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Hi Lee,

I became an academic person long ago with a special interest in light. Not light, as energy, but light as information, and the neuro and cognitive processing of that information. Along the way, I was thoroughly schooled in how confused and messed up things were in science, best explained by Thomas Kuhn:

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I actually met Thomas about the time I was participating in a full scale Cognitive revolution in academia, and the experimental studies being carried out all around me were fascinating. A fun read from this era is Plans and the structure of behavior:

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The source of much of my revolutionary thinking was, The senses considered as perceptual systems:

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It was in Hawaii, working on a telemedicine project, that I stumbled upon "Fingerprints . . ." and devoured the contents. With such a radical scientific background--even within the academic world--I was not at all surprised to see Graham similarly tackle established dogma in fields that I knew nothing about. What surprised me a little, was that we academics were thought of as locked into dogma--to be exposed and enlightened by free thinking free lancers like Graham. But, the writing was compelling, and the discoveries seemed real--sounded like fun. Besides,I had always been a fan of blue sky thinking.

The big difference I see, after following developments for 20 years or so is that so many of the contributors are really lacking in appropriate training in basic science and philosophy. So they do it wrong--but don't understand why their contribution has not been widely accepted. The deeper issue is that many of Graham's flashy fantasies of lost civilizations can't be tested in sufficient detail to be truly supported--even if the "know-how" and resources were available.

I've admired what you've contributed in Mysteries for a long time, and hope some of it turns into a book. I think it represents some of the best efforts to add some of the detail sorely lacking in Graham's books. I'd like to see more of this in the future.

Efforts to get more "sciency" in speculations about human cognitive processes, consciousness, and the universe seem to be new areas--especially when they involve some sort of computer simulation. It may be an area of exploration for the future, but so far I've found examples at GHMB far too sensationalistic. So far, ones I've explored lack detail much as in Graham's early "Fingerprints.

I never forget that there are two kinds of bad theories: ones that explain too little; and ones that explain too much. At GHMB, the theories never explain too little.

Ray

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Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 1867 Thanos5150 05-Jul-19 02:13
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Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 248 Susan Doris 05-Jul-19 17:24
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Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 231 Susan Doris 06-Jul-19 09:52
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Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 214 Susan Doris 06-Jul-19 17:25
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 204 cladking 06-Jul-19 18:16
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 200 Eddie Larry 06-Jul-19 20:06
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 214 Thanos5150 07-Jul-19 15:30
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 204 Susan Doris 07-Jul-19 16:30
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Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 203 Aine 07-Jul-19 22:31
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The advantage of scholarly "tricks" in formulating opinions 208 drrayeye 08-Jul-19 22:26
Re: The advantage of scholarly "tricks" in formulating opinions 224 Eddie Larry 09-Jul-19 00:55
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 194 cladking 07-Jul-19 17:42
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 221 Thanos5150 08-Jul-19 01:35
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Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 204 Susan Doris 09-Jul-19 16:45
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Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 207 engbren 10-Jul-19 08:24
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Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 234 Thanos5150 03-Aug-19 14:22
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 179 Aine 09-Jul-19 22:07
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Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 207 cladking 09-Jul-19 13:08
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Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 179 cladking 11-Jul-19 01:06
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 183 Susan Doris 11-Jul-19 05:12
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 234 Corpuscles 10-Jul-19 04:16
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 264 Susan Doris 10-Jul-19 05:15
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 199 Corpuscles 10-Jul-19 06:21
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 252 Susan Doris 10-Jul-19 10:21
Gossip 215 drrayeye 10-Jul-19 17:46
Troll 232 eyeofhorus33 10-Jul-19 18:54
Re: Troll 211 Sirfiroth 10-Jul-19 19:03
Re: Troll 245 eyeofhorus33 10-Jul-19 19:08
An explanation in "Cowboy" 232 drrayeye 10-Jul-19 23:42
Other times, I poke the dog with a stick. 197 drrayeye 10-Jul-19 23:15
Not at all, Ray 242 eyeofhorus33 11-Jul-19 07:19
Matt's rules 199 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 07:52
Ray gets schooled 259 eyeofhorus33 11-Jul-19 11:31
Ho Ho Ho 211 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 14:12
Re: Ray gets schooled 205 Martin Stower 11-Jul-19 21:10
Fighting "trolls" in Texas 202 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 00:09
Re: Gossip 189 Susan Doris 11-Jul-19 05:15
The Grand Poo-Bah of Pomposity 200 Barbelo 11-Jul-19 07:07
Don't worry, Pancho 209 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 08:04
Grovel. Grovel. 194 Barbelo 11-Jul-19 10:54
Re: The Grand Poo-Bah of Pomposity 192 Susan Doris 11-Jul-19 11:35
Getting an "innocent" to take the bait 217 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 20:42
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 208 Martin Stower 10-Jul-19 18:09
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 194 Susan Doris 11-Jul-19 05:19
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Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 198 Corpuscles 11-Jul-19 07:04
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 182 Thanos5150 11-Jul-19 15:37
Unfortunately 202 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 17:52
Re: Unfortunately 192 Corpuscles 12-Jul-19 00:09
Level 3 202 drrayeye 12-Jul-19 00:48
Re: Unfortunately 181 Thanos5150 12-Jul-19 15:06
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Australian jargon 210 drrayeye 10-Jul-19 17:39
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Thanks 213 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 00:12
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Re: Australian jargon 190 cladking 11-Jul-19 14:31
Re: Australian jargon 205 Warwick 11-Jul-19 15:31
Re: Australian jargon 195 cladking 11-Jul-19 15:57
um 196 Warwick 11-Jul-19 17:01
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 219 cladking 11-Jul-19 01:11
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 208 cloister 11-Jul-19 13:32
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