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The PNSE Paper

I’ve mentioned this a few times, but it’s worth going over in detail. The full title is Clusters Of Individual Experiences Form A Continuum Of Persistent Non-Symbolic Experiences In Adults by Jeffery Martin, with “persistent non-symbolic experience” (PNSE) as a … Continue reading

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Open Thread 139

This is the bi-weekly visible open thread (there are also hidden open threads twice a week you can reach through the Open Thread tab on the top of the page). Post about anything you want, but please try to avoid … Continue reading

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Is Enlightenment Compatible With Sex Scandals?

Last year I reviewed The Mind Illuminated, a meditation guide by Buddhist teacher Upasaka Culadasa. Last month, Culudasa’s Buddhist community accused him of cheating on his wife with prostitutes for many years. Culadasa doesn’t seem to agree with the exact … Continue reading

Open Thread 138.75

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Book Review: Against The Grain

Someone on SSC Discord summarized James Scott’s Against The Grain as “basically 300 pages of calling wheat a fascist”. I have only two qualms with this description. First, the book is more like 250 pages; the rest is just endnotes. … Continue reading

Open Thread 138.5

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Irvine Meetup This Friday

When: Friday, October 11, 7:30 PM. Where: Underneath this mysterious hexagonal sigil at the University Center food court in Irvine, California. Why: I’ll be in Irvine as part of the Meetups Everywhere tour. Who: Anyone who wants. Please feel free … Continue reading

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Berkeley Meetup This Thursday

When: Thursday, October 10, 6:00 PM. Where: “Event Horizon” (private residence), 2412 Martin Luther King Jr. Way Why: I’ll be in Berkeley as part of the Meetups Everywhere tour. I might be a bit late to this one, sorry. Who: … Continue reading

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Open Thread 138.25

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Links 10/19

[Epistemic status: I haven’t independently verified each link. On average, commenters will end up spotting evidence that around two or three of the links in each links post are wrong or misleading. I correct these as I see them, but … Continue reading

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