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  1. David Eire

    Mod+ 234. GLOBAL WARMING, CLIMATE CHANGE AND OUR ILLUSION OF CONTROL

    I'm wary of the topic too. I'm not at all an expert on it; and I dont want to argue for either side in the mainstream debate. So I dont know what I could contribute to the discussion you mention. But if you like to add me I will have a look and see have I anything worth adding. I'm not...
  2. David Eire

    Mod+ 234. GLOBAL WARMING, CLIMATE CHANGE AND OUR ILLUSION OF CONTROL

    Small point David, but worthy of consideration... Just as CO2 is a vital plant food, likewise oxygen is a vital animal food. But oxygen can become toxic if there is too much of it. The problems arising from an excess of oxygen in the atmosphere are many; not just biotoxicity to animals, but also...
  3. David Eire

    Mod+ 234. GLOBAL WARMING, CLIMATE CHANGE AND OUR ILLUSION OF CONTROL

    Hi David Personally I am not at all concerned with the temperature debate because it is such a mess and is only one aspect of the real issue. The real issue is biospheric poisoning, and CO2 if it is an issue at all would only be part of that broader issue. The points that you list 1 - 3 would...
  4. David Eire

    Mod+ 234. GLOBAL WARMING, CLIMATE CHANGE AND OUR ILLUSION OF CONTROL

    It is unquestionably true that mean temperatures on Earth have fluctuated over geological time; sometimes catastrophically for some environments and life forms. Likewise the biology of life has also changed over geological time; and also catastrophically for some environments and life forms. In...
  5. David Eire

    Cody Noconi, Can Entheogens Lead to Deep Spirituality? |360|

    I have no interest in the criminal debate about drugs or in liberal morality; I view this issue in completely practical and human terms... In my experience psychoactive drugs are dangerous. For some individuals they are lethal; and those people usually find out when it's too late. I have seen...
  6. David Eire

    Dr. John Alexander, Warrior Monk — Reality Denied |373|

    Excellent interview with John Alexander. My first time hearing him and I like what I heard Thanks Alex and John The UFO and government disclosure issues do not interest me too much - never have. What I know of them leads me to a similar conclusion as people like John Alexander and Jacques...
  7. David Eire

    Dr. Penny Sartori, Are NDEs All Light and Love? |374|

    Why not both? Why not that there is light & love and compassion and there is evil too? All the world's traditional esoteric teachings say the afterlife realms can be heavenly or hellish and the specific place an individual ends up is determined by themselves; by their own level and state of...
  8. David Eire

    Dr. Penny Sartori, Are NDEs All Light and Love? |374|

    Like you I see no issue at all with the notion that improved medical intervention to halt the dying process and resuscitate people will lead to more NDE reports. Maybe the people who do see some mystery in it are interpreting the nature and significance of NDEs differently than you or I....? I...
  9. David Eire

    Dr. Penny Sartori, Are NDEs All Light and Love? |374|

    Another small point re what Alex said about the biological component in NDEs Death is the transition from the biological realm into the afterlife realm and so long as that process is not completed there is necessarily a biological component in the experience. In those who relate NDEs the death...
  10. David Eire

    Dr. Penny Sartori, Are NDEs All Light and Love? |374|

    Excellent interview with a wonderful woman and scientist - thank you Alex and Penny As you know Alex I have always argued that NDE experiences and ultimately the afterlife itself are amenable to scientific investigation. The only reason they are not investigated scientifically today is the...
  11. David Eire

    missing forums...

    I was thinking after I wrote my comment that some people do have something like knowledge of where we go. I mean NDEers. They have something which seems like knowledge, but is not so much knowledge as an experience. They have an experience that suggests there may be something after the death of...
  12. David Eire

    missing forums...

    None of us know where we come from or where we will go after. Those who say they do, dont; they only believe. As you say a forum like this can help us all think and wonder and perhaps even reach something better than mere belief while we live our lives. We all contribute in our own ways to the...
  13. David Eire

    Mod+ 234. GLOBAL WARMING, CLIMATE CHANGE AND OUR ILLUSION OF CONTROL

    I think this idea can be applied to some issues; and should always be applied in discussion and debate; but some decisions cannot be left to individual freedom of choice. There are many examples - a mundane example would be having driving insurance. When the majority of people in Europe and the...
  14. David Eire

    Mod+ 234. GLOBAL WARMING, CLIMATE CHANGE AND OUR ILLUSION OF CONTROL

    In my opinion once human civilisation (at a planetary or global level) has understood that it simply has to be done and has decided to enact the necessary transformations and transitions the cost in monetary terms will be more or less irrelevant; an accounting matter. In fact the process will be...
  15. David Eire

    Mod+ 234. GLOBAL WARMING, CLIMATE CHANGE AND OUR ILLUSION OF CONTROL

    The biospheric crisis has yet to be properly understood or fully digested by our civilisation. That is a process that will take time and pain. The token actions thus far have been half baked at best and outright scams at worse (ie carbon taxes) All kinds of vested interests are manipulating the...
  16. David Eire

    Mod+ 234. GLOBAL WARMING, CLIMATE CHANGE AND OUR ILLUSION OF CONTROL

    I think your post is a low point for this thread Jim. Like it or not the environmental damage being done is not going to go away until we wake up and deal with it.
  17. David Eire

    Daniel Pinchbeck, How Soon is Now, Heavy-Handed Climate Apocalypse Stuff |343|

    The reduction in polar ice seems only to be affecting the northern hemisphere where industrial activity is highest Arctic wintertime maximum and summer minimum have been in a sharp decline for the past decades The global cumulative effect is that polar ice is decreasing...
  18. David Eire

    Cody Noconi, Can Entheogens Lead to Deep Spirituality? |360|

    I remember watching a presentation by Dennett where after showing the audience how easily the mind can be tricked by trivial visual illusions he then went on the argue that this meant that the audience was not conscious. That no one is conscious because there is no such thing as consciousness...
  19. David Eire

    Cody Noconi, Can Entheogens Lead to Deep Spirituality? |360|

    @ Jim Smith The unfortunate thing about the Eccles quote is that he dismisses one superstition and promptly replaces it with what many regard as another superstition
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