic Medium Tackles Big Picture Questions |398|

    Try it now. I think I might have inadvertently messed with one of my browser addons that changes the colour of text and backgrounds. Although I could always see it, you might not have. I hope it's fixed now -- please let me know if it is.
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    Marisa Ryan, Certified Psychic Medium Tackles Big Picture Questions |398|

    I'd say that Darwinism is a striking example of HΩ in the sense that it's regarded of "such importance or virtue that its adoption as truth now stands more important than science itself". It wasn't declared correct at first mention except perhaps by those who saw the only alternative as...
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    Marisa Ryan, Certified Psychic Medium Tackles Big Picture Questions |398|

    Because it's one thing that explains a number of things, and is therefore a more parsimonious explanation than there being a number of things with no readily apparent connection. Some might see as truly "magical incantation" or "linguistic recitation" that which relies on the almost...
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    Marisa Ryan, Certified Psychic Medium Tackles Big Picture Questions |398|

    David, I should perhaps have mentioned that the best place to start is possibly Larson's Beyond Newton: An Explanation of Gravitation. This link will take you to the frontispiece and you can navigate to the sections of that volume from the links at the bottom; thereafter, I find it best to...
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    Marisa Ryan, Certified Psychic Medium Tackles Big Picture Questions |398|

    Have you checked out Dewey B. Larson's stuff here? Plenty on the site including whole books.
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    Mark Booth, Secret History Includes Angels and Demons |396|

    Welcome back, Andrew. Hope to hear more from you in the future!:)
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    Marisa Ryan, Certified Psychic Medium Tackles Big Picture Questions |398|

    I don't know if you've watched the video below, but to my mind it illustrates perfectly Dan Dennett playing with theoretical jargon that doesn't actually mean much or even make much sense. He speaks of Darwinian evolution having "designed" us to appreciate the world as we seem to, even though...
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    Marisa Ryan, Certified Psychic Medium Tackles Big Picture Questions |398|

    Yes, I know. It mentions Bernardo Kastrup, whose philosophy is a form of Idealism. His website is here. There are lots of links there to various of his papers in Scientific American and elsewhere, as well as to his books. You'll also find many of his videos on YouTube. I've been following his...
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    Marisa Ryan, Certified Psychic Medium Tackles Big Picture Questions |398|

    What does the Occam's razor principle say? According to Merriam-Webster, it's a scientific and philosophical rule that entities should not be multiplied unnecessarily which is interpreted as requiring that the simplest of competing theories be preferred to the more complex or that explanations...
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    Computer Code Found in the Universe?

    No real idea what the video meant, but this helped a bit.
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