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    5D Political Compass (and other political tests)

    Just found a political attitudes / positions test that much more precise, complex and insightful than the infamous "(2-Dimensional) Political Compass" - 5-Dimensional Political Compass: http://www.abtirsi.com/quiz2.php I tested it on myself, and with some wonderful results. Here is the...
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    Happy New 2018 Year!!!

    Hello everyone here, I wish happy New Year to all who is still here on Skeptiko, and the ones who just entered the forum. The recent year (only a pair of days left of it...) was probably the hardest for the Skeptiko podcast and forum. Many (if not most) people have left, completely or (like...
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    Psience Quest Chronicles

    Hello, this is the Psience Quest forum calling! :D I decided to start a thread on Skeptiko related to the Psience Quest events and news, so the members of Skeptiko who have not joined it already may have additional encouragement for doing so. And the most important event for now is the first...
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    Plasco Building Collapse: Yet Another Covert Controlled Demolition?

    Recently, a disaster happened in Iran: a fire in a high-rise Plasco Building... which, suddenly and unexpectedly, lead to its fast, complete, vertical collapse. A collapse, which, according to the Architects and Engineers for 9-11 Truth, suspiciously resembles the very likely - if not virtually...
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    SKEPTIKO 10TH ANNIVERSARY - CONGRATULATIONS!!!

    Congratulations, Alex and everyone here - today, January 7th 2017, is Skeptiko Podcast (and, later, also Forum) 10th birthday!!! :D:D:D Alex's first interview was the one with Rupert Sheldrake on January 7th 2007, which was the start of a very long path of learning, exploration and development...
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    Robert McLuhan is back, and online SPR's Psi Encyclopedia is following him

    Well, I suppose everyone here is familiar with Robert McLuhan, author of the "Randi's Prize" book, Council Member of the Society for Psychical Research (SPR) and blogger. Recently, he found himself involved in a preparation of the online Psi Encyclopedia, which is currently being prepared by the...
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    2015 PA/SPR Joint Convention Book of Abstracts

    A very long list of quite detailed abstracts of the works presented at the upcoming Joint Convention of the Parapsychological Association and the Society of Psychical Research is here! My personal attention was caught by Robert McLuhan's preview of the online encyclopedia of parapsychology and...
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    Titus Rivas, Anny Dirven and Rudolf Smit Present a Compenduim of Veridical (and Verified) NDEs

    The three NDE researchers - including Smithy from Skeptiko forums (Rudolf Smit) has collaborated 78 case studies of veridical NDEs in a single volume. As soon as they gather enough money to publish it in English, we will have an invaluable source of quick reference and information concerning...
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    Parapsychology at the National Academy of Sciences of USA?! We might be moving towards acceptance...

    Dean Radin's latest blog post is describing the workshop "Frontiers of Consciousness", held at the Beckman Center at the University of California, Irvine, the West Coast center for the US National Academy of Sciences (NAS). This is promising. I remember it was exactly NAS that denounced...
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    Psychic crimes: should we change our law to recognize and prosecute intentional cursing and hexing?

    As I said in my personal introduction on the new Skeptiko forum, I have an education of a lawyer. One of my most vivid and interesting memories about it is the criminal law lesson describing the attempts to commit crime and its prosecution. In Russian law, attempt can be prosecuted if the crime...
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    Marianne Williamson for Congress? Spritiuality is going into the world of politics

    Marianne Williamson, a spirtual teacher and a participant of (Ex-)TEDxWestHollywood event, are now going to the US Congress no less! Well, it is highly unusual for the pro-spirituality, pro-paranormal person to aim at the Congress position! I, generally, like the idea. If we, spiritual...
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    The tipping point is here and now?

    Recently, Penny Satori released her book "The Wisdom of Near-Death Experiences". During the launch of the book, the series of articles were published in Daily Mail, dealing with topics like veridical NDEs, precognitive NDEs and children's NDEs. This series of articles was astonishingly...
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    Happy New 2014 Year!!!

    HAPPY NEW 2014 YEAR TO EVERYONE!!! :D The first year after the proclaimed change of epochs (2012, you remember?) ;) has passed... almost. Only a pair of days left. I would be out of my town (and my PC) for a week, so this is my last post of 2013. We had a hot year - the TEDx conflict...
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    Mutual compatibility of physical and spiritual immortality

    Recently, in one of his latest interviews, Sam Parnia complained that he regularly receives proposals from the people who learned about the potential of the modern resuscitation techniques, as well as NDEs and ADEs (actual death experiences). So they want to be killed and revived, performing a...
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