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    Jeffery Martin introduces free version of his "enlightenment" course

    My comment " ... not that it's terribly meaningful ..." (my words, not Jeffery's) is based on remarks in one of Jeffery's videos where he asks the audience not to try to read too much into the term. As I understand the story, they didn't select the term because it was just right for describing...
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    Jeffery Martin introduces free version of his "enlightenment" course

    Jeffery Martin (Skeptiko 267) has just released a free version of his fee-based online course, the Finders Course, at http://www.finderscourse.com/fc.one.html His science-based experimental online course has been run four times and the fifth run is ongoing now (FC5). I'm participating in that...
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    Mod+ 267. DR. JEFFERY MARTIN, CAN ENLIGHTENMENT BE TAUGHT?

    Jeffery has just released a free version of his course at http://www.finderscourse.com/fc.one.html He's also gearing up to run another iteration of his fee-based ongoing series of experiments, FC6, which will begin in July. I've started a thread about the free course at...
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    Mod+ 271. DR. LARRY MALERBA, HOW MATERIALISM FAILS MEDICINE

    I haven't been following this thread but I scanned through it and didn't see a reference to the late, great Prof. Rustum Roy. Prof. Roy was a big gun in materials science, heading a major lab at Penn State among many other accomplishments. He made the point in lectures and publications that...
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    Mod+ Alex Tsakiris Interview on Binnall of America

    Wow. The silence on this thread is deafening. IMO, Skeptiko followers are missing a bet if they're not listening to this interview. Alex, you might consider putting a notice on the main podcast page. Anyway, perhaps in compensation for an (apparent) lack of interest at the Skeptiko end...
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    Mod+ 267. DR. JEFFERY MARTIN, CAN ENLIGHTENMENT BE TAUGHT?

    In this thread there has been a certain amount of complaining about having to pay someone for their time and effort in assisting a given person in achieving what may well be her/his most cherished goal. The same thing occurs in other threads such as when healing services are offered on a fee...
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    Mod+ Alex Tsakiris Interview on Binnall of America

    Terrific conversation, Alex and Tim! I've listened to most episodes on both of your shows so this could have been a lot of old hat, but that wasn't my experience. I'm not sure I've ever heard so many pithy, quotable nuggets, zingers, from any single podcast episode. It was all so coherent and...
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    Mod+ 267. DR. JEFFERY MARTIN, CAN ENLIGHTENMENT BE TAUGHT?

    Thanks very much for the informative post, Dmitch, and your kind words. I'm considering doing one of Jeffery's offerings but everything is in a state of flux as far as I can see; with the research program winding down it's not clear what future courses will entail or if they will even exist...
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    Mod+ 267. DR. JEFFERY MARTIN, CAN ENLIGHTENMENT BE TAUGHT?

    Just a thought - have you tried to obtain a copy of his Ph.D. dissertation?
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    Mod+ 267. DR. JEFFERY MARTIN, CAN ENLIGHTENMENT BE TAUGHT?

    I'm very sympathetic to people who just don't have the money - it's a substantial sum. Still, the majority of people in the developed world can afford it with some adjustment of priorities. On the other hand, your suggestion that you can get similar results with a $10 book on meditation is...
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    Mod+ 267. DR. JEFFERY MARTIN, CAN ENLIGHTENMENT BE TAUGHT?

    That was a really fine interview, Alex, a fascinating and important conversation. Thank you (both) very much. I've had an interest in Jeffery's work for some time and have read and viewed whatever I could find. You filled in a lot of background I didn't know, which was very helpful. I see...
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    Mod+ 253. SUZANNE TAYLOR, THE SCIENTIFIC MYSTERY OF CROP CIRCLES

    Read the book. The blog suggests Serios cheated? So what? You can find every possible opinion on the web, and the so-called information is in fact quite treacherous. You can't just cite a blog and say, 'See? This proves my point.' Prove your own points by knowing the data. Study the data...
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    Mod+ 253. SUZANNE TAYLOR, THE SCIENTIFIC MYSTERY OF CROP CIRCLES

    In this thread, a lot has been made of the 'construction lines' and the 'stomp marks' and 'broken stalks' that supposedly show the M.H.G. image (among others) was man-made. Perhaps it was man made - that makes no difference to me - but those are not construction lines. I loaded the hi-res...
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    Mod+ 253. SUZANNE TAYLOR, THE SCIENTIFIC MYSTERY OF CROP CIRCLES

    Under the Serios test conditions? $1,000 says you cannot. Or you name a figure. I supply the film and the camera, or a neutral party we both agree on. This is the kind of superficial 'it was probably done this way' nonsense that debunkers always trot out, without being familiar with the...
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    Mod+ 253. SUZANNE TAYLOR, THE SCIENTIFIC MYSTERY OF CROP CIRCLES

    You posted this just below my post about Ted Serios but I'm not sure if you were referring to that post or not. Ted Serios was not known to be a medium, he was an alcoholic elevator operator who had a strange ability. While some of his photos seemed to be based on existing published photos...
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