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  1. Jim_Smith

    Chi and psi wheels

    This video shows a healer who uses chi. Scientists investigate him and are surprised when he shocks them with chi. But what was most interesting to me is that when I was experimenting with a psi wheel I would feel shocks (I called them "snaps") and although I believed the force moving the...
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    What are you watching consciousness.

    I'be been watching some of the movies on the YouTube Movies channel that are marked "Free with Ads" I'm using the brave browser and I haven't seen any ads. https://www.youtube.com/movies If you scroll down there is a section "Free to Watch"...
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    "The Untethered Soul" by Michael Singer

    (An updated version of this post can be found on my blog; https://ncu9nc.blogspot.com/2019/08/the-untethered-soul-by-michael-singer.html) I have been reading "The Untetherd Soul" by Michael Singer. I highly recommend this book. Singer offers a somewhat different perspective on certain aspects...
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    Science is wrong to reject the aquatic ape theory of human origins.

    Darwinists love to say how similar humans are to chimps genetically. But then, why are humans so different from chimps. Chimps are hairy and walk on four legs. Humans have little hair and are bipedal. Scientists used to think it was because when human ancestors left the forest and moved onto the...
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    A mystery solved through prayer.

    I had a very mysterious experience today that left me puzzled until I asked for a solution in prayer. Immediately after asking for help in understanding what had happend, the solution was revealed to me. I love a good mystery and I assume others do too so I will I will explain the situation as...
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    The Internet and Spirituality

    This thread is for discussion of the internet and spirituality.
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    Trump Consciousness

    11/24/19 UPDATE: Cyber bullying is not permitted in this thread. Please report all cases of cyber bullying to the moderator. 9/3/19 - Update. If you post to this thread please maintain proper decorum and always be polite (moderator please take note). If you can't be nice, post somewhere else...
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    The Diet Wars: Low Carb or Low Fat

    Many people may remember this NY Times article by Gary Taubes where he explains why conventional nutritional advice on how to lose weight is all wrong. He says it is not a low fat diet that helps with weight loss but a low carb diet...
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    How to Know You Won a Debate on the Internet

    How to Know You Won a Debate on the Internet http://blog.dilbert.com/post/160696999931/how-to-know-you-won-a-political-debate-on-the Generally, you can’t change people’s minds, but you can back them into a corner and make them show a “tell” for cognitive dissonance. That’s essentially a white...
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    Internet shopping reviews can be a scam.

    This is in the "other stuff" forum because it is not related to the usual skeptiko topics. I just realized that internet shopping reviews can be misleading. For example if 90% of reviews are 5 stars and 10% of reviews are 0 stars, the average rating will be 4.5 stars (5 x 90 / 100 = 4.5)...
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    Congressman Ken Buck’s ‘Drain the Swamp: How Washington Corruption is Worse Than You Think’

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/04/10/exclusive-excerpt-congressman-ken-bucks-drain-the-swamp-how-washington-corruption-is-worse-than-you-think/ ... Representatives want committee seats for a variety of reasons, some of them honorable, some of them not. For some members, committee...
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    Mod+ Experiences with Mediums

    This thread is in the Extended Consciousness & Spirituality and is Mod+ Those are reasonable precautions. And during the reading you should only say "yes" or "no" and only to indicate if you recognize what the medium is telling you or not. You should never volunteer information or answer...
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    Universal Randi Thread

    At the old forum we had a single thread for all posts about The Amazing Randi because other threads used to get derailed horribly once Randi was brought up. This thread can be used for a similar purpose. Rather than derail other threads you can put your comments about Randi here...
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    No NDEr ever said "The best part of my review was reliving that time I won a debate on the internet.

    As far as I know, no one ever came back from an NDE and said, "The best part of my life review was when I relived that time I won a debate on the internet. Instead they say stuff like this: http://www.near-death.com/science/evidence/some-people-were-dead-for-several-days.html Anyone who has...
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    Cracked: 5 Ways To Stay Sane In An Era Of Non-Stop Outrage. Or: Why you are addicted to Skeptico

    The author of the article below is anti-Trump but the principles apply to both sides. And I think article has relevance to why many of us have at some time felt the need to take a break from Skeptiko - because it can be addicting - hard to limit involvement unless you get away from it entirely...
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    ‘We’re teaching university students lies’ – An interview with Dr Jordan Peterson

    http://www.c2cjournal.ca/2016/12/were-teaching-university-students-lies-an-interview-with-dr-jordan-peterson/ My primary interest has always been the psychology of belief. Partly religious belief, and ideology as a sub-category of religious belief. One of Jung’s propositions was that whatever a...
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