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    Question about Roswell/Brazel/Marcel

    People do make mistakes. But considering historical context, career experience and presumed mindsets of those in charge, this one would be a real doozie. Maybe someone here with career military experience could do a better job of parsing this out. If nothing else, these men were...
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    Question about Roswell/Brazel/Marcel

    What is most puzzling to me, assuming Blanchard believed the debris to be extraterrestrial, is that a commander of one of the most proficient, secretive and elite squadrons in the RAAF would unilaterally inform the general public by way of a press release. This kind of incompetence should be...
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    Consciousness and the Paranormal — Part 7

    Q & A is at the end and sadly short.
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    Consciousness and the Paranormal — Part 7

    I toss another pebble into these deep waters. Hopefully a ripple will rock a leaf or two. Heinlein quipped that anything not proven by math is opinion, not fact. I think this is at least partially true. A long held personal criticism of biological evolution by virtue of random mutation and...
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    Consciousness and the Paranormal — Part 7

    Naturally, I googled this and I think Pickover's answer is worth posting. "....the safest reply is, "You have just asked the most important question you can ask humanity, and I'm giving you the best possible answer."
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    Consciousness and the Paranormal — Part 7

    If one attacks the Hard Problem as scientific and one can tolerate the notion that consciousness may only be defined operationally, that is by how it acts and interacts with other phenomena, then disciplines such as computer science and neurophysiology have already made inroads (admittedly...
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    Consciousness and the Paranormal — Part 7

    Alas, If I have read this in one of his many thought provoking works, my brain has "dropped those packets" and I do not recall. Can you give me another hint or better yet, a synopsis ? I would highly recommend Pickover--especially much of his earlier stuff--as a kind of imaginative...
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    The Official Paracast Political Thread!

    The crucial question about Trump is not the Trump we have seen, the living GCI of a man who re-defines the term "mercurial" by becoming whatever he needs to be in order to hog the limelight and ascend the next step of the political ladder. What we need to know, and cannot know about this man...
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    Consciousness and the Paranormal — Part 7

    This thread is always so dynamically over my head. And yet I never have the good sense to just read and learn. What we seem to see in observing brains at work in modeling and interacting with other "stuff", is a self-awareness emergent from protocols inherent in such stuff: the matter/energy...
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    A Troubling Observation About UFO Reality

    Be assured this is not intended as a slam or insult. Nor does it refer to often well publicized and tightly knit cults, in either a specific or general sense. Very few of us who follow the history of this subject do so in search of the religious. However, I think we ignore parallels between...
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    A Troubling Observation About UFO Reality

    In formulating theses for the phenomenon, one confronts a kind of "seminal bifurcation" in the flowchart of possible explanations early on. It is a sort of fork in the muse's road. One may presume that some elite human agency--governmental or otherwise--is hoarding evidence of and possible...
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    A Troubling Observation About UFO Reality

    That's a little hazy. Would you please "unpack" it for us ?
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    A Troubling Observation About UFO Reality

    This may be a key point in attempting to unravel the mystery. Is the UFO a kind of free, sentient agent operating separately and at will according to the same set of rules by which we model everyday reality ? Or must it in some sense incorporate human consciousness in order to manifest as...
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    A Troubling Observation About UFO Reality

    In search of a kind of unified field theory of the UFO, nothing consonant with known physical law can be ruled in or out. We may postulate the appearance of advanced science as apparent ET magic based on extrapolation of humanity's recent technological progress. But that is as speculative as...
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