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The Global Pandemic. Scientific Evidence has taken a Nosedive. Part One of Three

We read that so far around 459,000 people worldwide this year have died from a single virus, Covid-19.

Nearly 9 million have contracted the virus. Probably all of them wondered whether they would survive or die. Most survived. Their family, loved ones, associates and medical staff will have faced or continue to face the immense challenge of addressing sickness and death. Continue reading 



From Neuroscience to Neuro-Consciousness. Towards an Integrated Science. Second of Two Essays on Neuroscience

6000 words

Essay 1. How Much Does Neuroscience Rely Upon Inference? (see next blog)

Headings

  • Consciousness and its Content
  • Shortcomings of Looking into the Brain
  • Pleasure and Pain
  • Mind the Gap
  • No Getting Away from Consciousness
  • The Consequences of Exclusion
  • The Buddha and Science. Never the Twain Shall Meet
  • Intelligence and the Brain
  • A Perverse Duality
  • Meditation on the Infinite.

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How Much Does Neuroscience Rely Upon Inference? First of Two Essays on Neuroscience

5000 words

(Essay 2. From Neuroscience to Neuro-Consciousness. See next blog)

Headings for Essay 1.

  • Movements in the Brain
  • A Clean Start to Life?
  • Are We Like a Computer?
  • The God Gene
  • The Brain and Love
  • Tracing Neural Activity
  • The Offshoots of Neuroscience
  • Determinism or Freewill
  • Consequences of Flaws in Science

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Four Human Aspects to Address the Climate Emergency. A Talk given in Australia on 30 November, 2019 while the fire storms raged

Public Talk in the Workers Club, Lismore, NSW, Australia on 30 November 2019.

Talk given to workers, local residents, community members, meditators, activists,  firefighters, Extinction Rebellion supporters and more. The following consists of a transcription of the talk, edited and adapted. Continue reading 




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