wonderful scientific research is being embarked upon in the area of consciousness..... and physicists are makes leaps and bounds in their research.... our times are changing G Stevens...progress is a foot for people like you who need hard scientific proof of all things deemed 'supernatural' it's only a beath away.....
I look forward to the scientific evidence. It might help if the flakier elements of our society would stop making outrageous claims without a shred of evidence.
Your earlier assertion re every cell having pleasure receptors is a case in point. Every cell does not have pleasure receptors, every cell has receptors. Some of those cells respond in a particular way to certain chemicals. That response may be interpreted in different ways in the brain. It is the absurd and emotive language that devalues the work of scientists. It is these overblown claims and false conclusions that give some science a bad name though often it has nothing to do with the scientist, it is the media and silly excitable people who do that.
We know much more about how the brain works, what consciouness is, how the body works in general, than we did in the 60s. Revisiting old research makes sense. But just revisiting old research does not mean that there will be major discoveries. It is not an excuse to say 'see, there must be something in it if the scientists are looking at it'. Has any of the new research demonstrated the possibilty of long distance'mind to mind' communication yet? Do you have anything but many times translated documents, whose original source was probably word of mouth, to support your claims?
Instead of making supernatural claims, unfounded claims, wishful thinking claims, and hoping that future science will prove you right why don't you wait and see? At the moment there is no evidence that anyone can communicate by mind over even short distances, let alone long ones, yet you claim it can be done. You are guessing and hoping. It is possible that new research will unleash this amazing power, it is possible that new research will reveal telekinetic powers, or the ability to see down to a molecular level but it hasn't happened yet. It is possible that new drugs will enhance areas of our brain, develop certain talents, but guessing what they might be is pointless. When LSD was the subject of experimentation it caused a big stir. Synesthesia, heightened awareness, increased creativity etc. All very interesting. Some people had permanent changes, not all positive, but as far as I'm aware, there were no Firestarters or telekinetics or long distance communicators.
The same absurd claim making goes on in the alternative medicine industry.
It would be ok if we could even see that sniffing this herb produced that result, even if we didn't understand the mechanism, but in most cases we can't. In most cases no link can be found at all, in most studies the results are very poor. If we could even establish cause and effect it would be a start, how it works can come later.
I always find it amusing that the flakes on the one hand tell us that these things are possible despite science not supporting it and then leap on the science bandwagon when it turns up a positive result. You need to make up your minds, is science a worthwhile way of deciding the effectiveness of a treatment or isn't it? You can't just pick the bits you like, you either accept science as the judge of effectiveness or you don't.
Wait and see, report the latest results but don't leap on research as proof that your wildest claims have been proved. At the moment you are just another flake making wild claims cherrypicking scientific results to suit.
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