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6 years ago
Dr. Lew Graham
Audrey, You wrote: "Lew is rather quick to throw an insult when someone is 'brazen' enough to disagree with him." Your mislabeling of a cited reference work is hardly disagreeing with me. My pointing out the mistake is hardly an insult. Rather, it is correcting a false claim about the veracity of an antique literary source. So there is no need to personalize factual issues, wh
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6 years ago
Dr. Lew Graham
Matt and Kristin, Mark Grant summarized the situation correctly. Southern Illinois University pronounced Glenn Kimball's Ph.D. as being fully earned and never retracted that pronouncement. But the actual sheepskin was never formally handed to him ('awarded') at a matriculation event due to faculty infighting that flared at a later point. To many, this would have been a distinction without a d
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6 years ago
Dr. Lew Graham
Dear Woodward and Bernstein, Sorry to intrude on your high-five's and back-slapping over ad hominem mistakes known in formal logic as fallacies of relevance. You two are carrying on a despicable tradition of attacking Glenn Kimball’s credentials and scholarly research findings by falsely impugning him as a fraud. This effort was initially launched by orthodox critics who clung to mainstream id
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6 years ago
Dr. Lew Graham
Dr. Rita, Your video was engaging and quite high in quality. Plus, the articles were well worth the time to peruse. Like the old adage about belly buttons ('everybody has one'), I have my own perspectives about such issues. And this material has provoked productive personal pondering! Lew
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6 years ago
Dr. Lew Graham
A "mental construct" means an idea or observation expressed in a word, Kristin. The word is hardly a thing, just like a map simply represents the territory. That's the reason I placed the noun "Gravity" in quotes. My English teachers always said that a noun represents a person, place or thing. You wrote about gravity: "Actually, it isn't a mental construct. It's a pr
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6 years ago
Dr. Lew Graham
Relax, Dr. Rita. I predict you'll laugh out loud! Besides it's tamer than the talk of some radio interview hosts who've had Graham Hancock on air. Watch your email. I'll send the punchline shortly. Lew
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6 years ago
Dr. Lew Graham
What do you get when you cross-breed a prostitute with a dictionary? I'd rather refrain from supplying the answer on the GMHB. Some might find it offensive. But watch your email over the next day. (As if you needed any encouragement....) And please allow me to reciprocate by getting out my own violin briefly. I was called a "psychologist" in one post -- a gratuitous personal i
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6 years ago
Dr. Lew Graham
Aloha Michael, I am so loving it as I make my way through your very rich website. Kudos on your social courage and observational acumen. And, please permit me to begin a sincere dialog by asking a big picture question. To wit, the aggressive Spaniards plundered vast amounts of gold in vanquishing the Inca. But they never identified the source of that precious metal. For example, a huge, s
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6 years ago
Dr. Lew Graham
Aloha Dr. Rita, You're so welcome. My posting was sincere. Every word was authentically intended to communicate. And nasty? Yes, in my view. Indeed, I've only encountered such nastiness from possessing spiritual entities who were resisting exorcism. But speaking up has its predictable consequences. Looks like I'm now a successor target in the ad hominem line of fire. Better me than you!
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6 years ago
Dr. Lew Graham
Aloha Kristin, You wrote: "We know what gravity is. We just haven't found the mechanism for it yet." Actually, gravity is a mental construct. It is what NLP refers to as a process-structure transformation (read distortion). In essence, "Gravity" is a shorthand word that we use to describe the relational interaction patterns between objects based on relative mass. And you
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6 years ago
Dr. Lew Graham
Carol, Please note the key words: "...in a manner that frankly appears...". I wrote: "This exchange is becoming tedious. It reminds me of your pattern of dismissively asserting "hoax" with respect to various issues in a manner that frankly appears to be based on a superficial Google search from which you have extracted the comments of a few naysayers." I'm done
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6 years ago
Dr. Lew Graham
MJ, in all candor, I recoiled from your post. I could only wonder whether arrogant condescension and sarcastically patronizing put-downs are endorsed by the 'Compositional Manual for Atheist Writers'. IMO, you owe Dr. Rita a sincere apology. The late Dr. Stan Russell (1926-2012) was a personal friend, a business associate, an Esalen Institute pioneer, a skilled Ericksonian hypnotherapist, a sy
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6 years ago
Dr. Lew Graham
Aloha Kristin, Pseudoskepticism is a neologism formed from two roots. "Pseudo" is an adjective, meaning "bogus, sham, phony, artificial, mock, ersatz, quasi-, fake, false, spurious, deceptive, misleading, assumed, contrived, affected, insincere; informal pretend, put-on. ANTONYMS genuine." So, take your pick. "Skepticism" is an noun, meaning "doubt as to the
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6 years ago
Dr. Lew Graham
Aloha Carol, I have read the plain English of your postings and interpreted much of what you've written as defensive in nature. Hence, respectfully, I decline to descend into this latest homework assignment. I believe you have largely ignored my simple questions. On the other hand, I have always endeavored to reply to your questions -- even apologizing when you 'corrected' me about having f
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6 years ago
Dr. Lew Graham
Good points, Mark. You have displayed talented humor using terrifically insightful irony. Many are mental casualties of knee-jerk negativity, rationalized as 'impartial skepticism'. The odd part, though, is that such pseudo-skepticism invariably seems to bolster existing beliefs and pre-formed prejudices. The heart sinks.... BTW, I even kept reading your postings despite the terrible typos!
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6 years ago
Dr. Lew Graham
Thank you, Ramakrishnan and Dr. Rita. Your chat was eye-opening. And it provoked plenty of productive pondering! I do hope you appreciate alliteration.... Lew
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6 years ago
Dr. Lew Graham
Carol, This exchange is becoming tedious. It reminds me of your pattern of dismissively asserting "hoax" with respect to various issues in a manner that frankly appears to be based on a superficial Google search from which you have extracted the comments of a few naysayers. Thank you for your time. Lew
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6 years ago
Dr. Lew Graham
Carol, I feel that you neglect to read my postings carefully. Again, how could I know your priority of concerns if you fail to disclose them in plain English? All I can read are your written words -- rather than your mind. Yet, it seems you think I 'should have known' what was uppermost in your mind. Really? Is this "reasonable"? Lew
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6 years ago
Dr. Lew Graham
49. Clarity
Carol, let me ask you as an English teacher and a fan of writing excellence: How could I possibly have known which of your two questions was more important since you left out this key information in your written posting? Lew
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6 years ago
Dr. Lew Graham
50. What?
Carol, your brief posting said: "Can you link to some of these documents, Dr. Lew? If there are so many, how come the general public has never heard of them?" I answered your question about the general public's ignorance first. It is a wide-scope question about human ignorance that is truly vexing and required a considered response. I abhor brief, 'drive-by' statements/questions as
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6 years ago
Dr. Lew Graham
Glenn therefore has no active website. His scholarly, single-handed work was about uncovering unknown information rather than showmanship. Do you know anyone who maintains their e-image beyond the grave? Of course not. What kind of 'gotcha' is that? What is important is the content of Dr. Kimball's findings. He was a true Biblical scholar who was following the evidence yet attacked by ort
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6 years ago
Dr. Lew Graham
Aloha Carol, You have misinterpreted a minor aspect of my post. Your main question was answered at length. Please see my reply below to David L. And the www.gnosis.org site has quite a few links I can only wonder if you took the time to look at it..... Lew Post Edited (03-Sep-13 05:42)
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6 years ago
Dr. Lew Graham
David, Read my posting carefully, please. I made two suggestions about where to "start". You ignored the first one. I wrote that as a first priority "...you might start with Dr. Glenn Kimball's scholarly summaries written for the lay person. You also might peruse...". You'll need to do far more research after starting. And perhaps reading Glenn Kimball's The Hidden Poli
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6 years ago
Dr. Lew Graham
Aloha Carol, Why does the general public cling to uninformed ideas? I honestly wish I knew why humans are so mired in misconceptions. Perhaps Graham Hancock's summary statement best meets the test of Occam's Razor: “We are a species with amnesia….” And this pattern traces back (at least) to 238 BCE, when Egypt’s ‘traditional’ calendar year had strayed greatly off-course in slow motion. Tha
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6 years ago
Dr. Lew Graham
MJ, Here's one link. It's from the Hubble site, a source of fakery, junk research and pseudoscience according to the 'Moon-Landing-as-Hoax' skeptics. This link is cited in my writings: Still, your posting was a nice putdown. It was acerbically opinionated as an expert pronouncement. But by directing it to broad-brush 'issues', rather than specifics, you evaded the risk of violating
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6 years ago
Dr. Lew Graham
Aloha David, Actually we have much more than the paltry, edited material in the New Testament. But if that's what you choose to believe, so be it. In fact, thousands of documents concerning Jesus, including his words, have been discovered in the last 75 years. (They dwarf the goverment-approved New Testament.) And they show that Jesus of Nazareth was a real person. If you are interested, yo
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6 years ago
Dr. Lew Graham
Aloha MJ, How do I know? I read science. And this issue is explained clearly in my writings. Lew
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6 years ago
Dr. Lew Graham
Aloha Dr. Rita, Words fail me. You have been a superlative host in the authentic spiritual meaning. One of the very best AoM's ever. And your graciousness is right in sync with this exalted esoteric value. You have publicly brought to life the true meaning of "host" in front of our very eyes. Mahalonui, Lew
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6 years ago
Dr. Lew Graham
Aloha David, The traditions you cite were all beneficiaries of a legacy bequeathed by the handful of advanced people who survived the demise of an ancient, high civilization. Its cataclysmic destruction occurred about 13,500 years ago. As to Jesus, the Egyptian priests pronounced him to be a reincarnated Atlantean soul "from before the flood". Even as an infant in Egypt, just a few
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6 years ago
Dr. Lew Graham
Hey Eddie, Thanks for the lively posting. And personally I know more about the Chauvet cave paintings than the ones at Lascaux. The Chauvet cave paintings have been dated as 31,000 years old, thereby upending the field of art history. The orthodox timeline has been strained again! This is because the Chauvet paintings are “disturbingly” modern with evidence of great artistic skill in shading
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