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    Dr. Gregory Shushan, Making the Case For Cross-Cultural NDEs |422|

    I like that idea in that at least matches what i know. But its testable. Maybe. Heard of meditation induced NDE's? I think its been covered here.
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    Dr. Gregory Shushan, Making the Case For Cross-Cultural NDEs |422|

    It might be real. I know I do not know! But the history of its popularity is this: Rossi's ECAT is a fraud and was caught cheating. TWICE! Once with LENR and earlier in his career! And I love this post as it seems one of LENR's supporters is getting his own bitter comeuppance! I mean that...
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    Dr. Gregory Shushan, Making the Case For Cross-Cultural NDEs |422|

    Hah! She wants to know but their is nothing to test. Well, nothing worth it given her values. So much for objectivity in our market based economy! If you can call those institutions market based! That's laughable! Its well known tests of out of body consciousness turn up as not "objective-ly"...
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    Dr. Gregory Shushan, Making the Case For Cross-Cultural NDEs |422|

    To be fair, I was critiquing revealed religion and stories like found within singular NDE acounts. It takes more is my point and convergence of evidence to change a paradigm. Or a successful product, like if Rossi actually sold a working LENR device to consumers at Lowe's or Home Depot. Religion...
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    a third type of skepticism

    The materialist skeptics didn't doubt, they believed. Skeptiko believes -- also not doubt. They have a point of view, a worldview, a point of contention which is held in abeyance. So they all have content. But you mean truth. What is truth without a purpose? It's the difference between a...
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    a third type of skepticism

    My perception is that the early shows were skeptical but now he is a believer. Oversimplied? yes. No concern over the justice makers / creators etc. I am simply looking for unusually aware people. I am just a guy talking on a forum! :) Bad skeptics? Like novella and randi?You can't really...
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    Dr. Gregory Shushan, Making the Case For Cross-Cultural NDEs |422|

    Emulations have causal powers, simulations exist within computers. The bridge between the two ideas is neuromorphic engineering.
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    Dr. Gregory Shushan, Making the Case For Cross-Cultural NDEs |422|

    The world is far more complex than what we can understand. So religion is mostly wrong by default since knowledge grows over time. Is god a giant conscious database or a dead one that we attribute life too?
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    Dr. Gregory Shushan, Making the Case For Cross-Cultural NDEs |422|

    I am glad she is around only to demonstrate it takes more than experience to change your worldview. And she is not alone in her stubbornness. Some people want to know while others, like myself, recognize its impossible. Moody's shared NDE occured in 1994. Supposedly he fully came around to a...
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    a third type of skepticism

    The premise behind skeptiko 2.0 is that something does oversee, create and distribute justice. But everyone can see empirically that doesn't happen on earth. No religion understands creation, nor does any philosophy have clear answers. I don't claim there is no justice, just that we don't...
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    a third type of skepticism

    Tell my sister that before she commits suicide from hearing voices. I agree in theory, but in practice...
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    Dr. Gregory Shushan, Making the Case For Cross-Cultural NDEs |422|

    I cannot go any further than that. It's like asking if aliens have NDE's. But its clear whatever exists beyond this life, after this life, has no history we know of.
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    Dr. Gregory Shushan, Making the Case For Cross-Cultural NDEs |422|

    Except for the die hard believers. Yes, they exist! I don't have time to find the appropriate moment, but its well known what she believes despite her experience: And she isn't the only one.
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    Dr. Gregory Shushan, Making the Case For Cross-Cultural NDEs |422|

    Money makes the world go round. If only someone had on their phone in app that would allow people to get paid for their consultation service. Even better if common questions could be answered and paid via crowdsourcing. Even better if their was an accurate feedback mechanism that was far...
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    a third type of skepticism

    https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/n5TqCuizyJDfAPjkr/the-baby-eating-aliens-1-8
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    a third type of skepticism

    I think i mostly set off the wrong flags initially. Its hard to convey positions effeciently unless there is a culture behind it. I know now i ought to name my ideas something else as it runs the risk of being appropriated into the fake news category.
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    a third type of skepticism

    Peer review is expensive in various ways. Who has to pay? We all do. But profit is laid down by policy and policy...well you see the problems? Right to the exercise of science -- which is power manifesting itself through social policy! Granted, lots of reasons to not use science or skepticism --...
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    a third type of skepticism

    I basically agree with all of that, but wish a legitimate form of social doubt was applied more broadly among the public, not among certain 'others' you have not named. If you want to define it out of existence feel free, but then i will just use different words to carefully describe what i...
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    a third type of skepticism

    We cannot disentangle the meaning of words from their social context. This doesn't mean we cannot come to agreement, but perhaps efforts to do so are much harder than generally recognized. If labels get in the way than its useful to use different words since we all have fairly inaccurate...
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    a third type of skepticism

    It must be a definitional issue then that cannot be resolved with typing at a keyboard. Truth is more complex than objective truth -- yes or no? Are their truths that are cultural? For example ethics clearly relies on social constructions yet its clear different methods of understanding ethics...
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