Tag: science

Thomas Metzinger



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Other Names and Nicknames: 
Professor Thomas Metzinger
Function: 
Scientist
Traditions: 
Science, Being No One, Video Ergo Sum, Western Psychology, Western Philosophy
Main Countries of Activity: 
Germany
Date of Birth: 
March 12, 1958
Place of Birth: 
Germany
In His/Her Body ("alive"): 
Yes
Other Related Gurus: 
Philosopher David Hume, Philosopher George Edward Moore


Ken Wilber



Fast Facts
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Other Names and Nicknames: 
Kenneth Earl Wilber II, The Integral Philosopher
Function: 
Spiritual Thinker
Traditions: 
Integral Theory
Main Countries of Activity: 
USA
Date of Birth: 
January 31, 1949
Place of Birth: 
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
In His/Her Body ("alive"): 
Yes


Jon Kabat Zinn



Fast Facts
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Function: 
Researcher
Traditions: 
Buddhism, Science, Mindfulness, Meditation
Main Countries of Activity: 
USA
Date of Birth: 
June 5, 1944
Place of Birth: 
USA
In His/Her Body ("alive"): 
Yes


Alien Hand Syndrome

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I have just returned from a dinner I had with some friends in a nice restaurant. One of my friends is a neurologist. During the dinner he happened to mention an interesting neurological disorder called the Alien Hand Syndrome that one of his patients is suffering from. All were fascinated by the strange phenomena concerned with this disorder. My attention, on the other hand, was immediately drawn to the ridiculous light this syndrome sheds on our deep-rooted belief that we are the body and that this I-body is a consistent uniform solid entity.



According to science our natural state is sleeping

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We all think that being awake is our natural state and that sleeping is just a necessary appendix to the waking state.



Experience VS. Theory - or - Is the moon made of cheese?

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Someone can say "Jupiter is made of cheese and therefore it looks white". I cannot validate that Jupiter is made of cheese as currently I cannot travel to Jupiter therefore it is a theory for me and therefore useless. Nevertheless, I may be still willing to accept this statement as valid if the sayer is actually an astronaut and happened to travel to Jupiter once...



The difference between spirituality and new age

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I wonder how to define to myself the difference between spirituality and New Age.



Scientific Experiment: body-swap illusion tricks mind into out-of-body experience

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These findings are of fundamental importance because they identify the perceptual processes that make us feel that we own our entire body.

Karolinska Institute study report.



The basic difference between science and spirituality

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What is the basic difference between science and spirituality?

In science, subject and object may be one.

In spirituality, subject and object cannot be one. If you are able to observe something than this something is not you.

Beyond spirituality, when god is realized, the subject and object must be one.

— Riktam Kantu, A Spiritual User Manual for the Skeptic Human Mind



Science finally discovers that there is no self

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See the new guru profile for Thomas Metzinger.