I’d rate this a ‘must watch’ interview.

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Curt Jaimungal is proving to be a highly skilled as well as informed interviewer of academics and other interesting people. Here he talks to Prof Iain Gilchrist, a man who’s ideas I tend to like very much.

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Maybe it's interesting, but is there a ten-minute version anywhere I could look at?
Otherwise it will be relegated to bedtime listening and I'll fall asleep...
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Can the stuff we talk about here really be condensed into 10 mins?  Wink

Here’s a Ted talk by McGilchrist. He’s worth the investment imo. I think the interviewer in the video I posted is skilled at asking penetrating questions. Although he’s relatively new to me, I think he is one of the best around. He’s bright AF, but at the same time somehow humble & vulnerable, which can in turn let the interviewee open up too. 

Edit: The last sentence perhaps pertains more to his interview with Bernardo Kastrup, although Iain compliments him too. 

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I will definitely not watch it. "No-self" propaganda should always be boycotted.
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(2021-03-30, 12:50 PM)Stan Woolley Wrote: Can the stuff we talk about here really be condensed into 10 mins?  Wink

Here’s a Ted talk by McGilchrist. He’s worth the investment imo. I think the interviewer in the video I posted is skilled at asking penetrating questions. Although he’s relatively new to me, I think he is one of the best around. He’s bright AF, but at the same time somehow humble & vulnerable, which can in turn let the interviewee open up too. 

Thanks for this and the first post. I will have a look/listen to both - eventually. I have a very long reading list too, which keeps growing much faster than I care to read them. When I was younger, I'd read most books in a day, possibly two. These days it can take me weeks - or years! But I spread my time into other less serious pursuits these days, so things just have to fit in where they can.
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I listened to the Tedx talk, that was quite enjoyable.

Started listening to the original video, (the longer discussion). My first impression is disappointment, the talk of left and right brain doesn't thrill me. I tend to think it only takes us so far. After that it no longer can be taken literally, but starts to become a metaphor, a way of describing the relationship between the physical and the spiritual, but perhaps out of an attachment to academic learning, is expressed in the pseudo or substitute language of brain function. I've not got very far into the rest yet...

So far I didn't hear anything which relates to Raimo's concerns - it doesn't seem to be a central theme.
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(2021-03-31, 09:51 AM)Typoz Wrote: So far I didn't hear anything which relates to Raimo's concerns - it doesn't seem to be a central theme.


Can anyone explain to me what those concerns are even about? I read Raimo’s post soon after it appeared and thought to myself “what a tosser”. 

But maybe it’s me that’s the tosser?   Confused
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I believe the doctrine is that there is no "Raimo" there in the first place to even be a tosser - and it is this doctrine of denial of the existence of the self, and in other cases a doctrine of annihilation of the self as it "merges with Oneness", to which Raimo is so vociferously opposed, and understandably so. It'd be nice if we could refrain from referring to others as "tossers" (or hypocrites) though, even if they don't exist. Remember the forum's rule #1.
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You’re rules are simply ‘things to make us feel better about ourselves Laird. 

Your post is one of so many examples of ‘wokeness’ that I know is as fake as fuck! 

Are my very thoughts to be policed now! Aaaarrrrgghh. MY THOUGHTS! I didn’t call anyone a tosser! 

And if I think someone’s a hypocrite, I might as well say it, because not doing so is just more WOKENESS fake bullshit!
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It's not "wokeness", it's a basic level of respect for others on a public forum. Does it feel better to be respected? Of course. That's part of the point. And when you express your thoughts on a public forum, they're no longer just your thoughts; they're public expressions.

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