Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The interaction problem for Substance Dualists and the chemical brain

So how can something non-physical interact with the physical. I think this is a red-herring, especially knowing we don't ask how non-living unconscious things interact daily with physical conscious beings. If you don't take consciousness seriously and don't think it has any subjective qualities (non-physical in the sense of having subjective aspects which I think most substance dualists would say). then you are someone who things consciousness is a grand illusion generated in the brain. I mentioned I think the soul is made up of another type of matter, and we do know that their is more than just the matter we are made of that can live. That different form of matter is vibrating at a higher frequency, this is what the evidence for an afterlife strongly points out.


Recently, their was an article in New Scientist where a chemist by the name of Lee Cronin believes using chemistry will help create artificial life as well as explain consciousness. He goes on to say that Consciousness will never will realized in silicon. He seems to be just another materialist who is looking for a biological account for consciousness.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Had a very good double Birthday and other news

I had pizza and cake and ice cream for my birthday. I also received 40 dollars from my mother for my birthday and a birthday card, a t-shirt, customize wrestling hat with my favorite wrestler on it, Braun Strowman and some lottery tickets. My brother Tommy got me brand new computer speakers for my birthday. We decided to have a double birthday as his birthday is only five days from mine. My brother Tommy also received money for his birthday and a birthday card from us and some lottery tickets. I just recently purchased another wrestling figure of amazon.ca with my birthday money his wrestling name is Elias Samson and he comes with his guitar.

I found out today my brother Tommy's and his girlfriend Renee cat Nutmeg died today. It was very sorry and I and my mother gave our condolences.

In other news neuroscientists have recently discovered new neurons in the human brain that are not found in mice's brains. They could be in other animals as well. These neurons are called "RoseNip" neurons.

https://www.livescience.com/63441-new-brain-cell-rosehip-neuron.html

Thursday, August 16, 2018

New study done on DMT and it's relationship with NDE?

A recent study has been published and materialists are touting it as evidence that near death experiences are brain based phenomenon. That DMT experiences are very similar to Near Death Experiences. Let's delve into this more and we shall see that is no true.



DMT experience is no where near similar to an actual Near Death Experience. First of all, near death experiencer's don't encounter mechanical elves in hyper space. Second, no near death experience reports a high pitched whining/whirring sound during the onset of their experience. Third, people who take DMT their life is not fundamentally changed for the rest of their life. It only feels temporarily real to them where someone who has a nde it feels real to them for the rest of their life a permanent change. Fourth, their are lots of cases of people who see things they couldn't have possibly have seen while being clinically dead. Fifth, people who take dmt don't report seeing deceased loved ones. Sixth, recall is often difficult with people who have a DMT experience. People who had a NDE are very often their recall is very long and detailed and carry on with the emotions and feelings of that experience many years later. Two cases for example of out of body veridical perception were mentioned in my last post. This study does not support methodological Naturalism, but instead continues to throw old explanations that have been clearly refuted.

Here is a link to the study

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01424/full


Also here is an excellent article showing why near death experiences are not DMT trips.

https://thesurvivalindex.wordpress.com/2012/10/21/are-ndes-just-dmt-trips/

Monday, August 13, 2018

Some links that support the view that the brain filters/receives consciousness

Here they are just some of them

Does consciousness depend on the brain? by Chris Carter


Does Schizophrenia suggest a filter theory of consciousness? by Michael Prescott



https://www.sott.net/article/311387-Drowning-in-a-sea-of-thought-Does-schizophrenia-suggest-a-filter-theory-of-consciousness


The Most unbelievable Eye on earth belongs to a creature with no Brain



http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/next/nature/the-most-unbelievable-eye-on-earth-belongs-to-a-creature-with-no-brain/?utm_source=FBPAGE&utm_medium=social&utm_term=20180813&utm_content=1694762271&utm_campaign=NOVA%20Next&linkId=54931092


Friday, August 3, 2018

Two more powerful cases that supports the view that there is an afterlife

I recently discovered two powerful cases providing further scientific evidence for near death experiences/out of body experiences. One of them reported by Dr. Norma Bowe from Kean University. The patient suffered an extreme case of OCD, which led her to having a counting problem. What is remarkable about this case is she saw a 12 digit serial number where the only way to see the serial number would be if you had a ladder in order to see it from a standing position .

As it would be impossible to read the 12 digit serial number from just a standing position. More can be found here, just scroll down the page to just about the bottom of the page.


https://atheism-demolished.blogspot.com/2016/01/refuting-nde-debunkers.html




https://www.npr.org/books/titles/263101025/the-death-class-a-true-story-about-life#excerpt


The second case is from an anesthesiologist Christopher Yerington. The patient a male was able to recall from memory when the patient was clinically dead before the operation and then dead another 94 minutes in the middle of the operation!.

https://www.quora.com/As-an-anesthesiologist-what-has-been-your-strangest-experience-while-trying-to-put-someone-under/answer/Christopher-Yerington

Saturday, July 14, 2018

My predictions for WWE Extreme Rules

Kickoff show matches

The New Day v.s Sanity (Tables Match)

Winners - Sanity

Sin Cara v.s Andrade "Cien" Almas

Winner: Andrade "Cien" Almas


WWE Extreme Rules Matches


Finn Balor v.s Constable Baron Corbin

Winner- Finn Balor

Smackdown Women's Championship Match- Carmella (c) v.s Asuka (with James Ellsworth suspended above the ring in a Shark cage)

Winner: New Women's Champion Asuka


Intercontinental Championship 30-Minute WWE Iron Man Match

Dolph Ziggler (c) v.s Seth Rollins

Winner: New Intercontinental Champion Seth Rollins


Raw Tag Team Championship Match

"Woken" Matt Hardy & Bray Wyatt (c) v.s The B-Team

Winners: Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt


United States Championship Match

Jeff Hardy (c) v.s Shinsuke Nakamura

Winner: New United States Champion Shinsuke Nakamura


Smackdown Tag Team Championship Match

The Bludgeon Brothers (c_ v.s Team Hell No

Winners: The Bludgeon Brothers


Raw Women's Championship Extreme Rules Match

Alexa Bliss (c) v.s Nia Jaz

Winner: Alexa Bliss


Roman Reigns v.s Bobby Lashley

Winner: Bobby Lashley


Braun Strowman v.s Kevin Owens (Steel Cage Match)

Winner: Braun Strowman


WWE Championship Match

AJ Styles (c) v.s Rusev

Winner: AJ Styles

Monday, July 9, 2018

Materialist's attack the Scientific Evidence for Psi

Just recently I have come across several attacks from Materialist's on Psi. One such attack states that Quantum Field Theory shows that Psi Phenomenon doesn't exist because physicist's have discovered all particles and forces in nature. That isn't true, that is why we have the Large Hardon Collider as we are still discovering new particles and forces. For example this particle.


https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/lhc-physicists-unveil-a-charming-new-particle/


The standard model is incomplete, that of course doesn't lend any credence for Psi Phenomenon, however, it does refute the claim made by Physicist Sean Carroll that physicist's understand all the particles and forces in nature. On top of that, it is said that psi phenomenon should be reproducible on demand. No it doesn't, meteorites are not reproducible but we know they exist, it just goes to show something can exist without it always being reproducible. Another attacks comes from Neurologist Steven Novella who says that a good scientist always is looking to show that their theory is wrong. True and it's not like Parapsychologist's were out to prove that Psi is real, instead they actually looked at the opposing explanations first but soon found out they couldn't explain the data that they were getting. Of course, skeptics are also very upset by the fact that the American Association for the Advancement of Science strongly endorses the Parapsychological Association. The Parapsychological Association has been affiliated with the AAAS since 1969.

A devastating rebuttal to Physicist Sean Carroll's claim that the physics of underlying the "world of everyday experience" is completely understood. This is from another materialist who respects him.


https://quantummoxie.wordpress.com/2013/01/06/why-sean-carroll-is-wrong/




Recently, in the Skeptical Inquirer a magazine where numerous materialist scientists right their own opinion on numerous topics such as the paranormal, alternative medicine etc. Psychologist Stuart Vyse accuses Psychologist and Parapsychologist Daryl Bem of P-Hacking.


https://www.csicop.org/specialarticles/show/p-hacker_confessions_daryl_bem_and_me


Here is the definition of what P-Hacking is from Wikipedia


Data dredging (also data fishing, data snooping, and p-hacking) is the use of data mining to uncover patterns in data that can be presented as statistically significant, without first devising a specific hypothesis as to the underlying causality.


- I am not sure if Daryl Bem was P-hacking or not however to accuse him of doing so is taking it too far. Unless, Stuart actually has evidence to confirm this or Daryl Bem comes out and says so we would have to apparently believe Stuart's word on this. I don't think we have too. Is this the best the materialist's can do?. They obviously were not happy when Jessica Utts refuted the Wagermaker's who argued that psychologist's should replace their familiar “frequentist” statistical analyses of their data with Bayesian analyses.


http://psycnet.apa.org/record/2011-21254-001


Psychologist Susan Blackmore had to get involved in this matter as well as she apart of the skeptic community too.

Here is an interesting piece on her where you can find here


http://psycnet.apa.org/record/1990-16035-001

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