When Carl Sagan said "extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence" perhaps he didn't realize how often his words would be used by mainstream skeptics as a cudgel to enforce the paradigm of materialism. In this lecture, given at the Electric Universe 2015 conference, Dr Gary Schwartz presents the “Five Finger Test” (FFT) as an universal method for determining when evidence for a new idea is worth serious consideration. He applies this to some of his own research and to the Electric Universe.
The Science Delusion (18:19)
A controversial TEDx talk in which Dr Rupert Sheldrake highlights he dogmas of materialist science, and shows how questioning these assumptions can regenerate the sciences.
Was Buddha Just a Nice Guy? (42:31)
Did Buddha's teachings survive and thrive because he was more attractive or charismatic than most, or because he was a great teacher and a tireless advocate of the poor? Or was it because he was an enlightened being with profound insights into the nature of Reality, and because he possessed supernormal abilities? This presentation will offer answers to these questions based not on opinion, but on analysis of decades of experimental data collected in dozens of laboratories around the world,and regularly published in scientific journals.
Rupert Sheldrake, Colin Blakemore and Joanna Kavenna
A discussion between Oxford neuroscientist Colin Blakemore, award-winning novelist Joanna Kavenna and biologist Rupert Sheldrake, hosted by David Malone, with a surprise intervention by Daniel Dennett, and Rupert's response to him. From iai, The Institute of Art and Ideas Philosophy for our times: cutting edge debates and talks from the world's leading thinkers.
Deepak Chopra and Rupert Sheldrake
The biologist Rupert Sheldrake and Dr Deepak Chopra discuss ageing, death, consciousness research, morphic resonance, memory in nature, quantum physics and Indian philosophy.
Dr Mario Beauregard talks about the capacity of mind and consciousness to change the activity of the brain and body, and to exert a nonlocal influence. He also discusses the emergence of the post-materialist paradigm.
Philosopy of Nature
A N Whitehead was a British mathematician and philosopher best known for his work in mathematical logic and for his philosophy of organism, also known as process philosophy, which has found application to a wide variety of disciplines including: biology, ecology, theology, education, physics, economics and psychology.
The Nature of Auras - Emanuel Swedenborg (1:16:00)
The Swedenborg Foundation
In this episode of Swedenborg and Life, host Curtis Childs guides us through 18th-century spiritual philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg’s written records about his explorations of the afterlife to see what they say about auras, and more specifically, what they reveal and how we can cultivate positive auras within ourselves.
Prof. Alexander Moreira-Almeida MD, PhD discusses five of the most common myths about the relationship between science and religion: 1) universe is composed only by matter/physical forces; 2) brain produces mind; 3) perennial conflict between science and religion; 4 and 5) incompatibilities between medicine/science and religion.