Whether it is the Bible or the Constitution, people tend to see what they want to see, instead of what is actually there.
Feeling disappointed in the Dalai Lama for remarking that his successor should be a woman, but only if she is beautiful. I cannot believe that such a statement would ever come from an enlightened person. He needs to apologize.
Through experience with adversity I have learned to be compassionate for others.
Conversely, those who have been fed with "silver spoons" have no real idea of the harshness of reality, and are therefore less likely to be compassionate to others.
I have seen several studies that people with less money tend to be more altruistic than those with more money. (here is a reference to one of the studeis: www.businessinsider.com/lower-status-people-more-likely-to-share-wealth-than-higher-status-people-2018-6?r=US&IR=T )
And in cases where the rich give to charity, their gifts are not often anonymous. Indeed, it appears there are often ulterior/self serving motives at play.
I am very surprised. I thought it would have taken another twenty years at least. This is huge.
Similar efforts are afoot to get psilocybin-related measures on the ballot in Oregon and California in 2020.
The Secret Universe is being processed by Barnes & Noble right now. The e-book should be up on their site soon. Unfortunately, the paperback is going to take a longer time.
Here is something that I can recommend.
The Society for Scientific Exploration, or SSE, is a group committed to studying "edge science". The society's magazine, the Journal of Scientific Exploration, was established to provide a scientific forum for ufology, parapsychology, and cryptozoology having published research articles, essays, book reviews and letters on those and many other topics that are largely ignored in mainstream journals.
CLICK HERE: www.scientificexploration.org/
P.S. Some skeptics have defaced the SSE wiki page with more of their ridiculous criticisms. According to these people, the SSE has a “hidden agenda”, and that they ignore evidence that contradicts what they want to believe. Any body who knows anything about the SSE knows that this is not true. They routinely debunk and reject unwarranted material. This is yet another bad attempt by the fanaticals to disparage topics that they themselves are ideologically opposed to.
New essay posted on the essays page on the controversial psychology professor Jordan Peterson. Enjoy . . .
Excerpt from THE SECRET UNIVERSE:
Of course, present-day skeptics of this type of phenomenon do not accept the vague and extraordinary nature of these reports. Such critics adhere to the maxim: “extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof.” However, the problem with this stance is that it creates a double standard. In this situation, investigators are not concerned about objectively searching for indicators that point toward a possible truth, but rather are more concerned about devising ways of disregarding such indicators in order to maintain a preestablished conclusion. This type of circular reasoning (i.e., informal fallacy) is not only unjustifiable but unscientific.
If you read the book. If you get it. Tell others.
We are going to do this word of mouth style.