Discussing people’s propensity to believe amazing things without sufficient evidence. Healthy skepticism is essential, but don’t let it prevent wonder.
A total reliance on the physical sciences, to the exclusion of philosophy, is a shortsighted way of attempting to model reality. Science, like philosophy, deals with abstractions – only it’s not often realised.
Video response by Nick Dutch:
I was recently interviewed by occultist Sin Jones, who was fascinated (but healthily sceptical) of my claims about psychokinesis:
I’m a believer in psychic phenomena because of personal experience. What can I do to help others overcome skepticism, and to contribute to this being taken more seriously? This is a response to Sin Jones’s video:
Christians often accuse occultists of brainwashing, animal sacrifice, human sacrifice, sexual molestation of children, ritualistic child abuse. When you consider the facts on both sides, this becomes the ultimate boomerang.
An in-depth examination of how psychokinesis works and the technique for generating a PK effect. This is my personal theory.
I attempt to explain why telepathy, psychokinesis, etc., are not yet considered legitimate science, and why attempts at laboratory confirmation have generally failed – while the phenomena themselves are experientially real.
I perform a seven-day test to show conclusively that a psi wheel under a glass bowl does not move on its own by natural forces, i.e. aided by air currents, or temperature & lighting changes.
Discussing the idea of God from the perspectives of monotheism (God is a being), pantheism (God is the universe) and atheism (God is the Big Bang singularity). What light does modern science shed on this age-old question, especially in light of the motion of galaxies and the nature of energy?
On Friday 25 March I was invited to be the guest on the Blog Talk Radio show Indigo Children Radio. The general theme was “critical thinking.” Over a period of one hour forty-five minutes, we talked about religion, atheism, philosophy, the nature of “God,” consciousness, psionics, the JREF million dollar challenge, UFOs, modern gurus, and more.
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And the solution is …
Thank you to everyone who participated and made this a lot of fun. YouTube user “SexyMelon” from Russia, your copy of Reality Check will be winging its way to you tomorrow.
Free copy of Reality Check (or Chion) for the first person to guess why the psi-wheel is moving in the featured video. Answers must state the specific details of the cause and effect relationship. Not just “It’s heat” or “It’s static,” etc. Enter by commenting on the YouTube video, not here on the blog. If you don’t have a YouTube account, hard luck; unfortunately, the only way to determine who gets the right answer first is if all the entries are collected in one place.
Here’s the original video in full, for your complete reference.
Reflections on two years of telekinesis training, covering: Physiological sensations during practice; Non-volitional telekinesis; Comparison between psionics and ritual magic; Tips for cracking telekinesis in a sealed environment; Quantum physics as a framework for understanding psionics.
The book featured in the video is The Psion’s Handbook by Sean Connelly (free download).
The results of my ongoing experiments with telekinesis have strongly indicated that the proximity of my body to the object affects success. The most recent results, however, cast some doubt on that theory: