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A Forgotten Truth and The Sacred Quest

Categories: Book Review, David Lorimer|

The subtitles of these books are significant in referring to a spiritual vision for modern man and the integration of experiment with experience in arriving at a coherent worldview. Both Max and Peter epitomised the Network approach of balancing rigour with openness, and indeed it was Peter who invited Max to join the Network after the initial meeting recommended writing letters to possible members.

A Radical view of Information On its nature and science – A. K. Mukhopadhyay, 2008

Categories: 2008, A. K. Mukhopadyay, Article, Authors|

If one browses through internet, using key phrase like ‘what is information’, one comes across numerous websites, which work with definition of information limited to message, signal, code, data, facts, text, instruction, lore, symbols, concept, construct, knowledge, wisdom etc. This paper takes the view that almost all of these are nothing but space time construct of information and the information itself is something else!

A Reappraisal of Teresa of Avila’s Supposed Hysteria – Christopher Bache, 1985

Categories: 1985, Article, Christopher Bache|

This essay offers a reassessment of Teresa's severe seizures which were such a characteristic feature of her mysticism. The diagnosis of hysteria is no longer viable, at the very least given its abandonment by clinicians. An alternative analysis is developed by phenomenologically comparing Teresa's seizures to parallel experiences of subjects in LSD assisted psychotherapy.

An Essay on Metaphysics

Categories: Book Review, David Lorimer|

There is no doubt in my mind that the book is a seminal one for philosophy of science and should be much more widely known in the field. It consists of five parts, namely metaphysics beginning with Aristotle, anti-metaphysics, the existence of God, the metaphysics of Kant, and causation.

An Uncommon Collaboration

Categories: Book Review, David Lorimer|

The author is surely correct in describing the collaboration between Krishnamurti (1895-1986) and David Bohm (1917-1992) as uncommon, since, as he points out, most collaborations take place within the same discipline. There is no doubt that they were both men of genius, deeply concerned with the human situation, its limitations and prospects.

Anesthetics Act in Quantum Channels in Brain Microtubules to Prevent Consciousness – Hameroff et al., 2015

Categories: 2015, Article, Stuart Hameroff|

Unfortunately, modern mainstream anesthesia, neuroscience and pharmacology offer no functional targets nor mechanisms of action for direct effects of anesthetics consciousness or memory. Yet anesthetic mechanisms still offer the best possible approach to understanding consciousness and memory encoding.

Artificial Intelligence, Human Intelligence and Intelligence of Nature – A.K. Mukhopadhyay

Categories: 2017, A. K. Mukhopadyay, Article|

There are several difficult questions in ambitious project of fusion between psychology and intelligent robotics. What human beings can do that an intelligent robot cannot? What intelligent robots can do but human beings cannot? Why are we not intelligent robots? Why it is so difficult to have intelligent robots with faculty of humanness?

Atheism is Inconsistent with the Scientific Method, Prizewinning Physicist Says

Categories: 2019, Essay, Marcelo Gleiser, News|

Marcelo Gleiser, a 60-year-old Brazil-born theoretical physicist at Dartmouth College and prolific science popularizer, has won this year’s Templeton Prize. Valued at just under $1.5 million, the award from the John Templeton Foundation annually recognizes an individual “who has made an exceptional contribution to affirming life’s spiritual dimension”.

Belonging to God

Categories: Book Review, David Lorimer|

The book is grounded in inter-spirituality and endorsed by Ravi Ravindra with its deeper exploration of the spiritual transformative journey, which is the primary purpose of religion – hence the term interspiritual rather than interreligious dialogue.

Beyond Belief: When Science Becomes A Religion (A response to Lane and Visser) – Taylor, 2018

Categories: 2018, Article, Steve Taylor|

In this essay, I will focus on three of the typical characteristics of belief systems. The first is that adherents to a religion or belief system accept tenuous assumptions and presuppositions as facts. The second is that adherents may not be consciously aware that they have adopted a belief system, and interpret the world through the prism of their beliefs without being consciously aware of any filtering or distorting.

Beyond Matter: Why Science Needs Metaphysics

Categories: Book Review, David Lorimer|

Here is Roger Trigg at his most incisive and succinct as he returns to his examination of where the limits of the modern scientific enterprise might legitimately lie. He makes a clear and persuasive case for the validity of explanations in metaphysics, ethics, and theology, against both the reductive stance we have inherited (through various permutations) from positivism and the abnegation of universal truth claims of post-modernism.

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