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4 days ago
Susan Doris
Thank you for response - and youre right of course! But the fact is that it was people who did it in the past, so logically people could do it again. I don't think it is just a question of style! Susan RichardBullivant Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Perhaps you are right, and today our 'style' is > different so we wouldn't attempt something like
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4 days ago
Susan Doris
Quote I mean, those stone blocks at the top of Ollantaytambo, quarried from behind another mountain.. we couldn't do it today :( How do you know?! We do not of course take on such tasks since what would be the point? Who would put up the money? Who would defend what might be considered the unnecessary damage to the quarries? Who would pay a sufficient number of people enough money to make it wort
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4 days ago
Susan Doris
QuoteI apologize- I do ramble a lot. I think paper would be the best record of my thoughts. Whether it's paper or internet is irrelevant, but putting them in a discussion forum is the wrong choice, since only rarely have they been the start of an interesting follow-up discussion; the majority have been somewhat grandiose and to me very off-putting, titles which could have been gathered into a bl
Forum: Inner Space
5 days ago
Susan Doris
QuoteSince I am writing my memories from 12,900 years ago, it requires a deeper contemplation. You mean you have to make up more stuff?!! What possible value or interest can you imagine you have by posting your fantasy world as if it had some connection with reality? A lucky dip selection from your pick-an-answer bag will not suffice, you know! Susan file
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5 days ago
Susan Doris
Personally, I think it would also be a very good idea if you just added any more lectures, or blog-type posts on to this heading, as this would save starting a new one everytime a thought comes into yorhead. They are rarely discussion starters, since, as it seems to me anyway, they are more concerned with using words that cloud, not clarify, meaning. Susan
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5 days ago
Susan Doris
QuoteWe, an understatement considering the billions of people involved directly or indirectly, are the most fascinating SUBJECT of the Universe. How is it that some primary knowledge from so many sources have missed the Mark of human consciousness? What are you talking about? What 'primary knowledge' do you think there might be? From what 'sources'? And what is this' mark of human consciousness
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5 days ago
Susan Doris
Quoteironic that so much ingenuity has the potential to dicipher the most complicated item in the world!! The questioning and experimentation that humans have been doing since their species evolved to what it is today has resulted in a vast amount of knowledge including an understanding of how we are all formed of the elements, and a Theory of Evolution which has stood the test of time. Why you
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6 days ago
Susan Doris
QuoteSo, Susan, it is a Lost Cause to even bother with the extensive studies that would be neccessary to even evaluate anything stirring in anyone's mind!! what would the starting guess/hypothesis be? What sort of experiments would be devised? What equipment would be needed and who is going to put up the funds to try and create it, knowing that there is not an objective observation to start w
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6 days ago
Susan Doris
For a start - thank you!!QuoteOk, Susan. I am stating By all means make statements, but if you think they are factual, you have to back them up with some independent and objective evidence. Quotethat telepathy, hallucinations (visions), ghosts, UFO's and other supposed activities of the brain are not testable by science, Telepathy and ghosts cannot be tested. especially using the scientific me
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6 days ago
Susan Doris
Please, please, at least occasionally try to write straightforwardly, instead of trying to fit in as many *good* words from your vocabulary as you can. doing so sounds as if you are talking down to others and in fact obfuscates meaning. There's a time and a place for pretentious prose, but a discussion forum is not one of them in my opinion. Susan Itatw70s Wrote: -------------------------
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6 days ago
Susan Doris
QuotePS Eckhard Toll speaks of a part of consciousness that is not that of the thinking mind. Eckhart Tol is apparently an expert 'spiritual writer' and believes life has a purpose. Well, he can say that til the cows come home, but unless he can show a method and back up his suggestion with tests, then he will get nowhere; except, I suppose, slightly richer if the gullible give him money to say
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6 days ago
Susan Doris
well I have listened to that - didn't bother to get the computer to count how many words - but far too many of them appear to have been chosen for length rather than comprehensibility, so - in my opinion of course - it is a mini-lecture instead of a clear discussion starting point. Ah, wel. Anyway, you finish with this: QuoteA scientific conclusion of a "don't know" is evidence of
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7 days ago
Susan Doris
Quote My thinking, is what would an alternative pairing lead to then, with a similarly redefined 'Adam AND Eve? I ask, as the two are so traditionally intertwined. Whatever the imagination of the writers of the time chose the story to be I think; or how they chose to vary the stories others had written before them. It would depend thereafter on the way subsequent people re-told the story and
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7 days ago
Susan Doris
That was a very, very interesting read. Susan
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8 days ago
Susan Doris
QuoteSo storytelling is definitely a powerful aspect of the evolved human brain. We all do it! As I am in the habit of mentioning quite often I think! Susan
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8 days ago
Susan Doris
QuoteA whole different interpretation, Susan Well, if the link has any connection with the cloyingly saccharine, sentimental title of your post, then I will not be clicking on it!! Susan
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8 days ago
Susan Doris
Quote In short, every time a person attains rapture singing in the Choir, we need a scientist nearby with the tools to analyze exactly what is happening. And that is probably not going to happen! No, that is not needed; enough is known and objective so far for us to be sure that our brains have the capacity, the evolved capacity, to produce all the thoughts and emotions capable of being imagined
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8 days ago
Susan Doris
QuoteI King Poster Boy, have spoken!! " Susan, I'd be interested to hear you thoughts on this general idea... the King Poster Boy business notwithstanding, of course. :) Please take up your appointment immediately!!! Excellent post, but as we're dealing with evolved human nature, it is a well-nigh impossible idea! On the optimistic side, there are enough people who are clear-thinking, pr
Forum: Author of the Month
9 days ago
Susan Doris
QuoteHi Susan ~! I can give it a try - to answer your questions and comments. The first one is, "That's quite a claim!" Unfortunately it is not clear to me what you are referring to. Can you clarify it please? Thank you. From my various posts what am I claiming? Thank you for your response. It seemed to me very much as if you are claiming that the world will make better progress and mov
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10 days ago
Susan Doris
QuoteIt is about your post, and you do it every time on AOM. For a start, that is factually untrue. QuoteI held my breath over the rudeness you showed the author, Tell me why it is rudeness to ask straightforward, relevant questions of an author who, presumably voluntarily, presents articles, links to websites and books on GH. Quotebut just maybe you did not mean to be rude, only not being
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10 days ago
Susan Doris
QuoteGG: To me too! But I expected it, as Susan does that to all the authors of the month. that is a personal remark about me personally = against CofC. It is not about the content of my post(s). As such, it should be apologised for and withdrawn, in my opinion. Quote.I am not sure if she understands how it sounds to others. Well, surely that is up to each individual to decide, and if they obj
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10 days ago
Susan Doris
PB, in your response to Matt, you use the word mundane over and over again. It is a word with, in your use of it here, a derogatory slantt. Just because science and reality do not have complete answers to many things, it does not mean that what they can so far verify is not correct, or useful, or practical, especially as such partial knowledge can be the basis for moving towards more complete
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10 days ago
Susan Doris
Quotehe wasn't addressing you, Susan. And you think I need you to advise me of that?!!! Quote You are talking about "proof," which is not what science is about. In science, nothing is ever proven. And I made that very clear. Quote Mark is challenging Matt to at least consider spiritual possibilities-in part because hMatt's done such a good job in raising up some interesting issues w
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10 days ago
Susan Doris
QuoteHere I would say that you've made the case for spiritual experiences, Susan. If you mean I have made a case for all experiences happening entirely without the necessity, intervention or existence of any spirit/entity/etc which entirely lacks objective evidence, then yes! QuoteThere have been some very interesting advances in neuroscience regarding spiritual experiences too. Monks and clerg
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10 days ago
Susan Doris
QuotePerhaps I misunderstood Susan. Each of your four sentences sounded confrontational to me: I am here because I enjoy discussion, therefore I am not in the habit of writing woolly posts! Quote "That's quite a claim! How many readers have you? Are those with the power to change things coming to you for advice? I don't think mentioning it here on GH is going to help much." But
Forum: Author of the Month
11 days ago
Susan Doris
QuoteIn the other, you have types like yourself: who insist that only mundane explanations are possible. Really? I know that as far as I'm concerned, I point out regularly that nothing is ever proved beyond doubt. All claims, even if 99.99recurring% probable, must leave room for challenge, better knowledge, and correction. By the way, I think your post contains a lot of the NPF (negative proo
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11 days ago
Susan Doris
QuoteIt's not clear to me what you are asking Susan. As far I am not 'asking' anything really. You are here and I as a member of the GH read and make comments. Quoteas I know it is OK to post external links in this forum. Did you actually read the blog on decolonization you are referring to? It is also my choice as a member here to decide whether to go to a link. If I do not go to the link, I d
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11 days ago
Susan Doris
QuoteSusan, that is following the Christian way without being a Christian! Very strongly disagree. That is the way of life that leads to survival, constantly changing and altering according to circumstances. Also, that way of life has been the way of societies and civilisations since pre-recorded history. The people of ancient times imagined their own gods and thought that worshiping them aided
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11 days ago
Susan Doris
29. Re: No
QuoteSusan, can you mention some of the “other possibilities” that you think might apply here? Neither Tom nor Ray are claiming their experiences are “supernatural”. Therefore, you have to show some other “acceptable” possibilities. Thanks, Misinterpretation, misremembering - the brain is very good at that, believing what others say, , perceived rather than seen directly, the brain reacting insti
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11 days ago
Susan Doris
QuoteUpdating requires direct help from God And therein lies the core, the nub, the heart of the problem faith believers have: zero fact, zero objective evidence to validate in any way any claim made about such imagined spirits/entities/etc. Quotethrough the Holy Spirit, And for that, there is the same, i.e. zero, amount of evidence. I can of course easily imagine what people think a Holy Spi
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