News Briefs 04-12-2012

More than 30 years ago, CSICOP set out to influence mainstream media coverage of the strange and paranormal. Check through today's news briefs and tell me how you think they've done…

Thanks Kat.

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I was at this casino minding my own business, and this guy came up to me and said, "You're gonna have to move, you're blocking a fire exit." As though if there was a fire, I wasn't gonna run. If you're flammable and have legs, you are never blocking a fire exit.

Mitch Hedberg

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jupiter.enteract's picture
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The Scientific American article is pretty much your typical glib dismissal of the NDE phenomenon; however some of the comments posted below it are even more interesting than the article itself, IMO--worth checking out.

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Interestingly, it appears that Eben Alexander himself is one of those posting responses to the SciAm article.

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The materialist scientific establishment looks increasingly overmatched by the enormous amount of experiential evidence flooding the media these days. Their arguments in the abstract look so tepid compared to experience. They have basically started to disavow the value of anything at all subjective. I realize that the scientific process is supposed to detach itself from the subjective, but science progress has always employed the subjective to advance new ideas and science. Without valuing the subjective a lot of what we call scientific evolution would never have happened in the first place. The scientific establishment doesn't any longer believe in taking chances.

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mind.....blown. i demand a documentary detailing how one does take such photos so I may also take such photos.

...I forgot how I got here but everyone seems to be heading off in that direction. I hope someone brought food. I have a feeling this is going to be a long journey................

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check out TED's femtocamera lecture? :3

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All that lives is holy, life delights in life.

--William Blake

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"When I was a child the angels used to tell me I would write about God and them," she says, "but I didn't used to take any notice of them… but even when Angel Michael said to me that it is getting near your time I was telling him, 'Stop pestering me. How does God expect me to write a book when I can't read or write at all?' He said help would be sent to me. And it was."

What I find interesting about this, is that it reminds me of how in the Old Testament, Moses objects of becoming Jehovah's envoy because he stutters.

God likes to keep it on Legendary level, I guess :P

It's not the depth of the rabbit hole that bugs me...
It's all the rabbit SH*T you stumble over on your way down!!!

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See video
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...I forgot how I got here but everyone seems to be heading off in that direction. I hope someone brought food. I have a feeling this is going to be a long journey................