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Do Skeptics Debunk Transcendental Meditation?

Postby PsiSearch » 19 Dec 2010, 16:16

I am a critic and a partial fan of Skepdic dot com or www.skepdic.com or either way, lol. But, I see they've got some critical thinking or even some skepticism against Transcendental Meditation (TM) and they title it as "New Age". But, are there any skeptical committee groups or anything of pseudo skepticism against or debunking TM. But, I feel it to be very relaxing (practitioner), although Skepdic doesn't say TM is fake or doesn't work. Only the side effects they have against.

I don't care what any pseudo skeptics say on anything, but I'm just wondering.
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Re: Do Skeptics Debunk Transcendental Meditation?

Postby ProfWag » 19 Dec 2010, 20:58

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Re: Do Skeptics Debunk Transcendental Meditation?

Postby Arouet » 19 Dec 2010, 21:38

Wonder how many replies it'll take this time to realise that OP abandoned his thread?
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Re: Do Skeptics Debunk Transcendental Meditation?

Postby NinjaPuppy » 19 Dec 2010, 23:30

Oh, give him some time. There are plenty of people out there who don't have the luxury of unlimited personal computer time. The pop in when they have the chance.
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Re: Do Skeptics Debunk Transcendental Meditation?

Postby Arouet » 19 Dec 2010, 23:39

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Re: Do Skeptics Debunk Transcendental Meditation?

Postby really? » 20 Dec 2010, 00:16

Let's not forget yogic flying more like hoppin around like a frog in my opinion http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFfQuCGU0ZQ . But what the hey, if you want to spend that much money to learn how to hop and be happy well it's your money and Barnum will be happy to take it. I do recall long ago when TM was new adherents did claim to levitate as we would generally think of it. They often used still photos to prove the claim. Image
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Re: Do Skeptics Debunk Transcendental Meditation?

Postby Arouet » 20 Dec 2010, 00:21

Well, there's nothing wrong with yoga or meditation as exercise, relaxation, concentration development - all positive things. I do yoga at my gym, and I feel great afterwards, it builds tone and increases flexibility. I've done some meditation in the past and found it helpful, I'd like to get back to it some day. It's when you go beyond those benefits that the claims become a little less persuasive...
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Re: Do Skeptics Debunk Transcendental Meditation?

Postby really? » 20 Dec 2010, 00:34

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Re: Do Skeptics Debunk Transcendental Meditation?

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Re: Do Skeptics Debunk Transcendental Meditation?

Postby derrida » 20 Dec 2010, 05:29

1,500 is a lot of money
im not against TM, for me it is another harmless religion.
some people might find comfort in it
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Re: Do Skeptics Debunk Transcendental Meditation?

Postby jakesteele » 20 Dec 2010, 06:07

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbert_Benson

His book 'The Relaxation Response'
http://books.google.com/books?id=TJDGTP ... &q&f=false

TM works, it's that simple. It's been studied and many experiments have been done on it. The irony is that all TM is mechanically is just one of many, many techniques available. Of course, they say theirs is the best, but so does everyone else. All it is is basic mantra meditation that you can learn how to do in a minute. The book I have linked, 'The Relaxation Response' is a classic in the field. Dr. Herbert Benson studied many different types of meditations and boiled them down to a basic, generic meditation technique.

With TM you end up paying hundreds and hundreds of dollars for something you can buy for under thirty dollars.
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Re: Do Skeptics Debunk Transcendental Meditation?

Postby really? » 20 Dec 2010, 07:30

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