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    Dr. Diana Walsh Pasulka, American Cosmic’s Breakaway Civilization |417|

    Interesting review of the book:
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    Skeptiko has been blacklisted

    There is a push to capture the internet. They want to get rid of any site that does not stick to the mainstream narrative. There are some excellent sites in that list - Corbett Report for example, which is intelligent and well researched. Here is an article about the list from RT (which of...
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    Skeptiko has been blacklisted

    The Poynter Institute have listed 500 websites that they claim are fake news and should be banned. Skeptiko is on the list. The list has been deleted from the site. However, it...
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    Jason Louv, A Strange Mix of Scientism and Magick |385|

    I've just got around to listening to this. It was quite something to behold. I've rarely seen a more blatant case of Orwellian doublethink (the ability to hold two contradictory opinions at the same time). I loved the way he tried to justify it "Yeah Robert Anton Wilson says it's good to...
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    Jeff Riddle, Transcend Experience, Always in the Middle |384|

    Fantastic I'll ask him. He's a very insightful guy and I'd love to hear you interview him. A film about his life can be seen here:
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    Jeff Riddle, Transcend Experience, Always in the Middle |384|

    Stephen Jenkinson (the "griefwalker" who, as a palliative care worker attended around 800 deaths) makes the point that we used to have wise elders. Now we have life coaches. "Elders are a sentinel species for humanness, and like other forms of life in our corner of the world they’ve...
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    Chris Knowles of Secret Sun on the Met Gala Psyop |381|

    Personally I'm a big fan of Chris's blog. You have to approach it with the idea that he's analysing culture and symbols and's bound to be messy and confusing and not in neat lines. Also, if you read it with a materialist mindset, where coincidences are just coincidences and...
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    Dr. Rupert Sheldrake Brings Science to Spiritual Practices |376|

    I just wanted to say that I appreciate your point of view and I enjoy your posts. Not everyone who reads this board thinks Christians are idiots.
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    Dr. Henry Bauer, Why We Shouldn’t Trust Science |362|

    Ok so a more personal example. My department specialises in research into musculo-skeletal conditions - including gout. Six years ago my husband got gout. He went to the doctor and got prescribed the standard treatment. I did not want him taking those drugs. I cured it by other means (I did...
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    Dr. Henry Bauer, Why We Shouldn’t Trust Science |362|

    There is a strange cognitive dissonance where we know many treatments aren't any better than placebo but still we behave as though they are effective. When people actually read the papers showing trials of antidepressants, for example, they tend to be truly surprised by how little effect they...
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    Dr. Henry Bauer, Why We Shouldn’t Trust Science |362|

    Yes. The bald truth is that science and medicine have been hijacked by corporate interests. There is no better endorsement a producer could wish for than to have someone in a white coat saying their product is good for you. This has resulted in the calamitous low fat dietary advice. I would...
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    Dr. Henry Bauer, Why We Shouldn’t Trust Science |362|

    When people say that, I automatically assume they are idiots who have no clue how science really works.
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    Dr. Henry Bauer, Why We Shouldn’t Trust Science |362|

    This resonates very strongly. I have worked in university based medical research for almost 20 years. Research priorities are set entirely by funding bodies. There is constant pressure to publish, even if your data is crap/incomplete/doesn't explain anything. I have come to realise that rather...
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    Pizzagate. Plus, Ex-FBI Undercover Agent Bob Hamer |357|

    So could I trouble one of you for a link to the full caffeinated type?
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    Renay Oshop, Peer Reviewed Science Comes to Astrology |345|

    I have to agree. I found parts of the interview quite excruciating. Alex sounded really domineering and rude and there was no need. At several points, if I had been Renay I would have told him to get stuffed.