By Michael Shermer on July 1, 2017
The Discovery is a 2017 Netflix film in which Robert Redford plays a scientist who proves that the afterlife is real. “Once the body dies, some part of our consciousness leaves us and travels to a new plane,” the scientist explains, evidenced by his machine that measures, as another character puts it, “brain wavelengths on a subatomic level leaving the body after death.”
This idea is not too far afield from a real theory called quantum consciousness, proffered by a wide range of people, from physicist Roger Penrose to physician Deepak Chopra.
For the full article in Scientific American, click here
Why worldview threats undermine evidence
Have you ever noticed that when you present people with facts that are contrary to their deepest held beliefs they always change their minds? Me neither. In fact, people seem to double down on their beliefs in the teeth of overwhelming evidence against them. The reason is related to the worldview perceived to be under threat by the conflicting data.
The full article by Michael Shermer from The Scientific American of January 1, 2017, can be read here.
Investing in ETFs
Sometimes articles’ topics couldn’t be further remote from my own fields of passions like music, art, food or just being alive. That’s when the I’m challenged to communicate clearly to people from ‘other planets, in language I’m learning as I go along toward the deadline. Learning is great!
A link to the article in the Wall Street Journal: Here
The original scene
This one here was published nearly one year ago under the title: Beware Bogus Theories of Sexual Orientation – A new battle over sexual orientation, By Michael Shermer in Scientific American.
In my little private paradise, here, I’ve attributed the above title to my drawing. Shermer’s texts always provide me with an opportunity to surprise myself, and that’s what I REALLY enjoy in this Job!
Here’s a link to Michael Shermers’ original article in the Scientific American. Enjoy the read.