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The End Of Materialism Book By Parapsychologist Charles Tart

Postby leo100 » 05 Jul 2009, 08:16

On Michael Prescott's blog he also talks about Charles Tart's new book called the " the end of materialism". Here i like to discuss why i agree on his view that materialism is indeed a dead end when it comes to consciousness. By the way before i tell you why i agree with his viewpoint. I like to show you where you can purchase his new book at.


http://www.amazon.com/dp/ASIN/157224645 ... logicalpro


Now that is out of the way, here is why i agree with his opinion on this matter. One reason is based on the strong supportable replicated data for psi phenomena, this here conflicts heavily with materialism, because in a materialistic worldview these phenomena are impossible. Second reason is the evidence for survival of bodily death, this evidence comes from many sources as i have outlined many times on this blog. But for the first time lookers on this blog, the evidence would be the cross correspondences, drop in communicators, the scole experiment, the pye record experiment, cases of patients in cardiac arrest and clinical death seeing things while being flatlined. That later are verified by health professionals. Other evidence would be particular cases of apparitions, xenoglossy and some poltergeist phenomena.


Also the work done by Dr. Jim Tucker and Dr. Ian Stevenson on past life experiences, birthmarks that match the deceased person. Other evidence would proxy sittings, afterdeath communications and induced after death communications, instrumental transcommunication, electronic voice phenomena, direct voice communication, automatic writing, book tests and newspaper tests. A third reason is the failure of materialism to reduce subjective experience down to the brain.

Also by the way Charles Tart has his own blog now up and running.

http://blog.paradigm-sys.com/

Hopefully sometime in the future i will be able to pick up this book at my local library, because i look forward to reading it.

Here is Michael Prescott's post on this topic as well.

http://michaelprescott.typepad.com/mich ... -more.html
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Re: The End Of Materialism Book Written By Parapsychologist Char

Postby Scepcop » 05 Jul 2009, 13:46

Thanks for this great book recommendation Leo.

Why do you have to wait for the book to be in your library though Leo? If you want it cheap, go to www.half.com. There you can find it used at bottom cheap prices and have it sent through media rate mail too. That's where I get most of my books from.

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Re: The End Of Materialism Book Written By Parapsychologist Char

Postby leo100 » 06 Jul 2009, 00:26

Scepcop wrote:Thanks for this great book recommendation Leo.

Why do you have to wait for the book to be in your library though Leo? If you want it cheap, go to http://www.half.com. There you can find it used at bottom cheap prices and have it sent through media rate mail too. That's where I get most of my books from.

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Your welcome. Thanks for letting me now their is a good site out their with cheap prices on books.
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Re: The End Of Materialism Book By Parapsychologist Charles Tart

Postby leo100 » 14 Jul 2009, 09:14

Recently on a skeptic forum called infidel.org this very topic was brought up.

http://www.freeratio.org/showthread.php?t=271033
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Re: The End Of Materialism Book By Parapsychologist Charles Tart

Postby Scepcop » 14 Jul 2009, 17:46

Those people are so closed minded I can't believe it. I couldn't be that closed minded even if I tried.

Do you have an account on the Infidels.org forum? If so, can you mention SCEPCOP on there?
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Re: The End Of Materialism Book By Parapsychologist Charles Tart

Postby Eteponge » 15 Jul 2009, 02:14

Scepcop wrote:Those people are so closed minded I can't believe it. I couldn't be that closed minded even if I tried.

Do you have an account on the Infidels.org forum? If so, can you mention SCEPCOP on there?

Before knowing anything about the book, upon merely hearing it deals with PSI, one of the posters in that thread wrote...

"As far as I know there are no evidence for PSI there are only interpretations of experiences of believers in PSI that give evidence for them to believe that there are evidence for it. It is a faith they have."

If this person believes that the only evidence in favor of PSI is personal anecdotes where the person takes the experience on "faith" and doesn't question it, and nothing more to PSI (research wise), it just shows that even Elementary Basic Research on a Paranormal Topic is just too dang hard for the typical Debunker to check out, isn't it?
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Re: The End Of Materialism Book By Parapsychologist Charles Tart

Postby leo100 » 25 Jul 2009, 09:42

Scepcop wrote:Those people are so closed minded I can't believe it. I couldn't be that closed minded even if I tried.

Do you have an account on the Infidels.org forum? If so, can you mention SCEPCOP on there?



Yeah i do, i can mention it on there i am sure i will get some pretty nasty responses though like oh that is a cranky link.
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