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Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 04-09-2010, 08:23 AM
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Posted By Ocean
Re: Mindfulness in Medicine (Alworth & SkepticDoc)

You have now an alternative to your "trololololo..." guy!
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 12-16-2009, 08:38 PM
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Posted By Ocean
Re: Mindfulness in Medicine (Alworth & SkepticDoc)

Yes, if you are trying to articulate something that may be too abstract, it can be frustrating.

As to the first part, asking whether that sense of connection is an illusion, I don't have a...
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 12-16-2009, 07:17 PM
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Posted By Ocean
Re: Mindfulness in Medicine (Alworth & SkepticDoc)

I consider that connection a state of mind that is elicited by certain situations, people, etc.

Perhaps you want to expand in what you mean by 'greater whole'.
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 12-16-2009, 07:12 PM
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Posted By Ocean
Re: Mindfulness in Medicine (Alworth & SkepticDoc)

True. Laughter is infectious! Do you ever laugh until you abdominal muscles hurt?

Now, that last passenger with glasses that got on the train, is he one of our commenters?
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 11-29-2009, 09:48 PM
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Posted By Ocean
Re: The Mind

SkepticDoc had a good point about Death Panel's hysteria being an obstacle for this kind of discussion. But, I would hope that there will be a day, after health care is passed, when these topics stop...
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 11-29-2009, 06:30 PM
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Posted By Ocean
Re: The Mind

I pretty much agree with all of the above. That's why I raised the question about the meaning of finding some degree of consciousness. Intermittent stupor without an ability to command any of the...
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 11-29-2009, 01:33 PM
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Posted By Ocean
Re: The Mind

"Signs of consciousness" is too vague a statement. I guess it all depends on the reason why you would want to determine whether someone may have any degree of consciousness. Even if we accept that...
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 11-27-2009, 07:48 AM
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Posted By Ocean
Re: Mindfulness in Medicine (Alworth & SkepticDoc)

"Just"? Take away that word from your question and the meaning starts to change.



Perhaps you could start defining the 'something else'.



Yes. Depending on the circumstances, you could...
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 11-27-2009, 12:48 AM
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Posted By Ocean
Re: Mindfulness in Medicine (Alworth & SkepticDoc)

From your link (http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/nothingness/):
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 11-26-2009, 11:58 PM
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Posted By Ocean
Re: Mindfulness in Medicine (Alworth & SkepticDoc)

You can use the words that best describe the states of mind or principles that you mention above. The fact that some of the terms that best describe those states are associated with their use by...
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 11-26-2009, 11:43 PM
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Posted By Ocean
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 11-26-2009, 10:53 PM
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Posted By Ocean
Re: Mindfulness in Medicine (Alworth & SkepticDoc)

Needless to say that none of the above involve religion. Why would the above be called 'spiritual'?



I thought your goal was to come back as a gray parrot.

I'll work on being sound, music...
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 11-26-2009, 09:55 PM
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Posted By Ocean
Re: Mindfulness in Medicine (Alworth & SkepticDoc)

If you leave the term "spiritual" aside for a moment, what aspects of education do you think are desirable but not present in secular education?



I said spiritual practice because Sam Harris...
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 11-26-2009, 09:01 PM
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Posted By Ocean
Re: Mindfulness in Medicine (Alworth & SkepticDoc)

I don't think that the killing you are referring to was really, really about abolishing property. It was about redistribution of property.



Yes, but at an individual level and with limitations....
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 11-26-2009, 05:19 PM
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Posted By Ocean
Re: Mindfulness in Medicine (Alworth & SkepticDoc)

I haven't read Harris. However, I have heard that kind of argument against religion many times. In certain contexts, it may be appropriate to remind people, that indeed, there have been many...
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 11-26-2009, 11:10 AM
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Posted By Ocean
Re: The Mind

No. I would say it's more accurate to state that Jung's ideas are a departure from Freud's. Jung was initially Freud's contemporary disciple and friend. But, at some point they departed from each...
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 11-26-2009, 10:04 AM
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Posted By Ocean
Re: Mindfulness in Medicine (Alworth & SkepticDoc)

Here is the introduction (haven't read it yet):



And I agree with that so far.
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 11-26-2009, 10:01 AM
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Posted By Ocean
Re: The Mind

You've got to practice salesmanship skills!



I'm always nice... almost.



Good! That's a bait!
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 11-26-2009, 09:42 AM
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Posted By Ocean
Re: The Mind

How the heck am I going to find time to check all these links? Could you give a synopsis? Please, I'm a curious mind!
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 11-25-2009, 11:10 PM
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Views: 31,526
Posted By Ocean
Re: The Mind

Talking about the mind and consciousness. You may find this kind of study (http://www.edge.org/documents/archive/edge306.html) interesting. Those French scientists!
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 11-25-2009, 09:27 PM
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Posted By Ocean
Re: Mindfulness in Medicine (Alworth & SkepticDoc)

Now, listen to me. First, sit at the edge of your chair, ...


:)
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 11-25-2009, 08:50 PM
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Posted By Ocean
Re: Mindfulness in Medicine (Alworth & SkepticDoc)

Whether there is a next round or not, I think you are better off doing what you think is the right thing to do for this round, wouldn't you agree?
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 11-25-2009, 07:09 PM
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Posted By Ocean
Re: Mindfulness in Medicine (Alworth & SkepticDoc)

A significant amount of our everyday suffering is unnecessary and self-inflicted.
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 11-25-2009, 07:06 PM
Replies: 157
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Posted By Ocean
Re: Mindfulness in Medicine (Alworth & SkepticDoc)

Peace and harmony sound better to me...



Not going there.
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 11-24-2009, 09:48 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 31,526
Posted By Ocean
Re: Mindfulness in Medicine (Alworth & SkepticDoc)

"Se acabó la rabia" alias "Se acabó el sufrimiento¨. :)
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