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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:

[s-f-walker.org.uk]

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 2042 Thanos5150 05-Jul-19 02:13
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 450 cladking 05-Jul-19 03:29
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Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 420 Susan Doris 05-Jul-19 05:16
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Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 338 Thanos5150 06-Jul-19 01:19
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 337 engbren 08-Jul-19 13:54
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 359 Thanos5150 05-Jul-19 14:56
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 354 cladking 05-Jul-19 16:50
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 343 Susan Doris 05-Jul-19 17:24
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 337 Thanos5150 06-Jul-19 01:23
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 316 Susan Doris 06-Jul-19 05:04
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Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 322 Thanos5150 06-Jul-19 01:11
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Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 323 cladking 06-Jul-19 18:23
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 322 Eddie Larry 06-Jul-19 20:12
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 334 Aine 06-Jul-19 20:48
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Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 301 Thanos5150 07-Jul-19 23:27
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Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 293 Aine 10-Jul-19 01:43
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 286 Susan Doris 10-Jul-19 05:00
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 338 Susan Doris 06-Jul-19 09:52
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 334 Thanos5150 06-Jul-19 15:46
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 302 Aine 06-Jul-19 16:48
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 305 Thanos5150 07-Jul-19 15:05
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 310 Susan Doris 06-Jul-19 17:25
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 307 cladking 06-Jul-19 18:16
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 297 Eddie Larry 06-Jul-19 20:06
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 310 Thanos5150 07-Jul-19 15:30
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 308 Susan Doris 07-Jul-19 16:30
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 297 Thanos5150 07-Jul-19 17:51
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 315 Aine 07-Jul-19 22:56
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 307 Susan Doris 08-Jul-19 05:19
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Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 312 cladking 07-Jul-19 16:56
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 302 Aine 07-Jul-19 22:31
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 326 Thanos5150 07-Jul-19 23:42
The advantage of scholarly "tricks" in formulating opinions 308 drrayeye 08-Jul-19 22:26
Re: The advantage of scholarly "tricks" in formulating opinions 326 Eddie Larry 09-Jul-19 00:55
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 292 cladking 07-Jul-19 17:42
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 321 Thanos5150 08-Jul-19 01:35
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Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 307 Thanos5150 09-Jul-19 15:56
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 309 Susan Doris 09-Jul-19 16:45
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Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 343 eyeofhorus33 09-Jul-19 20:21
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 292 Thanos5150 09-Jul-19 23:07
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 313 engbren 10-Jul-19 08:24
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 297 Thanos5150 11-Jul-19 02:14
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 297 engbren 02-Aug-19 09:27
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 309 Thanos5150 02-Aug-19 14:36
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 280 engbren 02-Aug-19 21:31
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 344 Thanos5150 03-Aug-19 14:22
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 278 Aine 09-Jul-19 22:07
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Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 324 KsFisher 08-Jul-19 19:28
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Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 312 cladking 09-Jul-19 13:08
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 313 KsFisher 09-Jul-19 19:49
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 279 cladking 11-Jul-19 01:06
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 280 Susan Doris 11-Jul-19 05:12
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 338 Corpuscles 10-Jul-19 04:16
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 366 Susan Doris 10-Jul-19 05:15
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 298 Corpuscles 10-Jul-19 06:21
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 354 Susan Doris 10-Jul-19 10:21
Gossip 313 drrayeye 10-Jul-19 17:46
Troll 333 eyeofhorus33 10-Jul-19 18:54
Re: Troll 308 Sirfiroth 10-Jul-19 19:03
Re: Troll 350 eyeofhorus33 10-Jul-19 19:08
An explanation in "Cowboy" 337 drrayeye 10-Jul-19 23:42
Other times, I poke the dog with a stick. 292 drrayeye 10-Jul-19 23:15
Not at all, Ray 361 eyeofhorus33 11-Jul-19 07:19
Matt's rules 301 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 07:52
Ray gets schooled 384 eyeofhorus33 11-Jul-19 11:31
Ho Ho Ho 312 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 14:12
Re: Ray gets schooled 304 Martin Stower 11-Jul-19 21:10
Fighting "trolls" in Texas 301 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 00:09
Re: Gossip 282 Susan Doris 11-Jul-19 05:15
The Grand Poo-Bah of Pomposity 297 Barbelo 11-Jul-19 07:07
Don't worry, Pancho 311 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 08:04
Grovel. Grovel. 290 Barbelo 11-Jul-19 10:54
Re: The Grand Poo-Bah of Pomposity 291 Susan Doris 11-Jul-19 11:35
Getting an "innocent" to take the bait 321 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 20:42
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 306 Martin Stower 10-Jul-19 18:09
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 288 Susan Doris 11-Jul-19 05:19
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 322 Thanos5150 11-Jul-19 02:48
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 290 Corpuscles 11-Jul-19 07:04
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 281 Thanos5150 11-Jul-19 15:37
Unfortunately 304 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 17:52
Re: Unfortunately 290 Corpuscles 12-Jul-19 00:09
Level 3 300 drrayeye 12-Jul-19 00:48
Re: Unfortunately 277 Thanos5150 12-Jul-19 15:06
Re: Unfortunately 315 cladking 12-Jul-19 17:10
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 319 kborissov 12-Jul-19 02:01
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 309 Corpuscles 12-Jul-19 02:59
Australian jargon 310 drrayeye 10-Jul-19 17:39
Re: Australian jargon 335 Martin Stower 10-Jul-19 18:16
Re: Australian jargon 293 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 00:20
Re: Australian jargon 303 Corpuscles 10-Jul-19 23:58
Thanks 312 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 00:12
Re: Australian jargon 285 cladking 11-Jul-19 01:00
Re: Australian jargon 320 Corpuscles 11-Jul-19 01:47
Re: Australian jargon 332 cladking 11-Jul-19 02:44
Re: Australian jargon 307 Corpuscles 11-Jul-19 03:58
Re: Australian jargon 321 Thanos5150 11-Jul-19 04:02
Re: Australian jargon 294 cladking 11-Jul-19 04:22
Re: Australian jargon 309 Corpuscles 11-Jul-19 04:50
Re: Australian jargon 306 cladking 11-Jul-19 14:31
Re: Australian jargon 307 Warwick 11-Jul-19 15:31
Re: Australian jargon 290 cladking 11-Jul-19 15:57
um 296 Warwick 11-Jul-19 17:01
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 316 cladking 11-Jul-19 01:11
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 312 cloister 11-Jul-19 13:32
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 293 Thanos5150 12-Jul-19 14:50
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 307 cloister 12-Jul-19 19:03
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Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 329 AndyBlackard 11-Jul-19 19:40
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Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 312 Warwick 11-Jul-19 19:58
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 337 Dejus 12-Jul-19 11:20
the Dinosaur destroyer 574 hendrik dirker 12-Jul-19 15:02
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