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  1. David Bailey

    Claire Broad, Psychic Mediumship and Science |427|

    What you are saying - and I agree - is that there is no totally understandable reason why physical life should have any value if there is an afterlife. That might be true, but by exactly the same, rather simplistic argument, there is no point in watching a play or reading a novel because the...
  2. David Bailey

    Claire Broad, Psychic Mediumship and Science |427|

    Yes but that misses out research such as that performed by Ian Stevenson, and others (to name just one example). I mean re-incarnation busts the conventional paradigm wide open, doesn't it? From my perspective you have too much faith, not so much in science as such, but in the ability of modern...
  3. David Bailey

    Claire Broad, Psychic Mediumship and Science |427|

    It is really instructive to look at some other areas of science, because science has acquired an infuriating habit of coming to a conclusion too early, or generalising too much, and then as contrary evidence comes in, endlessly dragging their feet asking for yet more evidence. To take just one...
  4. David Bailey

    Trump Consciousness

    Sorry I don't understand what that comment means. Yes I meant that sort of quoting - it links everything together so nicely. David
  5. David Bailey

    Claire Broad, Psychic Mediumship and Science |427|

    I think by now the boot should be on the other foot. Instead of orthodox science endlessly requiring more proof, they should try to explain how their scheme of things can explain a whole range of phenomena that we discuss here. Claire gives lots of examples in her book, and she may have quoted...
  6. David Bailey

    Trump Consciousness

    Well as I see it, you have this situation. One side is very strong militarily and wants to hold on to the territory that it has. The other side is very weak. Traditionally the weak side would sue for peace - which the Arabs could have done decades back. Instead, they feel that their God is the...
  7. David Bailey

    Claire Broad, Psychic Mediumship and Science |427|

    Yes, Kekulé, but since he was a chemist, his mind was steeped in the problem. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/August_Kekul%C3%A9#Kekul%C3%A9's_dream IMHO it was insightful, but not that great a leap. In those days people used the simple concept of valency - akin to some click together building...
  8. David Bailey

    Claire Broad, Psychic Mediumship and Science |427|

    It might be very interesting to find a collection of scientific problems that could relatively easily be solved unambiguously, but have not been. These could be tested on psychics and then solved conventionally. For example: The detailed layout of the atoms within molecules of certain suitably...
  9. David Bailey

    Trump Consciousness

    Vortex, Please remember to use the quoting mechanism - I'd have liked to click the backlink to find out which TES comment reminded you of that! David
  10. David Bailey

    Trump Consciousness

    Right - now I am pleased that you say that! Now ask yourself why Hamas would tell (let's be honest coerce) people to go to the border unarmed and try to pull it down? What is their intention? is it: a) To make martyrs of its unarmed civilians? b) Use the cover to try to get...
  11. David Bailey

    Claire Broad, Psychic Mediumship and Science |427|

    Everyone - this is an interesting subject, and it is a pity to make obscure comments like that. Say what you mean! David
  12. David Bailey

    Claire Broad, Psychic Mediumship and Science |427|

    I have always assumed that schizophrenia must be related to inherent ψ abilities in some way. I feel that also. I am a little older than you - 70 on Saturday. I attribute it to a Skeptiko effect - making me aware of just how likely it is that life goes on after death. Well ..... I'd still not...
  13. David Bailey

    Claire Broad, Psychic Mediumship and Science |427|

    Alex, That was the best interview for some time. I'd like to start with your question, Science probably won't ask any interesting questions of mediums if it can avoid it, but I think it would be interesting to know: a) What is it all for - after perfecting ourselves over many...
  14. David Bailey

    Trump Consciousness

    Well maybe some people can do that, but try to get a whole population to stop hating while people are blowing them and their kids to pieces - it is tough. Well they should read about Ghandi (probably hard because he wasn't a Muslim) . They must somehow stop Hamas using them to fight a war. As...
  15. David Bailey

    Trump Consciousness

    Please explain how Israel should cope with this situation? Should they: a) Let Palestinians break the border down (which is their aim) and accept that as a result some bombs will explode on buses, and other crowded locations inside Israel. b) Do what they are doing now. c)...
  16. David Bailey

    Trump Consciousness

    Steve, The point is that many previous presidents have grappled with this problem, you can't compare Trump's performance with a vacuum, it really only makes sense to compare troubles now with what they were under previous presidents. The troubles at the border work as follows: Hamas would...
  17. David Bailey

    Trump Consciousness

    I think it is fair to say that no serious outbreaks of warfare have occurred in the last 3 years. Here is a nice graph of the numbers of people killed in the -Israel-Palestine dispute, and inconveniently it stops at 2014 - can anyone supply a more up-to-date graph...
  18. David Bailey

    Trump Consciousness

    I think that what this piece fails to take into account, is that Trump has had to weave between the following aims: 1) Following his own policy of using military power to frustrate aggressive regimes until they fall from within or become more reasonable. He clearly avoids military...
  19. David Bailey

    Trump Consciousness

    I think I'd covered all the rest in an earlier post - but yes, science has simply pushed outside the boundaries of what it knows, but you wouldn't think it without pushing a bit. Of course, none of that means in itself that the other side is right, and few of us are experts in the exact...
  20. David Bailey

    David Mathisen, Do Ancient Star Myths Tell the Same Story? |426|

    Since you obviously have read Velikovsky 's books, why not write a longish post (preferably in a new thread, so it will get discussed at greater length) about what you feel that picture is? Although I knew of the man, I haven't read his works, and one thing that somewhat puts me off, is that he...
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