Browsing the archives for the Logic and skeptical thinking category

Science proves “psychic” abilities are real – but are they worth the price? (1 / 3)

A recent scientific study has given scientific credibility for the first time to the notion that healers have psychic abilities.  This includes the ability to see auras (clairvoyance) and the ability to feel the another person’s feelings (clairsentience). This really is revolutionary and will change what some skeptics think about healers. But this news comes [...]

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May 6, 2012 in Logic and skeptical thinking, RPT theory and teachings, Spiritual ideas and theory
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How to create an instant healing technique (part 2)

How do you build an instant healing technique? In my last major article I looked at how simplicity drives the design of a healing technique.  Today I’d like to discuss the how.  How do you create something new. This question has consumed me for almost 10 years, and I’d like to share some of that [...]

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January 9, 2012 in Logic and skeptical thinking, RPT theory and teachings
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Designing the ultimate healing technique (Part 1: Occam’s Razor)

How do you develop the ultimate instant healing technique?  Where do you even start?  By peeling away the layers of existing techniques to see what makes them tick.  How? Using Occam’s Razor.  Today I take a peek under the bonnet of several leading techniques, and show explain how this helped us develop our new method, [...]

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December 8, 2011 in Logic and skeptical thinking, Placebo effect, RPT theory and teachings
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Do cruise ships bring the rain? The mysterious difference between causation versus correlation

I was complaining to a local friend last week about the rain here in Vanuatu. It rained every day for 2 weeks and I was going a bit stir crazy. “It’s the cruise ships,” my friend told me.  Really?  “Yes, every single time a cruise ship comes to Vanuatu, it rains.  Everyone in my village [...]

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April 19, 2011 in Logic and skeptical thinking
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