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Reductionist Neurophilosopher Dr. Patricia Churchland Awkwardly Ends Skeptiko Interview After Views Are Challenged

Pic: US Govt. (PD)

Pic: US Govt. (PD)

Was host Alex Tsakiris being too aggressive and disrespectful towards the good doctor? Or was Dr. Patricia Churchland – Oxford educated, MacArthur Fellowship awarded, highly regarded academic and author of recent you-are-your-brain book Touching a Nerve – simply ill-prepared for her long-standing beliefs, rooted in scientific materialism, to be contested?

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(Interview and transcript also available over at Skeptiko)

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Can Yoga Give You Superpowers?

Fer-37-07.06.úrdhwa parshwa kákásana 3If Dean Radin is right, I’m signing up tomorrow. From Bookish:

Yoga diehards have long claimed that the practice can allay physical ailments, such as back pain andheadaches, as well as improve mood and mental agility. But these perks may not represent the full reach of yoga’s power, says parapsychology researcher Dean Radin in his new book, “Supernormal: Science, Yoga and the Evidence for Extraordinary Psychic Abilities.”

Before its recent popularization as an alternative physical and mental discipline, Radin writes, “The essential goal of yoga was to achieve states of insight that revealed the true nature of Reality.” This rarefied plane of consciousness offers many spiritual rewards, some of which we’re familiar with–deep focus, empathy, enlightenment–and some of which sound more like the paranormal weaponry of the X-Men. By clearing their minds of static and attachments, and perfecting bare focus and attention, Radin suggests, yogis of previous eras were able to transcend their intellectual and bodily confinements to commune with—and alter—the world around them.

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Dean Radin on ‘The Eternities’ Podcast

RadinVia The Eternities:

In his latest book, Supernormal – Science, Yoga, and the Evidence for Extraordinary Psychic Abilities, Dean Radin asks if humankind possesses latent psychic potential, presenting supportive new evidence that, he argues, challenges the assumptions of mainstream science and which suggests an underpinning reality in tune with the insights of the mystic.

Dr. Radin is one of the world’s foremost researchers into psychic phenomena. He is currently Chief Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) and bestselling author of The Conscious Universe and Entangled Minds.

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