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'Going Clear' Scientology and the Prison of Belief (HBO documentary produced by Alex Gibney)

Hi everybody. It's been a while. Thought I'd pass through and see if anyone happened to catch a documentary that was aired on HBO this past…

Started by Linda

13 Apr 20, 2015
Reply by Pope Beanie

Is free will compatible with determinism?

I recently read a book called Freedom Evolves by the philosopher Daniel Dennett. In it, he puts forward the idea that free will is compatib…

Started by Simon Mathews

201 Apr 16, 2015
Reply by Unseen

A discussion about woo

My friend was telling me today about "theta healing." I'm wondering what you all think. Woo? Yes…

Started by Belle Rose

11 Dec 29, 2014
Reply by Unseen

What is your "Personality Profile?"

I was required to take the following test to discover my personality type, and write a reflection on it. See the following link for the tes…

Started by Belle Rose

42 Oct 24, 2014
Reply by MikeLong good..?

I would like people's opinion on the following writing: How do we embrace vulnerability? We are all vulnerable there is no question abou…

Started by Belle Rose

8 Oct 9, 2014
Reply by Simon Paynton

What to do about psychopaths now that we can identify them?

Psychopaths aren't evil, they simply have defective brains. Yet, while they are only 1% of the population, they are 20% of prison inmates.…

Started by Unseen

80 Sep 26, 2014
Reply by H3xx

The Capacity for Love - cross species bonds....

I have recently become fascinated with evolutionary biology! The things that are being discovered about mammals, and the ability to form bo…

Started by Belle Rose

12 Sep 16, 2014
Reply by James Cox

Knowledge is Powerful, knowledge is heavy....

I sometimes envy people who are uneducated. I am referring to people who I have met who do not know what they don't know, so they simply do…

Started by Belle Rose

11 Sep 6, 2014
Reply by Tom Sarbeck

What's some of the evidence that supports the thesis that the "Intelligent Designer" was beyond stupid.

Let me name the ways. (I will limit myself to three.) With any intelligence would he/she/it have designed: 1) Tooth decay? 2) An amygdala t…

Started by Tom Sarbeck

45 Aug 31, 2014
Reply by Diane

Fear - Your worst enemy

~ "I have spent my whole life scared, frightened of things that could happen, might happen, might not happen, 50-years I spent like that. F…

Started by Belle Rose

7 Aug 31, 2014
Reply by Simon Paynton



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