Monday, 15 February 2016

Episode 40

The seventh of several episodes in which Juliet and I ramble conversationally around a mind map I made. The six topics we randomly selected (not all covered in this episode) were "'solar' v. 'lunar' consciousness", "animal communication", "the Mayan calendar", "singularitarianism", "faster-than-light communication", "the Uncertainty Principle". A seventh, "rogue", topic was "'scientism' and materialism".

We discuss placebo effects, homeopathy, Rupert Sheldrake's "morphic resonance theory", the Gauquelin's "Mars Effect" and other controversial topics, in particular the way they've been handled by organised skeptics and the scientific establishment. This leads on to some insightful concluding remarks from Juliet, inspired by Wittgenstein's writings on the limits of language.

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