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    Leslie Kean - Jan 23, 2020

    And we got all the questions answered ( I hope ). I instinctively attempted a real-time edit of @Elindils last question ( above ) in an attempt to make it shorter, and in doing so omitted some background info that I figured Leslie would already be familiar with. She didn't let me down, and I...
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    Music

    Rush drummer Neil Peart dead at 67 after battle with brain cancer https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/rush-drummer-neil-peart-dead-at-67-after-battle-with-brain-cancer-1.4762409
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    Philosophy, Science, and the Unexplained

    Souls & Other Misnomers - You don't have a soul: The real science that debunks superstitious charlatans.
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    December 29, 2019 — Jill Foote-Shelly

    The "certain mindset" I am "stuck" in is called critical thinking. It is a method of analysis that leads to the most reasonable or probable conclusion given the information at hand. The opposite might be called magical thinking, where confirmation bias or blind faith rather than reason justifies...
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    December 29, 2019 — Jill Foote-Shelly

    Life after death, as it is typically assumed to be, e.g. the continuity of personhood after the death of the body, is not possible. As much as I would like to have found a way around this, I have not. Worse yet, no amount of additional knowledge can change the situation. This situation is also...
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    Hi , Chris O'Brien

    I'll have to check it out. I sent him a message via his site wishing him well over Christmas and 2020. No list of field investigators would be complete without him. I once called him "The most important person in ufology", because of his combined experience and knowledge. But as usual, he tends...
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    Consciousness and the Paranormal — Part 12

    BTW: Apologies to everyone if I seem to be coming across a little crusty. I don't mean to be. I'm sure the frustration is nobody's fault but my own. But either way, this sciatica/piriformis syndrome I've been recovering from has been a really painful drain. Sorry. Click Me ---
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    Consciousness and the Paranormal — Part 12

    There's so many interpretations for the Ouroboros that I wouldn't know where to start. Can you please rephrase the above in more definitive terms? Regardless of the first part, the second part above depends on what you mean by "full satisfaction" and "nature of it's own abilities". I am fully...
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    Leslie Kean - Jan 23, 2020

    Leslie Kean is an independent investigative journalist and author of Surviving Death: A Journalist Investigates Evidence for an Afterlife (2017, Crown Publishing Group), a personal story of research into astonishing and thought-provoking information suggestive of survival past death. In 2010...
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    Anyone Remember "Space: Above and Beyond"?

    Space Above and Beyond 1x04 The Dark Side of the Sun
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    Consciousness and the Paranormal — Part 12

    Nope. Not saying that at all. What I was saying is exactly what I wrote. I also mentioned the issue of proving that a machine, or anything else, even ourselves, is self-aware, using the Transcendence clip as an example. Perhaps you never bothered to watch it, and therefore did not pick-up on it...
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    Consciousness and the Paranormal — Part 12

    That's not the point. I never made any claim that machines experience anything. I just posited for the sake of illustration, that if equivalency is assumed. As in ( "... assuming a machine experiences the color red the same as we do ... " ), then the machine's consciousness would be as genuine...
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    Consciousness and the Paranormal — Part 12

    I would beg to differ. There is no "faith" involved. It is a simple statement of equivalency based on identical criteria, that criteria being the presence of consciousness, whether it be in something we engineer, or something nature evolves. Some would argue that there is no real difference. If...
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    Consciousness and the Paranormal — Part 12

    As I always say, proof is just evidence that is sufficient for someone to justify belief in a claim. So for you as a someone, the claim may not be proven, whereas for someone else, there is plenty of proof. My position is neither. In other words I don't claim any proof. I only claim that it is a...
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    Consciousness and the Paranormal — Part 12

    The meaning of a "simulated experience" is contextual. For example we can simulate the experience of gravity via acceleration or innerta. Hypothetically an experiment could be setup in such a way that the experiencer may not be able to tell one from the other. This is an entirely different...
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