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Author: GusSmed Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool CAPS All Star Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 60049  
Subject: Re: Got time for another medical care articel or Date: 12/1/2007 10:37 AM
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Your comments just let me know that you don't understand it. One day you will.

It's always a tad ironic when someone defending complete nonsense based on wishful thinking and inappropriate analogies assumes a posture of smug superiority. You're hardly the first person to pretend that "you just don't understand" is a substitute for evidence and reason when defending mysticism.

As I said before, Art, I really don't care what you believe. What's annoying is your constant preaching about it, and your willingness to discard any evidence that directly contradicts what you believe when you do push the conversation in that direction. The way you repeatedly complain about the fact that your tissue-paper theories got shredded at AF is typical. It's not that they're "piranha." It's that they don't brook much nonsense when it comes to ideas, and you're deeply emotionally attached to these beliefs.

I'm familiar with the "duality" concept you're so fond of, and in some circumstances, it certainly is applicable, if not fraught with the meaning you think it has. The idea of tension between conflicting concepts is something that's been kicking around in philosophy for a long, long time. But you're a guy with a hammer who thinks everything is a nail.

And frankly, the "duality" stuff has no bearing whatsoever on your other two hobbyhorses, near-death experiences or the "holographic universe" hoo-hah. The former is a fairly well documented syndrome connected to anoxia, and the latter is a lot of nonsense invented by a guy who didn't really understand the concepts he was twisting to justify his own beliefs. Talbot was a Velikovsky for the 90's.

- Gus
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