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by deschainXIX
16 Jun 2016 00:08
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Shocking Truth
Replies: 441
Views: 47309

Re: The Shocking Truth

Really? It came off to me as more of a loose collection of miscellaneous thoughts I had while catching up on my reading in this thread. I'm glad I could convince you, though! :lol:

So, are you in favor of the U.K. staying in or leaving the European Union? Or do you not have an opinion either way?
by deschainXIX
15 Jun 2016 23:35
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Malala and Terrorism
Replies: 324
Views: 24564

Re: Malala and Terrorism

I love discussing these sorts of touchy issues with my fellow lucid dreamers. In fact, lucid dreamers are more fun to hold a discussion with than any other demographic bloc, in my opinion. Lucid dreamers are more cerebral and creative and think-outside-the-box than others; they tend to enjoy weird, ...
by deschainXIX
15 Jun 2016 20:05
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Shocking Truth
Replies: 441
Views: 47309

Re: The Shocking Truth

You have 'head space' in this state. If anyone is interested in an easy, accessible, guided introduction to mindfulness meditation, go to headspace.com. You get a ten day course in which you're guided through easy ten-minute mindfulness meditations while being introduced to a popularized, accessibl...
by deschainXIX
15 Jun 2016 19:58
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Malala and Terrorism
Replies: 324
Views: 24564

Re: Malala and Terrorism

“Education” is too general a word to prescribe it to solve any problem. A Ph.D. in Islamic Studies is not an education, in my opinion. I do think that if Malala had said, “Secular, cosmopolitan education with emphasis on science and objective fact kills terrorism,” she would be right. The way Malala...
by deschainXIX
15 Jun 2016 19:17
Forum: Dream Science
Topic: The Pac Man Illusion
Replies: 48
Views: 5682

Re: The Pac Man Illusion

I have an uncle who claims to suffer from a condition in which he can't picture anything in his mind's eye. He has no idea what people are talking about when they say they can conjure up images or other sensations "in their mind." He doesn't dream, and when he shuts his eyes it is only dar...
by deschainXIX
15 Jun 2016 19:09
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Shocking Truth
Replies: 441
Views: 47309

Re: The Shocking Truth

Recently when I've been meditating, I use this conceptual tool to detach myself from over-thinking and negativity. The basic shape is a triangle. On one corner you have a quale, which the subject observes and has a certain reaction to. The key is to, when one has a strong reaction, shift focus from ...
by deschainXIX
15 Jun 2016 19:00
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Shocking Truth
Replies: 441
Views: 47309

Re: The Shocking Truth

So extremophiles are not affected by burning---and, sometimes, corrosive---places because their biological machinery is simplified enough for them to subsist and survive. In us humans, the contrary is true and finds its expression in the fact that male cooks tend to have faulty zygote factories. Ex...
by deschainXIX
15 Jun 2016 18:32
Forum: Dream Science
Topic: The Pac Man Illusion
Replies: 48
Views: 5682

Re: The Pac Man Illusion

Wow! Experiencing that made my day. It reminds me of Daniel Dennett's Multiple Drafts Theory of consciousness, which he describes in his book as "deeply counterintuitive." After watching that video, it couldn't be more intuitive. It's obvious that we don't experience a seamless stream of c...
by deschainXIX
12 Jun 2016 03:23
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Books about anarchism?
Replies: 14
Views: 1404

Re: Books about anarchism?

I believe Noam Chomsky wrote a book on it. It's named, believe it or not, "On Anarchism." I'd start there.
by deschainXIX
24 May 2016 17:52
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: DONALD TRUMP - Who Is He, Really?
Replies: 117
Views: 10444

Re: DONALD TRUMP - Who Is He, Really?

The president is subject to none of those people. I'm talking about the powers afforded to him or her by law, to rebuke the suggestion that the president has no power and is irrelevant. :D [ Post made via iPhone ] https://www.world-of-lucid-dreaming.com/forum/images/mobile/iPhone.png

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