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    My new book on precognitive dreams

    "More to the point, it is obviously VERY important to somehow limit the amount of interpretation that you permit yourself." Good point, David. Essentially, I don't allow myself any interpretation. In evaluating the strength of these cases, I make a list of the correlations between dream and...
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    My new book on precognitive dreams

    You can see a detailed account of one of my precognitive dreams on the Amazon site. Use the "Look Inside" feature for the Kindle (not the paperback) version of my book. It's on the last few pages displayed, and is called "The Man Beneath The Spinning Blades." Remember: this is the sort of thing...
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    My new book on precognitive dreams

    Thanks for the great question, David! When I began my experiment in precognitive dreaming, I too was familiar with the general concept. And for a variety of reasons, I suspected the phenomenon might be genuine. But I was just emerging from several decades as a near-militant skeptic. And while...
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    My new book on precognitive dreams

    Thanks, David. I just checked it out, but it's apparently too old be listed there. Anyway, finding that old thread isn't important. I'm much happier with the way I talk about these things now. :)
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    My new book on precognitive dreams

    Hi everyone—I used to be a regular contributor here, and I've stopped by to show you what this Skeptiko graduate has been up to. Here's a description of some of the book's surprising features: http://brucesiegel.net/2017/08/31/dreams-that-come-true-a-phenomenon-reconsidered/ Looking forward to...
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    Mod+ 279. SIMON GREEN ON PLANT MEDICINE AND PLANT SPIRITS

    Jim, thanks for posting this. As a longtime advocate of responsible psychedelics use, I love reading this. It's such a clear-cut success story that it sounded almost too good to be true. So I visited the Reddit page of the author to read some of his other posts. Almost all on other subjects...
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    Mod+ 279. SIMON GREEN ON PLANT MEDICINE AND PLANT SPIRITS

    I'm happy for you Michael! I haven't visited this forum for a while, so I don't know if this is a sudden change of heart for you or a gradual shift, but after our past debates on the value of these medicines, it's wonderful to see you opening to new possibilities. My first ayahuasca journey in...
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    Mod+ Would you like to participate in a Dream Experiment?

    Thanks, Ian! It's the discussion I'm interested in.
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    Mod+ Would you like to participate in a Dream Experiment?

    Hi K9! Please add me to the conversation. Thanks!
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    Mod+ 258. JOHN MICHAEL GREER ON OUR MYTH OF PROGRESS

    Eating habits say nothing about relative worth. When a bird eats an insect, does it mean that the bird thinks itself superior to the insect? I doubt it! Well, it's the same for me when, for example, I eat a fish. Here's another way to look at it. I doubt that any of us on this forum would...
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    Mod+ 258. JOHN MICHAEL GREER ON OUR MYTH OF PROGRESS

    Michael said: But you haven't explained to me -- what's even slightly damning about this: "By fostering a deep sense of connection to others and to the earth in all its dimensions, holistic education encourages a sense of responsibility to self to others and to the planet." And when you've...
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    Mod+ 258. JOHN MICHAEL GREER ON OUR MYTH OF PROGRESS

    Michael, I've been staying out of this discussion, but following it with some curiosity because you were presenting a side of environmentalism -- a dark side -- I haven't much considered. So when I saw these quotes today -- some of them pretty damning -- I thought I'd follow up on one or two to...
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    Mod+ 257. DR. DIANE POWELL FINDS TELEPATHY AMONG AUTISTIC SAVANT CHILDREN

    David wasn't talking about ethics either! Here's his full comment:
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    Mod+ 257. DR. DIANE POWELL FINDS TELEPATHY AMONG AUTISTIC SAVANT CHILDREN

    I'm surprised you read it that way. In writing that comment, ethics weren't on my mind in the least.
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    Mod+ 257. DR. DIANE POWELL FINDS TELEPATHY AMONG AUTISTIC SAVANT CHILDREN

    It's a matter of emphasis, KMarantz. David Bailey and I are responding to the fact that, in general, you downplay the role of emotions in experiments of this kind, and in science in general. As when David said: "A good experiment in this context would care greatly about the emotional state of...
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    Mod+ 257. DR. DIANE POWELL FINDS TELEPATHY AMONG AUTISTIC SAVANT CHILDREN

    OK. So here's a chance to clarify what you mean. If psi is a real human ability, then doesn't it make sense that like other abilities (sports, music, etc) it would manifest most robustly when subjects are highly motivated to perform? And if that's the case, then when designing a psi...
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    Mod+ 257. DR. DIANE POWELL FINDS TELEPATHY AMONG AUTISTIC SAVANT CHILDREN

    That's complete nonsense. With experiments like Dr. Powell's that involve human subjects, downplaying the role of emotions and motivations is like doing physics without considering the effects of gravity.
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    Mod+ 257. DR. DIANE POWELL FINDS TELEPATHY AMONG AUTISTIC SAVANT CHILDREN

    Thanks for clarifying this -- I see now that my grasp of the experiment was not entirely accurate. I'm really looking forward to a fuller explanation when she publishes.
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    Mod+ 257. DR. DIANE POWELL FINDS TELEPATHY AMONG AUTISTIC SAVANT CHILDREN

    JK, one of us must be confused about the nature of this experiment. And I say that without sarcasm, because it could be me. I thought what was being tested here was whether the subject could read the questioner's mind. Am I wrong about that?
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    Mod+ 257. DR. DIANE POWELL FINDS TELEPATHY AMONG AUTISTIC SAVANT CHILDREN

    I don't understand your point. If the questioner doesn't know the answer, how can the subject reach into the questioner's mind and pull out that answer? And what else would provide evidence for telepathy?
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