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WHEDON SHEDS LIGHT ON "SERENITY'S" NEW DAY
Monday, December 9, 2013 7:10 PM
Likes to mess with stuffs.
Monday, December 9, 2013 7:34 PM
Monday, December 23, 2013 11:49 AM
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Wednesday, December 25, 2013 5:16 PM
The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/folder/1uwh75oa407q8/Firefly
Quote:Originally posted by whozit:
I wonder how River is now? Normal?
Quote: A theme given almost equal prominence with space travel is telepathy. Whereas interplanetary and interstellar voyages have a technological and scientific basis, telepathy is almost as clearly anti-scientific. No rational reasons can be conjured as to why humanity should develop an ability to communicate directly, mind to mind, without speech in this or any future generation.
The idea of telepathy is ancient, but was given new impetus by the discovery of wireless waves and the development of radio at the beginning of this century: if unseen messages can be directed from crystal, why not from head to head? This false analogy has taken root in the popular mind. Any charlatan coming along and claiming to bend spoons or read print with his or her fingertips finds ready credence among the gullible.
Yet psi powers have deservedly found their way from the various quack psychic phenomena investigated so solemnly at the end of the 19th century into the pages of science-fiction stories. For SF readers wish to see the world change, to see that new certainty which must necessarily develop, and telepathy would change the world even more effectively than the A-bomb or space travel.
Saturday, February 22, 2014 5:16 PM
Saturday, February 22, 2014 10:49 PM
Quote:^ Hmmm. I never knew that Brian Aldiss wrote that psychic
abilities only find ready credence among the gullible. So ...
he knows the limits of the 'Verse? I find that gullible.
Sunday, February 23, 2014 12:14 AM
Sunday, February 23, 2014 10:53 AM
Quote:Originally posted by Oonjerah:
SPOCK: Doctor Jones was born a telepath, Captain.
Quote:Google Tech Talks
January, 16 2008
Do telepathy, clairvoyance and other "psi" abilities exist? The majority of the general population believes that they do, and yet fewer than one percent of mainstream academic institutions have any faculty known for their interest in these frequently reported experiences. Why is a topic of enduring and widespread interest met with such resounding silence in academia? The answer is not due to a lack of scientific evidence, or even to a lack of scientific interest, but rather involves a taboo. I will discuss the nature of this taboo, some of the empirical evidence and critical responses, and speculate on the implications.
Speaker: Dean Radin
Dean Radin is a researcher and author in the field of parapsychology. He is Senior Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences and four-time former President of the Parapsychological Association. He holds an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and a masters degree in electrical engineering and a doctorate in educational psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has worked at AT&T Bell Labs and GTE Labs, mainly on human factors of advanced telecommunications products and services, and held appointments at Princeton University, Edinburgh University, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, SRI International, Interval Research Corporation, and Boundary Institute. At these facilities he was engaged in basic research on exceptional human capacities, principally psi phenomena.
Quote: Google Tech Talks
September 2, 2008
We have been brought up to believe that the mind is located inside the head. But there are good reasons for thinking that this view is too limited. Recent experimental results show that people can influence others at a distance just by looking at them, even if they look from behind and if all sensory clues are eliminated. And people's intentions can be detected by animals from miles away. The commonest kind of non-local interaction mental influence occurs in connection with telephone calls, where most people have had the experience of thinking of someone shortly before they ring. Controlled, randomized tests on telephone telepathy have given highly significant positive results. Research techniques have now been automated and experiments on telepathy are now being conducted through the internet and cell phones, enabling widespread participation.
Speaker: Rupert Sheldrake
Rupert Sheldrake, Ph.D. is a biologist and author of more than 75 technical papers and ten books, the most recent being The Sense of Being Stared At. He studied at Cambridge and Harvard Universities, was a Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge and a Research Fellow of the Royal Society. He is currently Director of the Perrott-Warrick project, funded from Trinity College Cambridge.
Sunday, February 23, 2014 5:17 PM
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 12:22 AM
Quote:I was there on one occassion when founding Noetic Sciences was
announced. I believe Mitchell was in the SF Bay area to contact
"adepts" at Lewis Bostwick's Berkeley Psychic Institute
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 12:30 AM
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Tuesday, February 25, 2014 6:14 PM
Quote:There is truth to PSI IMO.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 8:12 PM
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Wednesday, March 5, 2014 2:50 PM
"Well, so long Earth. Thanks for the air... and what-not." -Philip J. Fry _________________The more we are protected, the more we are trapped within. -P. Gabriel----Nothin' worse than a monster who thinks he's right with god. -Mal
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