"I'm not sure if you're familiar with Dr. Rick Strassman's work, Sentient Biped, but he speculates that N,N-DMT may be the endogenous neurotransmitter that is responsible for our dreams. It is produced in the pineal gland, and this…"
"Well, these states, such as REM, dreamless sleep, etc., are quite trivial in our culture today, but these states were once of great value and insight in ancient India. For instance, if you look into Hindu philosophy, you will find a vast cornucopia…"
"I'm not sure how you jumped to the conclusion that free will is true simply if you can believe in things that are false. It may be that you were destined to believe in false things. Why assume that just because you believe in false things, that…"
"Isn't this part of that ol' question posed about homosexuals, "Is it something they're born with or is it a choice?" I've sort of thought of a few examples that we, of course, couldn't perform in the real world…"
"Your comment about Buddhism, I think, doesn't necessarily apply to atheism. This state of no thought or no consciousness isn't equated to atheism, and although it is said to be our natural state, Buddhists call it nirvana. Hindus call it…"
"It's an interesting way to think about it, theism being nothing more than a passing phase in human cultural evolution, but the same could be said of atheism. Alan Watts once called atheism an intellectual fad. Sir Francis Bacon once said,…"
"She's great, isn't she? Everyone loves Cristina.
@Joan Denoo Hmm.. Perhaps I was misunderstood. In the context that I'm using "mystical experience," I'm not referring to an experience like watching a sunset or the…"
"I'm not going to type the question out, but I'll link you to the episode uploaded to YouTube. I'm linking to a specific portion of the video where Cristina Rad, the YouTube blogger, gives her take on why she believes religion or the…"
"Okay, now you're not even making sense! The entirety of my recent post was aimed towards your "OP." It seems that you cannot come to terms with the fact that your model is malarkey, so now in order to cope, you respond in pure non…"
"The problem I have is in the case of the Big Bang theory, Theory of Relativity, and the rest you've listed is that they're actually backed by scientific studies. The Big Bang theory is now hammering home as a very widely accepted theory…"
"I have to assume that section that you wrote...
Is what you're referring to. If so, it doesn't directly address my question unless you're implying "high-order mental process" to somehow also include "consciousness…"
"-_- Smh. What do you think I'm doing? Would you answer the question? Aren't you basing your model on the conjecture that consciousness is an emergent property of physical activity of the brain? Why do you keep avoiding that…"
"The record is only showing that you failed to address my main point! I'll repost it, as to "let the record show."
Re-post: I simply was pointing out that you're basing your entire model on the conjecture that…"
"You only avoided responding in any sincere fashion as you did in your previous post, and yet you've done it once again. I only see your post as pure circumlocutory with an added insult (to allow yourself to maintain a sense of superiority?)…"