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Why Are So Many Scientists So Wrong About Philosophy?

There’s no doubt that Bill Nye “the Science Guy” is extremely intelligent. But it seems that, when it comes to philosophy, he’s completely in the dark. The beloved American science educator and TV personality posted a video last week where he responded to a question from a philosophy undergrad about whether philosophy is a “meaningless topic.” The video, which made the entire US philosophy community collectively choke on its morning espresso, is hard to watch, because most of Nye’s statements

Religion vs Spirituality: 7 Major Differences

A lot of people mistake Spirituality for Religion or some mysterious, supernatural occurrence. Some even think of it as a sect but this is because of their lack of knowledge and their fear of being manipulated.If we move past this and try to study and understand what spirituality actually is, we’ll come to a realization that it is nothing mysterious or supernatural nor in any way connected to a sect of any kind.These differences between Religion and Spirituality will help you understand what
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Spirituality Without Religion — But What About The Sacred?

There is a current trend toward ‘Religion without God’ — churches are cropping up without God as the center of attention and simply building community. This is not entirely new, Ernest Holmes’ Science of Mind has been in this area, along with questionable movements like Scientology for some time.But with the growth of technology, atheism has also become more active. Bill Maher, Richard Dawkins, Stephen Hawking and other popular atheists ridicule literal interpretations of scripture and denial
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The Egg – This Story will Blow Your Mind and Expand Your Consciousness Just Like It did Mine

Yes. It is true. The story I am about to tell you will be probably one of THE BEST short stories you’ll read in your life I have no doubt about that.Also, this story will blow your mind to a whole new level, it will ascend your thinking and you will never think of life in the same way again. How do I know this? Well.. I’ll let you read it right now and you let me know if I’m wrong, ok? Ok.The EggYou have died. It was a car accident, nothing particularly remarkable, but fatal nonetheless. You
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Quantum Weirdness is Everywhere in Life

Weird quantum effects are so delicate it seems they could only happen in a lab. How on Earth can life depend on them?The point of the most famous thought-experiment in quantum physics is that the quantum world is different from our familiar one. Imagine, suggested the Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger, that we seal a cat inside a box. The cat’s fate is linked to the quantum world through a poison that will be released only if a single radioactive atom decays. Quantum mechanics says that the
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Sister Veni Cooper-Mathieson: Pioneer Thinker & Metaphysical Teacher

Australia has a long tradition of self-help literature and much of it was written, in the early years, by colourful characters who embraced a hodgepodge of new and progressive ideas which included Theosophy, New Thought, Swedenborgianism, Socialism, Christian Science, temperance, vegetarianism and marriage reform. This connection between minority religious and social philosophies and ideas of individual mental development was to be observed across the Western world from the late 19th century
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At a Time of Zealotry, Spinoza Matters More than Ever

In July 1656, the 23-year-old Bento de Spinoza was excommunicated from the Portuguese-Jewish congregation of Amsterdam. It was the harshest punishment of herem (ban) ever issued by that community. The extant document, a lengthy and vitriolic diatribe, refers to the young man’s ‘abominable heresies’ and ‘monstrous deeds’. The leaders of the community, having consulted with the rabbis and using Spinoza’s Hebrew name, proclaim that they hereby ‘expel, excommunicate, curse, and damn Baruch de
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Buddhist Ethics has a good day: on Philosophy, East and West

Almost 3 years ago exactly, 3 AM Magazine interviewed Jay Garfield, one of the best-known Buddhist philosophers in academia today. I wrote about that interview and still look back fondly on the comments and conversations that ensued.So it was with great joy that I saw 3 AM Magazine’s latest interview with a Buddhist philosopher: Nicolas Bommarito, who teaches at NYU and the University of Buffalo. It was a great reminder that great thought within the academy is still being devoted to Buddhist
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Ambitious Metaphysics – How To Have Better Ideas

Paul Laffoley shifts in his seat.The Palace at Westminster and the London Eye are visible behind him.“My primary concern is how you connect mass to consciousness. That’s where visionary art has its home base.”Swoon.This is a man who once trained Playboy Bunnies to lecture on his paintings because he couldn’t afford to pay attendants for his show at the Boston mansion. When introducing him, the director of the Hayward Gallery said “this is as close as you are ever going to get to hearing Da
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Neuroscience Confirms that Spiritual Intelligence (SQ) is ‘Hard-wired’ in the Human Brain

Neurological studies have established that the brain has three distinct processing modes, called serial, parallel and synchronous. Serial processing is associated with IQ functions in the left brain. Parallel processing is associated with EQ functions in the right brain. And synchronous processing is associated with SQ functions in the whole brain.Neural Basis for Spiritual Intelligence Oscillations at 40Hz propagate across the whole brain synchronously, and are associated with conscious
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The Difference Between Religion And Spirituality

Ken Wilber, America’s most cited philosopher, makes a case for separating the 2 “modes of knowing” that we see in all religions — relative and absolute (or, myths and spirituality).Separating the two, he says, is essential for unfolding our deepest potential and is the most important thing missing from the modern education
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Mind Over Matter: How Thoughts Influence Physical Reality

"Mind Over Matter" is how thought processes can influence our physical reality. To understand how this works, we need to define what "Mind" is and the relationship of Mind and thought to "Matter".One definition of Mind I found online is, "the element of a person that enables them to be aware of the world and their experiences, to think, and to feel; the faculty of consciousness and thought". The Mirriam Webster Dictionary defines Mind as, "the element or complex of elements in an individual
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