Author Archives: dpouliot

On Saying No to the Adventures Life Presents You

Joseph Campbell on refusing the call that life presents you (a.k.a saying ‘no’ to life, emphasis mine): “When this refusal of the call happens, there is a kind of drying up, a sense of life lost. Everything you knows that … Continue reading

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When you see a good move…

“When you see a good move, look for a better one.” —Emanual Lasker This chess strategy is also good advice in so many other areas: programming, business strategy, relationships, politics, and on and on.

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Defend Your Position

“If you are sure of your facts, you should defend your position.” – Cecilia Payne Cecilia Payne was an astronomer and astrophysicist who discovered how to understand the composition of stars in terms of the relative abundance of hydrogen and … Continue reading

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Mind Over Milkshake: How Your Thoughts Fool Your Stomach

Alex Spiegel over at NPR quoting Alia Crum regarding the findings in her recent study indicating that our beliefs about food effect how our bodies metabolize that food: “Our beliefs matter in virtually every domain, in everything we do,” Crum … Continue reading

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Religion, Science, Intuition, Analytical Mind; Dangerous Conflations

Science emerged in a time when superstition led to attributing causes to unrelated things and religion was abused to promote suppression/oppression of ideas. Whenever people organize, organization can magnify our undesirable tendencies; religion and science are no exceptions. No institution … Continue reading

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Positive Thinking; Harmful for Some?

Jeremy Dean’s (PsyBlog) recent nuance-light headline caught my attention: Why Positive Thinking May Be Harmful for Some A recently published study1 by researchers at Michigan State University revealed that habitual worriers’ (Dean calls them “natural worriers”, a specious phrase) brains ‘backfire’ … Continue reading

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Know Who to Ask About ESP

Never ask a man if sexism exists. Never ask a white person if racism exists. Never ask Scott McGreal over at Psychology Today if there is a scientific taboo against ESP. Ask four-time president of the Parapsychology Association, Dean Radin:

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More Truth in Opposites

This is yet another article in a common theme. See also Truth in Opposites in Three Stories and Negative Thinkers Have It Right. It has been in the forefront of my mind lately that one person can have the exact opposite response to … Continue reading

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On Courtney Brown’s “Farsight Planet 2014: Great Pyramid of Giza”

On 3/14/14 remote viewer Courtney Brown launched his new project “The Great Pyramid of Giza: The Mystery solved”. He hyped the launch for about 6 weeks on his FaceBook page, with frequent postings of “implications”. On Jan 22 on his … Continue reading

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We don’t serve time travelers here

From Dean Radin’s excellent talk, Was Buddha just a nice guy?

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