Saturday, July 26, 2008

One of my favorite quotes

"I regard the existence of disincarnate spirits as scientifically proved, and I no longer refer to the skeptic as hving any right to speak on the subject"

Prof. James Hyslop, Columbia University

21 Days Into The Afterlife By D Dr. Piero Calvi-Parisett

Interesting new website about a book entitled 21 days into the afterlife you can download the book for free too at his website.

http://www.openmindsite.com/

Friday, July 25, 2008

Your Mind Is Not Your Brain

Skeptiko has another new podcast this time interviewing Dr. Craig Hogan. It is called Your Mind is not your brain.

Check it out here

http://www.skeptiko.com/index.php?id=60

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Why The Production Theory Of The Mind Being A Product Of The Brain Is Fundamentally Flawed

So why is it flawed you ask?. First, Yes it's simpler than the transmission theory but just because it's simple does not mean we should favor it. We know for example that reality is not simple and the universe certainly is mysterious. So I got a challenge to the materialist's if they can rebut the evidence that points strongly in the direction that consciousness survives death. Not cherry pick either but rebut it where it makes sense and cannot be countered by evidence.

I am certain a lot of materialist's assert that dualists are creationists and believe that the universe is only 2,000 years old. Sorry, to give the materialists bad news but that is not the case.

More about the transmission theory can be found here

http://www.esalenctr.org/display/confpage.
cfm?confid=9&pageid=86&pgtype=1

Fine-Tuned Universe

Check it out here

http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/viewvideo.php?
id=p6FQdyHUXwc&tid=130952

The Winds Of Change

Which a paradigm shift come in mainstream science? One that accepts the overwhelming evidence for survival of bodily death, psi phenomena who knows. I hope so, but I don't know I lose my optimism sometimes.

So what is a paradigm shift anyways

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paradigm_shift

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Demolition is back in wrestling

This is so awesome the best tag team ever.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8Ei2PgTrQo

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Are The Materialist's Right I would Say No

I a lot of times wonder if the materialist's are right and that their is no meaning in life, no afterlife, no free will, no god. But when I look at the evidence and my own personal experiences I see that the evidence does in fact point towards the above mentioned things.



Then when all natural explanations are ruled out

Currently, there are three prevailing theories regarding non-physical consciousness:

1. Survival of Consciousness — there is life after death and some recognizable part of our consciousness goes on to live beyond the body and talk to mediums.

2. Super-Psi — the medium retrieves the information using clairvoyance, precognition, and/or telepathy (collectively called “psi”) with the living.

3. Psychic Reservoir — all information since the beginning of time is stored somehow and somewhere in the universe and mediums are accessing that cosmic store rather than communicating with the deceased.

Their still is psychic reservoir theory and super psi theory. That could explain away all the evidence for survival however it appears now the evidence has tilted in favor of survival.

Now here comes the big questions

1. How long do we survive for? I would say that time does not exist so the afterlife goes on for forever.

2. Is the afterlife a dream like reality or a real reality? I ain't sure on that one could be a real reality.

3. Are spirits made up of a different type of energy and matter? I would say they are

Monday, July 14, 2008

How we can learn from children with half a brain

Interesting news today in NewScientist entitled How we can learn from children with half a brain. This does not sit too well with the assumption that the mind is a product of the brain. Perhaps the brain is a filter/receiver of the mind.

http://www.newscientist.com/channel/being-human/brain/mg19926645.700-how-we-can-learn-from-children-with-half-a-brain.html

NICO is a charming and sociable teenager from Argentina who loves fencing, singing in his school choir, and drawing cartoons. He rushes, smiling, to kiss my cheek whenever we meet, chatting animatedly about the drawings he has brought me. A few years older, Brooke is a friendly and witty young man who radiates positivity. He settles comfortably into a chair in my office, leisurely sipping a Coke and ready to try my latest battery of tests. He recently graduated from high school, and enjoys his job bagging groceries at a local supermarket.

They both look like ordinary teenagers, but peer inside their heads and you will find they are anything but. At the age of 3, Nico had his right cerebral hemisphere removed to control severe, intractable seizures. Brooke had his left hemisphere removed at 11 because he was suffering from Rasmussen's encephalitis, an autoimmune condition in which the body.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Another Skeptic Saying That The Concept Of An Afterlife IS a Impossibility

This is from a user named Exbeliever from infidels.org forum

The notion of an enduring self is nothing more than wishful thinking.

Human beings just cannot come to grips with the fact that like all other living organisms.... they too are expendible and will be extinguished and replaced with more living organisms who will also be extinguished in the cycle of life and death.
Really? the evidence points strongly towards an enduring self for all living organisms.


He goes on and says this


If one were offered a billion dollars one could not prove verifiably that the consciousness of a person survives their bodily death.

Such a thing will never be proved because it's an impossibility.

My response

You see that, is the problem we survivalist's are faced with. That many skeptics, are certain the concept of an afterlife is an impossibility. No matter how strong the evidence to support it is.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Skeptics Says Why Do People Believe In Nonsense Like A Soul

Skeptics such as Neurologist Steven Novella and Dr. Susan Blackmore among others see the general public as gullible believers. Of course maybe they are correct, but then again maybe they aren't. I feel strongly that they are wrong based on the extensive reading I have done on evidence for survival of bodily, psi phenomena and other phenomena.

Dr. Steven Novella reminds me more about someone who likes to advocate their position than lead the scientific method. For example, he says all predictions of materialism mind equals brain function have been validated really?. What Psychophysiological influence such as Stigmata, Sudden whitening of hair or skin, Meditation and Healing, Sudden and voodoo death, Psychoneuroimmunology, Postponement of death, Faith Healing, Specific Physiological Changes Appearing Spontaneously, Maternal Impressions, Community of sensation, Suggestion at a distance, Distant Intentionality Studies: Clinical and Experimental, Sympathetic Symptoms, Yogis, etc.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Why Idealism Does Not Make Much Sense Like Materialism

To me idealism does not make much sense like materialism.

Materialist's assume that only physical reality exists sees matter as absolute and consciousness as an illusion.

While Idealism sees consciousness as primary but seems not too take matter seriously.

Where DUALISM takes both of these realities sujective and objective both seriously.

Neutral Monism seems to not too take consciousness or matter seriously.

Here's my top 10 wrestlers of all time

Here's my top 10 wrestlers of all time

1. Hulk Hogan
2. Stone Cold
3. Batista
4. Triple H
5. Kane
6. The Undertaker
7. The Ultimate Warrior
8. The Macho Man
9. Andre The Giant
10. Bret Hart

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Trevor Murdoch Released

Well, wwe wrestler Trever Murdoch has been released from the wwe.

"We have come to terms on the release of Trevor Murdoch as of today, July 03, 2008. We wish Trevor the best in all future endeavors."

Source: wwe.com

Another Interesting Piece of evidence in support of near death experiences

Another piece of evidence in support that they are not brain based. Some individuals have described in amazing detail, facts about their physical surroundings that they should not have been able to know. Some have described details of medical procedures performed on them. Some have related memories of conversations that others had during their medical emergencies or even described the jewelry and clothing worn from those around them.

Some accounts have given verified details about what happened outside the immediate room, down the hallway, or even miles away. The amount of verification is sometimes staggering. People blind from birth have correctly visual details of things around them and outside their presence. Many of these near-death details were of events occurring when the individual had no heartbeat or brain wave activity, as indicated by ''flat EKG and EEG readings, sometimes over lengthy periods of time.

Atheist philosopher Antony Flew attests that NDE's certainly constitute impressive evidence of the possibility of the occurence of human consciousness independent of any occurences in the human brain. This evidence equally certainly weakens if does not completely refute my argument against doctrines of a future life''.

Mind Body Problem

To me the mind is information, the brain is a receiver, consciousness is the soul [signal] and the spirit realms is the transmission. Materialist's assume that memory is somehow stored in the brain, one reason for this is diseases such as alzheimers appear to wipe out memory. However, it appears their are documented cases of patients claiming to have their memory coming back.

For example in Irreducible Mind Book

There are scattered reports of people apparently recovering from dementia shortly before death. The eminent physician Benjamin Rush, author of the first American treatise on mental illness, observed that "most of mad people discover a greater or less degree of reason in the last days or hours of their lives". Similarly, in his classic study of hallucinations, Brierre de Boismont noted that "at the approach of death we observe that ... the intellect, which may have been obscured or extinguished during many years, is again restored in all its integrity". Flournoy mentioned that French psychiatrists had recently published cases of mentally ill persons who showed sudden improvement in their condition shortly before death....

[Other examples of more recent vintage follow. Then:]

Such cases are few in number and not adequately documented, but the persistence of such reports suggest that they may represent a real phenomenon that could potentially be substantiated by further in traditions. If so, they would seriously undermine the assumption that in such diseases as Alzheimer's the mind itself is destroyed in lockstep with the brain. Like many of the experiences discussed in this chapter, such cases would suggest that in some conditions, consciousness may be enhanced, not destroyed, when constraints normally supplied by the brain are sufficiently loosened.[Pages 410-411]

Of course the mind body problem is still with us, however the mind body problem could soon be solved. I don't think it will be solved by physicalism.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Near Death Experiences/Out Of Body Experiences Evidence

Another piece of evidence in support that they are not brain based. Some individuals have described in amazing detail, facts about their physical surroundings that they should not have been able to know. Some have described details of medical procedures performed on them. Some have related memories of conversations that others had during their medical emergencies or even described the jewelry and clothing worn from those around them.

Some accounts have given verified details about what happened outside the immediate room, down the hallway, or even miles away. The amount of verification is sometimes staggering. People blind from birth have correctly visual details of things around them and outside their presence. Many of these near-death details were of events occurring when the individual had no heartbeat or brain wave activity, as indicated by ''flat EKG and EEG readings, sometimes over lengthy periods of time.

Atheist philosopher Antony Flew attests that NDE's certainly constitute impressive evidence of the possibility of the occurence of human consciousness independent of any occurences in the human brain. This evidence equally certainly weakens if does not completely refute my argument against doctrines of a future life''.