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  • Speech By Mugabe 'Proves He Is Losing His Mind'

    06/09/2005 7:50:31 PM PDT · by blam · 36 replies · 851+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-10-2005 | David Blair
    Speech by Mugabe 'proves he is losing his mind' By David Blair in Johannesburg (Filed: 10/06/2005) President Robert Mugabe was accused yesterday of displaying "senile dementia" when he boasted to Zimbabwe's parliament that "great strides" were being taken towards "economic recovery". The president hailed the march of progress in a capital where bulldozers have demolished thriving factories and township shacks alike, throwing tens of thousands on to the streets. Robert Mugabe at the opening of parliament The opposition Movement for Democratic Change denounced his stumbling, hesitant performance at the official opening of parliament, saying that Mr Mugabe had finally lost...
  • Mind-reading machine knows what you see

    04/25/2005 10:15:51 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 10 replies · 756+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 4/25/05
    It is possible to read someone’s mind by remotely measuring their brain activity, researchers have shown. The technique can even extract information from subjects that they are not aware of themselves. So far, it has only been used to identify visual patterns a subject can see or has chosen to focus on. But the researchers speculate the approach might be extended to probe a person’s awareness, focus of attention, memory and movement intention. In the meantime, it could help doctors work out if patients apparently in a coma are actually conscious. Scientists have already trained monkeys to move a robotic...
  • ZOT! Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment

    04/15/2005 9:58:22 PM PDT · by sushil yadav · 127 replies · 1,573+ views ^ | 16/04/2005 | sushil yadav
    Dear Group Members, I am sending you an Article to read. This is about the link between Mind and Social / Environmental-Issues. Can you (and your colleagues) help me in circulating this message among the right people? Thank you, Sushil Yadav [ My background is given in the first letter ( letter No. 1 ) under the topic " Correspondence with neuroscientists " on the website : ] MAIN ARTICLE & EXPERIMENT Please note : The article has been written in short sentences rather than paragraph-form because it is about subjective experience / emotion/ reduction of thought. Industrial Society...
  • Busy Minds May Slow Alzheimer's

    03/11/2005 8:13:49 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 20 replies · 549+ views
    Forbes ^ | March 10, 2005 | Robert Preidt
    THURSDAY, March 10 (HealthDay News) -- Keeping the brain busy may help stave off signs of Alzheimer's disease, researchers report. The University of Chicago study found that mice that lived in an "enriched environment" with chew toys, running wheels and tunnels that helped keep their brains and bodies active had lower levels of Alzheimer's-associated brain plaques and protein buildup than mice that lived in less stimulating surroundings. "This goes back to the old idea of use it or lose it, that using your brain keeps it more active. It's more common sense than anything, but what we didn't previously appreciate...
  • The Renewed Mind and How to Have It

    02/20/2005 5:16:55 PM PST · by HarleyD · 129+ views
    Desiring God Ministries ^ | August 15, 2004 | Dr. John Piper
    Romans 12:1-2I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 2 Do not be conformed to this world,but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. As I have thought and prayed about these verses, it seems to me that there are two more very large issues we should deal with before moving on to verse 3. I would like to...
  • Dean Seeks Media Blackout, Changes Mind

    02/16/2005 4:05:48 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 68 replies · 2,060+ views
    abcnews ^ | 2 16 05 | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI
    PORTLAND, Ore. Feb 16, 2005 — Howard Dean, the new chairman of the Democratic National Committee, requested a media blackout of a debate with top Pentagon adviser Richard Perle, then quickly changed his mind Wednesday after news agencies complained. "DNC Chair Howard Dean has declared a news blackout of his appearance and requested the media not quote, record, and/or paraphrase his remarks," event coordinator Gabrielle Williams wrote in an e-mail sent to news agencies Wednesday morning. "We apologize for the late notice, but we were just informed of this request." Less than two hours later, Williams called to say: "We...
  • Thinking about the mind - [review of John Searle's latest book]

    01/11/2005 12:24:10 AM PST · by snarks_when_bored · 6 replies · 675+ views ^ | December 19, 2004 | Troy Jollimore
    Thinking about the mind Cal philosopher takes a stab at explaining why we have consciousness - Reviewed by Troy Jollimore Sunday, December 19, 2004 Mind A Brief Introduction By John R. Searle OXFORD UNIVERSITY; 326 PAGES; $26 Self-knowledge is difficult, as Socrates and virtually every philosopher since Socrates has pointed out. Of all the subjects into which human beings have chosen to inquire, the most resistant to understanding has turned out to be human beings themselves. Indeed, that we researchers have turned out to be our own most recalcitrant subjects must surely constitute one of the leading ironies of post-Enlightenment...
  • Sharper minds (Drugs That Make You Smarter)

    12/20/2004 4:45:02 PM PST · by shrinkermd · 75 replies · 6,732+ views
    LA Times ^ | 20 December 2004 | Melissa Healy
    It would be hard to imagine improving on the intelligence of computer engineer Bjoern Stenger, a doctoral candidate at Cambridge University. Yet for several hours, a pill seemed to make him even brainier. Participating in a research project, Stenger downed a green gelatin cap containing a drug called modafinil. Within an hour, his attention sharpened. So did his memory. He aced a series of mental-agility tests. If his brainpower would normally rate a 10, the drug raised it to 15, he said. "I was quite focused," said Stenger. "It was also kind of fun." The age of smart drugs is...

    12/18/2004 10:54:20 AM PST · by forest · 53 replies · 1,217+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News #330 ^ | 12-19-04 | Doug Fiedor
    One useful fact all Americans should keep in mind is that they have no "right" to be protected by the police. American police are reactive, not proactive. They don't usually "prevent" crime. They catch lawbreakers after they have committed a crime. This was by design of the Founding Fathers. Because, as we see today with the anti-terrorism laws, in order to "prevent" crime, police would need all sorts of obnoxious powers that would trample all over our rights of life, liberty and property. Instead, Americans were intended to have the means of self defense. Put another way, the Constitution does...
  • Anyone seen "What the Bleep Do We Know"?

    11/28/2004 9:27:58 PM PST · by TBP · 13 replies · 819+ views
    November 29, 2004 | TBP
    I'd love to hear your comments on the movie "What the Bleep Do We Know." I thought it was the most impressive movie I have seen in a very long time. Has anyone seen it? "What the Bleep" is a movie that deals with quantumm science, the power of thought to shape our experience, the scientific basis for the power of thought. It ries to explain the nature of reality, both scientifically and theoretically. It is about "how the quantum world invites spiritual and mystical interpretations of reality." "What the Bleep Do We Know!?" talks about the science of possibilities...
  • STILL undecided? (What the heck is wrong with you?) Never mind - take the on-line test...

    10/30/2004 6:56:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies · 457+ views
    Click on the link above. Answer the questions. Get your number. (One HUGE surprise to me - stopping Sosha Security payments to the 'rich'.)
  • 9/10 vs. 9/12 on 11/2

    10/26/2004 7:56:44 AM PDT · by forty_years · 1 replies · 368+ views ^ | October 26, 2004 | Daniel Pipes
    "I can wage a better war on terror than George Bush has." So speaks Senator Kerry in the U.S. presidential campaign's final days, again reminding voters that the key issue in this race remains as it was a year earlier - deciding which candidate will better protect Americans from terrorism.As with so many topics, the basic difference between Kerry and President Bush is one of character, with the challenger repeatedly changing his mind and the president sticking with one position.On occasion, Mr. Kerry adopts Bush-like terminology. For example, in September 2004 he talked about the war on terror being "as...
  • The Arab Mind Revisited

    10/11/2004 3:11:02 PM PDT · by forty_years · 5 replies · 383+ views ^ | October 11, 2004
    Editors' preface: In the spring of 2004, the Abu Ghraib prison scandal drove headlines in the United States and the Middle East. Journalist Seymour Hersh wrote a report in The New Yorker, entitled "The Gray Zone," describing the abuse of prisoners as the outcome of a deliberate policy. Hersh also made reference to a book, The Arab Mind, by the cultural anthropologist Raphael Patai (1910-96): The notion that Arabs are particularly vulnerable to sexual humiliation became a talking point among pro-war Washington conservatives in the months before the March 2003 invasion of Iraq. One book that was frequently cited was...
  • "Wrong Channel" CARTOON featuring John Edwards and Teresa Heinz

    10/05/2004 9:47:46 PM PDT · by IPWGOP · 5 replies · 1,201+ views ^ | 10/5/2004 | IPWGOP
    Oct. 5, 2004[NOTE: Ambulance-chasing trial attorney John Edwards is known for his "channeling" tricks during jury trials, where he would "hear" the voice of the deceased "telling" him what to say. Thus, the following statement by Edwards warrants a strong 'Consider the Source' warning.]John Edwards: "I'd say if you live in the United States of America and you vote for George Bush, you've lost your mind."   This is an email-able, copyright-ready graphic you can use in emails, on blogs, in flyers, on posters... anything that's noncommercial.
  • Consciousness, God, and the Human Soul

    09/23/2004 6:39:32 AM PDT · by truthfinder9 · 4 replies · 331+ views
    BreakPoint with Charles Colson Commentary #040923 - 09/23/2004 Are Humans 'Computers Made of Meat'? Consciousness, God, and the Human Soul Three years ago, the British journal Resuscitation published a remarkable article about human consciousness. It described a year-long British study that offered evidence that consciousness continues after a person's brain has stopped functioning, and he has been declared clinically dead. As former journalist Lee Strobel notes in his book The Case for a Creator, "It was dramatic new evidence that the brain and mind are not the same," but are rather distinct entities. As Reuter's journalist Sarah Tippit put it,...
  • In The Neanderthal Mind

    09/22/2004 5:32:57 PM PDT · by blam · 34 replies · 1,473+ views
    Science News ^ | 9-18-2004 | Bruce Bower
    Week of Sept. 18, 2004; Vol. 166, No. 12 , p. 183 In the Neandertal MindOur evolutionary comrades celebrated vaunted intellects before meeting a memorable demise Bruce Bower Call a person a Neandertal, and no one within earshot will mistake the statement for a compliment. It's a common, convenient way to cast someone as a stupid, brutish lout. From an evolutionary perspective, the invective has no basis in truth, say archaeologist Thomas Wynn and psychologist Frederick L. Coolidge. This interdisciplinary duo, based at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs, has drawn on a range of scientific research and prehistoric...
  • Who Am I?

    08/05/2004 10:25:09 PM PDT · by · 21 replies · 2,334+ views
    Dennis Prager ^ | 8/05/04 | Red Fox
    Who Am I? I don’t believe in the concept of evil, But I think the Bush administration is evil. I care more about getting my social security and Medicare Than I care about genocidal dictators. I weep for whales and dying animals, But I am unconvinced of the goodness and global necessity of freedom; even after mass graves are discovered. I want world peace, But I’m not willing to export freedom. Despite the success of the war against terrorism in Afghanistan and Iraq; Despite the success of the tax cuts and the rebounding economy, I will continue to undermine the...
  • Coffee 'Can Make The Mind Go Blank'

    07/19/2004 8:18:05 PM PDT · by blam · 76 replies · 1,758+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-20-2004 | Nic Fleming
    Coffee 'can make mind go blank' By Nic Fleming (Filed: 20/07/2004) Drinking coffee can cause tip-of-the-tongue moments when the brain struggles to retrieve information, according to a study. Caffeine, widely held to make people more alert, can make the mind go blank or struggle to switch between trains of thought. It can help the brain process information rapidly but interferes once the brain tries to switch between subjects, researchers claim. Volunteers were split into two groups, with one given 200 milligrams of caffeine - the equivalent of two cups of coffee. They then answered 100 questions after reading 10 "priming...
  • FDA Approves Human Brain Implant Devices

    04/14/2004 5:40:59 AM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 29 replies · 456+ views
    AP ^ | Tuesday, April 13, 2004 | By JUSTIN POPE
    BOSTON (AP) - For years, futurists have dreamed of machines that can read minds, then act on instructions as they are thought. Now, human trials are set to begin on a brain-computer interface involving implants. Cyberkinetics Inc. of Foxboro, Mass., has received Food and Drug Administration approval to begin a clinical trial in which four-square-millimeter chips will be placed beneath the skulls of paralyzed patients. If successful, the chips could allow patients to command a computer to act - merely by thinking about the instructions they wish to send. It's a small, early step in a mission to improve the...
  • Hate The Bushes If You Like But Mind How You Do It

    12/05/2003 6:48:45 PM PST · by blam · 26 replies · 148+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-6-2003 | Alec Russell
    Hate the Bushes if you like but mind how you do it By Alec Russell (Filed: 06/12/2003) Many in Europe believe that America after September 11 will not brook an angry word against George W Bush. Well, those days are now over - at least as long as you follow American etiquette in how to hate a president. Mr Bush on the Time cover Denouncing Mr Bush is the latest trend to dominate the talk shows. This week the anger industry moved into new territory with the launch of Michigan's equivalent of the "Calendar Girls". "Babes Against Bush" is a...
  • Today's Affirmation

    09/14/2003 8:21:15 PM PDT · by TBP · 207+ views
    UCRS ^ | September 14, 2003 | Connee Chandler, RScP
    Daily Affirmation Sunday, September 14, 2003 First, my prayer allows my good today. Then, my mind rests in prayer over time. Ultimately, I gently build my awareness of the glory of God as me, one simple prayer at a time. -- Connee Chandler, RScP
  • Mind Over Matter, Scientists Say The Brain Really Matters

    09/01/2003 2:29:13 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 269+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 9-2-2003 | Steve Connor
    In mind over matter, scientists say the brain really matters By Steve Connor, Science Editor 02 September 2003 Scientists trying to find whether there is any truth to "mind over matter" say brain activity can control resistance to influenza. They have demonstrated a direct link between the brain's emotional state and the body's immune defences to explain why depressed people are more likely to catch a cold. Although there is considerable research showing a person's mood can influence their susceptibility to a virus, no previous study has found a direct link to the brain. Neuroscientists led by Richard Davidson, of...

    08/02/2003 4:43:59 PM PDT · by betty boop · 618 replies · 1,067+ views
    Karl Jaspers Forum ^ | August 21, 2001 | Varadaraja V. Raman
    ON A RESONANCE THEORY OF THOUGHT AND SPIRITUALITY by Varadaraja V. Raman The following theory is proposed to explain the observed phenomena of thought and spiritual/mystical experience/creativity: PROBLEM: (a) Thought is the subtlest emergent entity from the human brain. As of now, though it is taken to arise from complex biochemical (neuronal) processes in the brain, we have no means of detecting any physical aspect of thought. (b) All sensory experiences (light, sound, smell, taste, sound) result from an interaction between an external agent (photon, phonon, etc.) and some aspect of the brain. HYPOTHESIS: (a) It is proposed that, like...
  • The Absurdity of 'Thinking in Language'

    05/23/2003 3:59:51 PM PDT · by unspun · 1,292 replies · 1,085+ views
    the author's site ^ | 1972 | Dallas Willard
    The Absurdity of 'Thinking in Language' This paper has been read to the University of Southern California philosophy group and the Boston 1972 meeting of the American Philosophical Association, as well as to the Houston meeting of the Southwestern Philosophical Society. Appeared in The Southwestern Journal of Philosophy, IV(1973), pp. 125-132. Numbers in "<>" refer to this journal. Among the principal assumptions of major portions of philosophy in recent decades have been: (1) That philosophy somehow consists of (some sort of) logic, and (2) that logic is a study of and theory about (some sort of) language. There, of...
  • Divinity without Dogma

    04/28/2003 7:25:13 AM PDT · by TBP · 18 replies · 347+ views
    Conscious Choice ^ | September 2001 | Jonn Salovaara
    Divinity without Dogma A Look at Progressive Churches by Jonn Salovaara Conscious Choice, September 2001 This article looks at groups associated to varying degrees with Christianity. Other articles have featured, and will feature, outposts of other religious traditions. For thousands of years, churches have formally stated and proclaimed "a body of doctrines concerning faith and morals" -- the dictionary definition of "dogma." Institutionalized belief tends to become dogmatic, even when the belief itself begins as an alternative to an earlier dogma. So it was with early Christianity, starting small and in contrast to Judaism and imperial Roman belief and eventually...
  • "CLICK HERE to upload your soul"

    03/26/2003 6:34:11 AM PST · by vannrox · 11 replies · 480+ views
    Computer World ^ | Personal Computer World magazine, November 1996. | Toby Howard
    Ghosts, computers, and Chinese Whispers Toby Howard This article first appeared in Personal Computer World magazine, November 1996. "CLICK HERE to upload your soul" was one of the tamer headlines seen recently in reports describing the "new research direction" of British Telecom's research labs at Martlesham Heath. BT, it was reported by such authorities as The Guardian, Reuters, Time, and the Electronic Telegraph, is embarking on a huge new research project. Funded to the tune of 25 million pounds, an eight-man team is developing a "Soul Catcher" memory chip. The chip will be implanted behind a person's eye, and...
  • Science, Soul, Heaven and Supreme Mind

    01/10/2003 5:40:38 PM PST · by Momaw Nadon · 19 replies · 323+ views
    Pravda On-line ^ | January 8, 2003 | Alexander Bolonkin
    Russian scientist Alexander Bolonkin develops artificial intelligence in the USA It was shown in my previous articles about the artificial intelligence and human immortality that the issue of immortality can be solved fundamentally only with the help of changing a biological bubble of a human being to an artificial one. Such an immortal person made of chips and supersolid materials (the e-man, as it was called in my articles) will have incredible advantages in comparison with common people. An e-man will need no food, no dwelling, no air, no sleep, no rest, no ecologically pure environment. Such a being...
  • Hollywood Delusions

    09/09/2002 4:47:23 PM PDT · by Inyokern · 24 replies · 591+ views
    The truth about John Nash of "A Beautiful Mind" This is reality: There is a mathematician named John Nash who got his PhD at Princeton and was a professor at MIT. He was diagnosed with schizoprenia in the 1950's and was incapacitated for many years. He was allowed by the Princeton administration to hang around the campus during the 1970's and '80's during which time he gradually recovered his sanity. He was awarded the 1994 Nobel Prize for Economics after the Nobel committee took the unusual step of sending a representative to Princeton to see if he was in good...
  • The Clinton Mystique - The Corruption of Critical Thinking

    08/12/2002 3:33:26 PM PDT · by vannrox · 7 replies · 575+ views
    DA-DI ^ | 8-11-02 | Gerald L. Rowles, Ph.D.
    The Clinton Mystique - The Corruption of Critical Thinking Gerald L. Rowles, Ph.D. We have often attributed a broad range of societal ills to the misguided tyranny of the educational system. I don't believe that to be hyperbolic, but I think that it is easy to overlook the tyranny of the "socialization system" that is governed by other such elite institutions as (American Psychological Association) APA-accredited training programs and their offspring - psychology licensing agencies. An example: People stand in awe of the Clinton mystique, that a man such as Bill Clinton is such a persuasive communicator, when he has...

    06/26/2002 8:04:31 PM PDT · by RedBloodedAmerican · 270 replies · 600+ views
    One of Bin Laden’s Goals Achieved Through Attacks of September 11TH (Washington, DC) All of the major news media organizations have reported within the last 24 hours that President Bush is on the verge of formally announcing yet a new Middle East policy, calling for the creation of a provisional Palestinian state, with final borders drawn and full autonomy established within a three year period. Reports claim that President Bush hopes the plan for the new Palestinian state will be adopted at a Middle East peace summit tentatively planned for September. Bush’s formal announcement has been delayed by yet another...
  • Indexing Evil

    06/13/2002 7:57:30 PM PDT · by vannrox · 10 replies · 482+ views
    Psychology Today ^ | FR Post 06-13-02 | Michael Welner, M.D., talks to PT News Editor Kaja Perina about forensic psychiatry in the courtroom
    Indexing Evil Michael Welner, M.D., talks to PT News Editor Kaja Perina about forensic psychiatry in the courtroom. How depraved is the act of defiling a corpse? What about bombing a building at the time of maximum occupancy? Such unsavory questions constitute the Depravity Scale, an attempt to define “heinous, depraved, atrocious and cruel” behavior. Michael Welner, M.D., is the scale’s architect. Welner is also chairman of the Forensic Panel, editor in chief of The Forensic Echo and associate professor of psychiatry at New York University. Kaja Perina: How do you define depravity? Michael Welner: It’s an intentional act that...
  • Conscious Mind Could Be An Electromagnetic Field

    06/13/2002 7:25:36 PM PDT · by Scully · 47 replies · 394+ views
    Daily University Science News ^ | 16-May-2002 | Daily University Science News
    Are our thoughts made of the distributed kind of electromagnetic field that permeates space and carries the broadcast signal to the TV or radio. Professor Johnjoe McFadden from the School of Biomedical and Life Sciences at the University of Surrey in the UK believes our conscious mind could be an electromagnetic field. “The theory solves many previously intractable problems of consciousness and could have profound implications for our concepts of mind, free will, spirituality, the design of artificial intelligence, and even life and death,” he said. Most people consider "mind" to be all the conscious things that we are aware...
  • Quote of the Week 6-3-02 (Thoughts Govern Events)

    06/03/2002 2:44:43 PM PDT · by TBP · 149+ views
    The Power of Decision | Some years ago | Dr. Raymond Charles Barker
    "The material world rearranges itself to accommodate what a Thinker wants and it does so as a Thinker is thinking and deciding." -- Dr. Raymond Charles Barker, The Power of Decision