« My Favorite Bookshelf | Main | Favored Poem »

August 27, 2007

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d83452604669e200e54ee2424e8834

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Paradigm Shift:

Comments

John Dougan

Yeah...isn't it great!?

Sam

Reminds me of an article Paul Graham wrote called "What you can't say" :

http://www.paulgraham.com/say.html

Reality Handbook

Hello Fellow Consciousness Explorer!!

I am pleased to stumble across your musings that are BOTH technically savvy AND open-minded about the possibility that our current theories might have gaping holes. I love the scientific method dearly in its pure form, yet the rigid dogma of Dawkins, Randi, and Dennett often give me the willies. In fact, even when new discoveries are made that bridge gaps in our knowledge, there's tremendous spin keeping people numb to the idea that the vanguard ever missed a beat:

http://realityhandbook.livejournal.com/46376.html

(For the record: Hofstadter, Feynman and Sacks always seemed more wise and humane to me. They possess(ed) great reason and intuition, yet are less obviously comparable to the closed-minded figures of false authority from the religious past.)

My nightly experiences with lucid dreaming have become an obsession. Part of that fixation is driven from a very personal wound that the rationalist movement which once nurtured me has started viewing me as "obviously crazy and useless" instead of "reliable source of novel data":

http://realityhandbook.livejournal.com/16929.html

I've arrived at this point after over a decade of dreams that steadily grew in solidity, awareness, and detail. Since you've started logging your dreams maybe it will lead (after a time) to comparable circumstances? You may be faced with the same questions I've been... saliently captured in The Matrix:

"Have you ever had a dream, Neo, that you were so sure was real? What if you were unable to wake from that dream? How would you know the difference between the dream world and the real world?"

People like yourself give me hope that I might not be entirely alone. If ever you find these issues to be something you need to talk about and can't find a suitable place, please feel free to post a note on my journal or send an email.

3
RH

P.S. to Sam: I *VERY* much enjoyed that article, thanks for the link!

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

My Photo

Heather Schlegel


  • How can I help you?

Podcast

  • Helping you understand the future.

Future of Money

  • Funded by YOU on Kickstarter!

    Exploring the positive forces in the evolution of money.

Visit the Dome

  • A Geodesic Dome in the Mojave Desert.

Accepting Bitcoin

  • Now you can donate Bitcoins to be used for Production in The Future of Money TV Series. If you send an amount equal to a Kickstarter Backer award I will assign you that award.
    Donate Bitcoins