On 3/22/2013 11:30 PM, meekerdb wrote: > On 3/22/2013 5:54 PM, Telmo Menezes wrote: >>> 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. > I think that Sheldrake is seeing macroscopic quantum effects.
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