"@ 1:17 Hitch says: "She (Allessandra)has been unable to write this piece (her rebuttal in Vanity Fair) without direct reference to the exceptions that I made, as well as the examples that I gave." and then @ 2:08 - 2:15, Hitch continues:…"
"Back a few decades ago, scientists had a view that women shouldn't participate in science b/c "women are too emotional, and science is rational"--in other words a bias that women shouldn't be in science b/c they'll be too…"
"Well said, Katrina. I'm a bit saddened by Dawkins' treatment of Sheldrake, but I still respect and admire Dawkins, and I have a feeling of empathic understanding concerning the ego investment.
The interesting complication about Masaru…"
"Thanks Katrina. That's why it's so good to find other atheists here who acknowledge this dimension of experience.
I love what Rupert Sheldrake said in reply to Richard Dawkins when Dawkins poo-poohed Sheldrake's experiments and…"
"Chris: "I appreciate returning to the origin of the word "pagan": a country-dwelling person of the land. Classically, the outcast, castout, castaways (lepers, heretics, heathens, etc). For many this seems a good place since we are…"
"Angie - Dr. Rupert Sheldrake conducted experiments in London with nursing mothers because his wife told him that she would get the milk-let-down response in her breasts even when she was away from their son, and it corresponded with her baby…"
"My interest in such phenomena are due to my own experiences. For a recent example:
Two weeks ago I felt moved to secure the lock on our front gate. I do not normally do this because we hardly ever receive unexpected visitors. Although we do keep…"
"Rupert Sheldrake tells us (in his book "Dogs That Know When Their Owners Are Coming Home") that no one has repeated the Rene' Peoc'h experiments.
However, I found a source for robots controlled by random event…"
"Perhaps I've misunderstood the term "pantheism" - I am skeptical of anything which attributes the natural world to the presence or power of any "deity"... therefore, I do not consider nature and god to be one and the same. I…"
"Rene, naturalistic Pantheism is just as physicalist and just as skeptical as atheism. We just add a deep feeling of connection and belonging to Nature and the wider Universe.
You say you are not a Pantheist - so why are you creating a discussion on…"
"EXTREMELY interesting, Marc. I had no idea who Bruce Salem was/is and I just got through Googling and reading about the Salem Hypothesis.
I copied the following text from the Wiki page regarding the Salem hypothesis (emphasis mine):
From pp 271-3 of RUPERT SHELDRAKE'S "DOGS THAT KNOW WHEN THEIR OWNERS ARE COMING HOME"Human intentions can bring about effects at a distance in a variety of ways: a dog can pick up its owner's intention to come home from many miles away; a cat can respond to its owner's silent call; and a person can feel the intention of someone to call by telephone. Likewise, animals' intentions can affect people to whom they are bonded, as when cats in distress call their owners to the rescue. And animals'…See More
Greetings, Heidi! I notice you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus since Jan. <sigh> Sometimes it can seem a bit fragmented, with different groups for every interest. Please consider a group for socializing, where we talk about whatever's on our minds, Hang With Friends. :D You might feel more at home.
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You know, last night, I saw, on the Internet, that Whitney Houston has a new album out. So I opened Limewire and searched for her "I look to you" album. Whitney's songs (including old ones) starting scrolling down my screen.
I waited for the list to settle down, then went to the top of the list. There at the top was "I Will Always Love You". At that very moment, I heard a VERY bad rendition of that same song coming from the karaoke bar down the street!
Weird coincidence, huh? I immediately thought of you :-)