> My God people don't you have even a rudimentary bullshit detector? Fantastic > claims, cries of persecution, irreproducible results, this crap just reeks > of junk science!
I don't think Sheldrake is correct, but he writes papers and collects experimental results. Maybe he's lying, and maybe other scientists are lying. That happens, unfortunately -- in part because the wrong incentives where created, but that's another topic. We all assign degrees of belief to different things. For example, I assign I high degree of belief to the idea that most scientists are not deliberately lying to me. If I didn't I would have to reject science, because I don't have the time or resources to replicate even a fraction of the results. We all accept science mostly by betting on a set of beliefs. I assign a low degree of belief to morphic fields, but am willing to listen to theories. If I weren't, I would lose the opportunity to play with ideas. You will be persecuted if you decide to do experimental research with psychedelics. Apparently you will be censored if you even propose the idea. Nobody will be able to reproduce your results without breaking the law. The only scientific claim that Hancock makes is that ayahuasca can be used to treat drug addiction. We are legally forbidden from testing this claim. Can you claim with a straight face that there is freedom of scientific inquiry? -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.