Posts Tagged ‘ mind ’

Scientology : The pseudoscience that built a Church out of science fiction

Aug 14th, 2011 | By
A Blue E-Meter, a religious artefact used by 'trained' scientologists

While speculative fiction is entertaining and creative in its own right, a fiction writer giving rise to a new religion is surely an unique phenomenon in its own right. Often characterized as one of the most controversial religions of the 20th century, as evident from the numerous lawsuits and convictions for fraud (1), this phenomenon

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What exactly is artificial about Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) ?

May 26th, 2011 | By

In 1997, the when the supercomputer Deep Blue finally achieved its revenge victory over Gary Kasparov, a long-time dream of many A.I. enthusiasts was fulfilled. It was said for years before that the day computers would master chess would be the day when the Artificial intelligence dream would be finally fulfilled. the event was well-publicized

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Psychology : New study suggests virtual possessions are as important as material ones to teenagers

May 11th, 2011 | By

What does it really mean to own or possess something ? Something that we can touch, physically locate or ‘legally’ add to our list of things that belong exclusively to us ? A new study carried out by the Carnegie Mellon University’s (CMU) Human-Computer Interaction Institute (HCII) and School of Design (1) suggests that virtually

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Why meditation can be a common platform for religions in the future

May 11th, 2011 | By

This is a web-only article. Written by Bobby Black and Sid Ghosh Contrary to popular perception (perhaps), mindfulness and meditation are not Eastern spiritual or ‘religious’ traditions to any degree of exclusivity. The image of the holy man has been around for millenia, and without any supernatural connotations, special powers of their minds had been

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What is it like to be a Quantum Activist ?

May 5th, 2011 | By

Amit Goswami PhD, Professor Emeritus of Physics of the University of Oregon (USA) coined ‘Quantum Activism’ as a genuine new paradigm shift in our understanding of God. On his website, he has set up a community (342 members on the date of writing), urging them to join the revolution bridging ‘Science and God’. Before

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