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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