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    Interesting Study on Dreams of Hospice Patients Approaching Death

    I disagree about death bed visions. There are plausible skeptic explanations. As a person is approach death, their body deteriorates more and they physically feel the impending doom, causing them to think more about afterlife/deceased relatives and experience immense stress, resulting in the...
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    Are We as Free as We Think We Are?

    I'd be very cautious reading these type of studies, many materialists have a agenda spreading the "no free will/consciousness" ideology. I heard some experiment where they got 60% accuracy and concluded free will doesn't exist. And also with these things there's the issue of behavioural...
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    Interesting Quantum Reality Experiment Released by MIT Technology Review

    I was thinking about "relative realities" after I read about qbism https://www.nature.com/news/physics-qbism-puts-the-scientist-back-into-science-1.14912 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Relational_quantum_mechanics. Relativity has taught that time is not universal as everyday experience would have...
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    New Communication Discovered in Brain: Is This the Mechanism for Telepathy?

    are there controls for those telepathy experiments? e.g. tell people not to try send the message to the other person. if this is repeated and every time the people try to send ~30% is achieved, and ~25% is achieved when the people don't try to send, i'd look into it. i remember asking dean...
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    New Communication Discovered in Brain: Is This the Mechanism for Telepathy?

    Electric fields activating neurons instead of transmitters. Reminds me of NDErs saying electric devices break around them. Consciousness might have something to do with EM fields. Maybe the field produced by the brain is the code for conscious experiences, this would resolve the binding problem...
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    thought experiment to demonstrate materialism is incomplete

    I think the usual zombie argument assumes a bit much. What about this much milder thought experiment: you stand next to a puddle of atoms, one for every atom in your body. In scenario A you move to a location X and the puddle doesn't do anything. In scenario B, the puddle form an exact copy of...
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    Brian Cox - Consciouness discussion on Joe Rogan interview

    What really pisses me off is... on another forum years back, I was talking to a bio med student, and she said Cox is hot, I got the impression she's some hot blonde. I thought he was ugly but didn't care much at the time (I'm not gay afterall so I can't judge male looks properly). Now knowing...
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    Thoughts on this article?

    Seems like they're talking about NCCs, the brain difference between a unconscious person and a conscious person. As usual, the reporter twist this in the title to suggest how the brain produces consciousness has been resolved. Never take these articles seriously, only read the real study, these...
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    Brian Cox - Consciouness discussion on Joe Rogan interview

    I'm not one for substance dualism. What does substance dualism achieve anyway? A non physical substance that has the property that it's consciousness, why can't you just forget the substance and assume matter has the property that it's conscious? You still get the hard problem with dualism...
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    Brian Cox - Consciouness discussion on Joe Rogan interview

    My impression of that guy is he's just another eliminativist. As soon as someone expose themselves as an eliminativist, I stop listening/reading their stuff. There are very few serious academics I listen to, David Chalmers, Christof Koch, maybe some other. As to OP, many of these "intellectual...
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    The Ten EnDamnedments of Materialistic Nihilism

    I agree. It's amazing almost every time I try to read a neuroscience/cognitive psychology article, the author starts to spam about how free will consciousness dont exist, the mind is what the brain does, the mind is a computer. I'm all against organized religion, I believe evolution is right...
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    phantom hands during sleep paralysis

    I just woke up and experienced this again. I'm in a half wake state and can see but can't move my body, I feel the sensation of moving my arms and clapping my hands even though my real arms aren't moving. I can feel things just like normal, can feel each 5 fingers perfectly, hit my face and felt...
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    NDE where they were told how consciousness interacts with the brain

    Does you know any such case? Vast majority of NDEs I read they aren't told any objective information, they all given life lessons/taught the importance of kindness etc. I only read one NDE on nderf where he was shown a "honey comb" with points oscillating between 3 colors (which he presumed was...
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    This guy think he can explain the hard problem of consciousness by neron science

    They often compare dualism to vitalism I've seen steven Novella do this many times. This is remarkably childish for a professional neuroscientist, shows they haven't even thought about the hard problem. I think the reason why most neuroscientists believe brain=consciousness is because of the...
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    My Review of "The Myth of an Afterlife"

    Can you explain how a non material substance can be conscious? Can you imagine any object, violating thermodynamics/violating conservation laws/anything you want, that can be conscious without assuming it is by brutal force? If you're going substance dualism and assuming the soul substance is...
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    My Review of "The Myth of an Afterlife"

    Yes i agree. I've read into NDEs extensively and i feel its much more likely than not consciousness survives, because there are some very tough veridical evidence (though not 100% irrefutable), and I'm 100% certain the current materialist approach to consciousness is wrong (100% irrefutable...
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    My Review of "The Myth of an Afterlife"

    I'm not saying it proves afterlife isn't real, there's quite a few difficult evidence from NDEs to explain. I'm trying to see if afterlife is consistent with the data, I always play the devil's advocate and am purposely extremely skeptical. Materialism sure isn't consistent with the data due to...
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    Love Doesn’t Exist

    I'm sick of the arrogant self obsessed "science proves this and that" articles, but this is something I very much agree on. To vast majority of people, love is simply lust in disguise. It only exists for a small minority, the rest don't even know the difference between love and lust. You gotta...
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    My Review of "The Myth of an Afterlife"

    I just skimmed through your review. I have a skeptic question that I rarely see skeptics bring up: anaesthetics wipe out consciousness completely, if there's a soul, where does it go during surgery? In a dreamless sleep there's still some degree of awareness, when you wake up you feel there's a...
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    Ganzfeld experiments, controls

    I was watching this and he talked about ganzfeld. A very important point he hasn't mentioned: did the experiments have controls where a computer picked the images, or a person picked but didn't try to mentally send the image, and are the guess results in this way consistently 25%? If they're...
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