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Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 11-29-2009, 07:28 PM
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Posted By Wonderment
Re: The Mind

Here's the big ethical question, I think:

Suppose you have a 15-year-old child who is in a car accident. To keep the medical data simple, she's in a deep coma and the doctors say, "We can keep...
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 11-29-2009, 03:02 PM
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Views: 31,526
Posted By Wonderment
Re: The Mind

It is interesting from several vantage points, including the ethical issue for medical professionals who may acquiesce in "facilitated communicator" scams. Early detection of the scam seem to be very...
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 11-26-2009, 10:33 PM
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Posted By Wonderment
Re: Mindfulness in Medicine (Alworth & SkepticDoc)

In order to underscore the importance of emotions like awe, a sense of the sacred, holiness, reverence, goodness (moral virtue) and compassion.

I don't know what other vocabulary to use. I...
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 11-26-2009, 09:38 PM
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Posted By Wonderment
Re: Mindfulness in Medicine (Alworth & SkepticDoc)

Well, meditation would be one thing. I visited a school in India once where the students would all gather at sunset for 20-30 minutes of silent meditation.

Another component would be nonviolent...
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 11-26-2009, 08:24 PM
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Posted By Wonderment
Re: Mindfulness in Medicine (Alworth & SkepticDoc)

I am thinking more about educating those future generations. Many of the people I most admire as peacemakers (Gandhi and MLK, for example) were deeply religious in traditional ways. I also, of...
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 11-26-2009, 07:37 PM
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Posted By Wonderment
Re: Mindfulness in Medicine (Alworth & SkepticDoc)

We have also managed to kill a few million in the name of abolishing property. We're very creative about our pretexts for homicide.



Can we think, pray or meditate ourselves out of our...
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 11-26-2009, 03:07 PM
Replies: 157
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Posted By Wonderment
Re: Mindfulness in Medicine (Alworth & SkepticDoc)

How about this?



Harris typically goes off the deep end in the second part of the article, where he misreads and mischaracterizes several violent conflicts, blaming them all on religion.

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Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 11-25-2009, 07:56 PM
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Posted By Wonderment
Re: Mindfulness in Medicine (Alworth & SkepticDoc)

I'm disinclined to think there is a next round for "me."

But there is a next round for someone who will have a self just like mine and who can benefit from our heretofore accumulated wisdom.
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Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 11-25-2009, 06:41 PM
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Posted By Wonderment
Re: Mindfulness in Medicine (Alworth & SkepticDoc)

I would say that I wish you had told me that 50 years ago, but regrets and resentments are part of the everyday suffering I now know is unnecessary and self-inflicted.
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 11-25-2009, 01:12 AM
Replies: 157
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Posted By Wonderment
Re: Mindfulness in Medicine (Alworth & SkepticDoc)

Well, that too. But there are some people who have nervous collapses over a visit to the dentist and others who can jump into the middle of a war zone with only mild anxiety. Anxiety is also hard to...
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 11-24-2009, 08:33 PM
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Posted By Wonderment
Re: The Mind

Also sounds like something the SkepticDoc would be skeptical of:
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 11-24-2009, 08:27 PM
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Posted By Wonderment
Re: Mindfulness in Medicine (Alworth & SkepticDoc)

Absolutely.

By the way, do you think there is any cultural significance to the fact that the 3 members of Se acabó la rabia are especially active in the Sufrimiento discussion? Quizás sea...
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 11-24-2009, 07:07 PM
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Views: 31,526
Posted By Wonderment
Re: Mindfulness in Medicine (Alworth & SkepticDoc)

Yes, which I'm suggesting is not subject to quantification. I didn't really expect you to answer each question; I'm just raising them for philosophical reflection.

I think it's good that physical...
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 11-24-2009, 03:34 PM
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Posted By Wonderment
Re: Mindfulness in Medicine (Alworth & SkepticDoc)

Interesting, but the psychology of suffering (as opposed to pain) seems like a whole different ballgame to me.

How do people cope with suffering, if induced by physical pain or not? Is there a...
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 11-24-2009, 01:12 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 31,526
Posted By Wonderment
Re: Mindfulness in Medicine (Alworth & SkepticDoc)

Nice job, guys!

The most interesting part for me was SkepticDoc's observation about the difficulty of measuring suffering (as opposed to pain) in his patients. Doctors now routinely ask patients...
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