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I'm still absorbing Sheldrake's talk, as well as his q and a session after.
You are absorbing it through the filter of a 100% faith belief, a belief not substantiated by any objective evidence.
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Listen to Rupert. He explains things so well from a British perspective--especially atheism among scientists in your country.
No, it wil, I think, irritate me since he will be talking from the point of view of having some kind of faith belief. How does he claim to speak for or about atheism among scientists? The very fact that he apparently does indicates an unclear view of lack of belief.
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I think he actually was a better atheist than you are
Now, you really will have to pause here and clarify that odd statement. How can anyone be a 'better' or 'not better' atheist? What on earth do you think atheists are?! What makes him, to you anyway, a 'better' atheist than me?!
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and still appreciates the contributions of real atheists who know something about science.
Well, that is very gracious, or rather graciously extremely condescending of him, isn't it?
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Sheldrake is still a working scientist--doing experiments and collecting data. He publishes in peer reviewed journals.
So I immediately googled the question'what do astrophysicists think of Rupert Sheldrake' and the first link that came up was this and right near the top of the page is 'Sheldrake peddles his woo to Americans'. 'Nuff said!!
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Dawkins is a retired popularizer of science--a TV entertainer--who I'm beginning to appreciate and sympathize with more--as I realize how much his performances were scripted and simplified by the BBC.
Richard Dawkins has maintained clear scientific views and has not, unless you can show otherwise, compromised them for commercial purposes. He is one of those who has helped to move objective knowledge forward and, by showing where evidence actually leads, has made available to non-scientists a wider knowledge base.
Did you ever read his'The Ancestor's Tale'? Or the book he wrote for younger people, 'The Magic of Reality'? The original edition, liberally illustrated with lovely photographs, was something I wish I could have seen properly. However, the paperback version came out later and my reader read it to me. We both found it excellent.
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My biggest objection to Sheldrake is that I can't find much he says to disagree with. I must be slipping.
Okay, to finish off this post, I'll put in a request for you to find something he says that you think I would agree with!!!

Susan

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The Moon: Relic From An Advanced Prehistoric Civilization 1215 Phanes 07-Apr-19 13:55
Mod Note > Topic Moved 188 Dr. Troglodyte 07-Apr-19 22:27
Re: The Moon: Relic From An Advanced Prehistoric Civilization 210 Enigcom 09-Apr-19 21:09
Re: The Moon: Relic From An Advanced Prehistoric Civilization 197 Phanes 13-Apr-19 06:13
Re: The Moon: Relic From An Advanced Prehistoric Civilization 247 Susan Doris 10-Apr-19 05:10
Re: The Moon: Relic From An Advanced Prehistoric Civilization 193 Enigcom 11-Apr-19 14:34
give James some credit 201 drrayeye 11-Apr-19 18:35
Sheldrake is mistaken, it seems ... 216 eyeofhorus33 11-Apr-19 21:05
Listen to his report (toward the end) 186 drrayeye 11-Apr-19 23:05
Re: give James some credit 174 Susan Doris 12-Apr-19 05:22
Re: give James some credit 175 Susan Doris 12-Apr-19 12:10
Re: give James some credit 177 PB Bytes 12-Apr-19 15:40
Re: give James some credit 171 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-19 17:00
Re: give James some credit 170 drrayeye 12-Apr-19 17:23
Re: give James some credit 188 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-19 18:48
Re: give James some credit 170 drrayeye 12-Apr-19 23:49
Re: give James some credit 176 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-19 01:21
Re: give James some credit 179 Susan Doris 13-Apr-19 05:36
A simpler response 189 eyeofhorus33 13-Apr-19 07:00
Too simple 176 drrayeye 13-Apr-19 13:06
Re: A simpler response 170 PB Bytes 13-Apr-19 16:39
Re: give James some credit 168 PB Bytes 13-Apr-19 14:39
Re: give James some credit 171 Susan Doris 13-Apr-19 14:54
Re: give James some credit 161 PB Bytes 13-Apr-19 15:01
Re: give James some credit 166 Susan Doris 13-Apr-19 17:03
Re: give James some credit 168 PB Bytes 13-Apr-19 17:09
Rupert 183 drrayeye 12-Apr-19 17:11
Re: Rupert 163 Susan Doris 13-Apr-19 14:46
Re: Rupert 171 drrayeye 13-Apr-19 17:12
Re: Rupert 159 Susan Doris 14-Apr-19 05:52
Re: Rupert 168 drrayeye 14-Apr-19 07:34
Re: Rupert 159 Susan Doris 14-Apr-19 09:35
Re: Rupert 160 Susan Doris 14-Apr-19 12:18
Re: Rupert 159 drrayeye 15-Apr-19 04:16
Re: Rupert 166 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-19 05:00
Re: Rupert 157 drrayeye 15-Apr-19 06:18
Re: Rupert 165 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-19 16:59
Entering 165 drrayeye 15-Apr-19 17:43
Re: Entering 159 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-19 18:14
Just a dangling conversation 163 drrayeye 15-Apr-19 18:45
Re: Just a dangling conversation 170 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-19 22:42
Re: Rupert 178 Susan Doris 16-Apr-19 04:57
Strong opinions 159 greengirl5 16-Apr-19 22:36
Re: Strong opinions 166 Eddie Larry 17-Apr-19 01:12
Re: give James some credit 183 Enigcom 12-Apr-19 23:37
Re: give James some credit 174 Susan Doris 13-Apr-19 13:15
Re: give James some credit 195 Naveen 13-Apr-19 20:52
Re: give James some credit 170 Susan Doris 14-Apr-19 05:56
Re: give James some credit 213 Naveen 14-Apr-19 11:02
Re: give James some credit 175 Enigcom 14-Apr-19 16:32
Re: give James some credit 188 Itatw70s 16-Apr-19 01:23
Re: give James some credit 174 Susan Doris 17-Apr-19 05:21
Re: give James some credit 174 Itatw70s 18-Apr-19 01:06
Re: give James some credit 157 Enigcom 20-Apr-19 12:57
Re: give James some credit 159 Susan Doris 20-Apr-19 13:46
Re: give James some credit 172 drrayeye 20-Apr-19 14:03
Re: give James some credit 159 Susan Doris 20-Apr-19 16:57
You can say 158 drrayeye 20-Apr-19 17:03
Re: give James some credit 150 drrayeye 20-Apr-19 13:48
Re: give James some credit 172 Susan Doris 20-Apr-19 17:02
It's not meaningless to me 159 drrayeye 20-Apr-19 17:09
The difference 166 greengirl5 20-Apr-19 22:16
Supernatural versus superstition 149 greengirl5 20-Apr-19 22:18
Re: Supernatural versus superstition 146 Susan Doris 21-Apr-19 07:36
Re: It's not meaningless to me 157 Susan Doris 21-Apr-19 07:27
This very issue 153 drrayeye 21-Apr-19 11:14
Re: This very issue 158 Susan Doris 21-Apr-19 12:57
Re: This very issue 260 greengirl5 21-Apr-19 22:27


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