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by tjssailor
Sun Dec 05, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Survival
Replies: 54
Views: 466

Re: Survival

... and all of the essays which won pale in comparison to Cleric's recent one or two page post on the modern obsession with proof. But he would not have won pointing out the very question is flawed to begin with, especially since BK was one of the judges :) Mishlove took down $500k for 1st prize... ...
by tjssailor
Fri Dec 03, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Survival
Replies: 54
Views: 466

Re: Survival

Idealism attempts to describe formally what becomes obvious: It’s obvious that what I AM is Consciousness experiencing It’s obvious that the same Consciousness is experiencing everything It’s obvious that there is no substance or physical reality Consciousness is experiencing a self- generated virtu...
by tjssailor
Tue Oct 19, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: EEG spikes in humans and rats at end of life and what this means for the supposed 'evidence' for idealism
Replies: 49
Views: 1019

Re: EEG spikes in humans and rats at end of life and what this means for the supposed 'evidence' for idealism

"Once again when these spikes go away you are dead and you won't look like you are conscious. You can choose to believe your consciousness doesn't need these spikes but there is no science or philosophy that has proven that. It would be a question of faith. As for spikes all over the place, the...
by tjssailor
Tue Oct 19, 2021 1:08 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: EEG spikes in humans and rats at end of life and what this means for the supposed 'evidence' for idealism
Replies: 49
Views: 1019

Re: EEG spikes in humans and rats at end of life and what this means for the supposed 'evidence' for idealism

Once again "spikes "of electricity mean nothing as far as experience is concerned. These "spikes" are probably in the microvolt range. So what. What about the hundreds or thousands of volts of "spikes" that occur all over the place. Are they creating experiences? How ca...
by tjssailor
Wed Sep 29, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Are there any SIMPLE books refuting what Bernardo calls "The materialism of qualities"?
Replies: 55
Views: 1706

Re: Are there any SIMPLE books refuting what Bernardo calls "The materialism of qualities"?

All of his arguments about dreams and optical illusions are easily explained by materialism as products of the nervous system and its interactions with the world. In fact, they are argument in favor of materialism. They are only arguments against naive realism. People blind from birth don't see in t...
by tjssailor
Tue Sep 21, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Cleric's Responses to Mystical Metaphysics (or How to Make a Logical Argument)
Replies: 217
Views: 5257

Re: Cleric's Responses to Mystical Metaphysics (or How to Make a Logical Argument)

lorenzop wrote: In my humble opinion the best and simplist approach is to be opposed to any possibility of life after death... Do you know what you are? Can you explain why you exist in the first place? If not then why would the above be valid? I am consciousness You are consciousness It's the same ...
by tjssailor
Mon Sep 13, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: A good and balanced article on NDEs
Replies: 24
Views: 821

Re: A good and balanced article on NDEs

There's no evidence at all that neurons can create consciousness, think, or create any other mental phenomenon. How many neurons does it take to create a thought? How can neurons capture any experience and store it? Just the usual faith based claptrap by the usual suspects. “It’s not that we’re in c...
by tjssailor
Sat Sep 11, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: What causes bad trips?
Replies: 129
Views: 3834

Re: What causes bad trips?

I appreciate these descriptions as well. Although these medicines have never materialized for me. (Hey you want to try this?). I had my own awakening without them and understood that " I am You, You are Me" at some level for years. Lately however it all feels more real. The idea that I'm w...
by tjssailor
Mon Aug 09, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: why denying the existence of The Light and The Tunnel among academia?
Replies: 64
Views: 1904

Re: why denying the existence of The Light and The Tunnel among academia?

We all have a common physiology with similar brains. Most of the online reporters probably come from similar Judeo-Christian background. It isn't surprising people report similar experiences. So why do we seem to be different people? Why aren't I staring out of your eyeballs as well as my own? If my...
by tjssailor
Mon Aug 09, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: why denying the existence of The Light and The Tunnel among academia?
Replies: 64
Views: 1904

Re: why denying the existence of The Light and The Tunnel among academia?

" Many of the best accounts are old with most of the people surrounding the account dead so any follow-up is impossible. Finally, if NDEs are taken somewhat at face value, it is hard to know what to conclude from them. Most people who have near death episode have no recollection of anything. Go...