Freud believed in mental telepathy. Can you?

Freud believed in mental telepathy.  Can you?

Of course, I might properly have said "Freud accepted ..." rather than "Freud believed in ..."  And I might have made the point that Freud was driven reluctantly to that conclusion by actual experience during the treatment of patients.

But I'm not mainly asking about your judgment of an argument or a piece of evidence.  Instead, I'm asking if you are equipped to consider an argument or some evidence.  I'm asking about your larger paradigm and the firmness of your commitment to it.

Are you definitely committed to a worldview in which thought is less real than physical activity?  Or can you genuinely consider evidence that thought is a universal fundamental aspect of reality, perhaps that thought and physical existence are the same thing?

After all, if you genuinely considered this stuff and weighed it on the merits, you would be joining Einstein.

And would it perhaps at least give us some traction on explaining the mathematical nature of reality?

LinkedIn meets Tinder in this mindful networking app

Swipe right to make the connections that could change your career.

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Swipe right. Match. Meet over coffee or set up a call.

No, we aren't talking about Tinder. Introducing Shapr, a free app that helps people with synergistic professional goals and skill sets easily meet and collaborate.

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10 books to check out from Jordan Peterson's 'Great Books' list

The Canadian professor has an extensive collection posted on his site.

Jordan Peterson with Carl Jung and the cover art of Jaak Panksepp's 'Affective Neuroscience' (Image: Chris Williamson/Getty Images/Big Think)
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  • Peterson's Great Books list features classics by Orwell, Jung, Huxley, and Dostoevsky.
  • Categories include literature, neuroscience, religion, and systems analysis.
  • Having recently left Patreon for "freedom of speech" reasons, Peterson is taking direct donations through Paypal (and Bitcoin).
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Your body’s full of stuff you no longer need. Here's a list.

Evolution doesn't clean up after itself very well.

Image source: Ernst Haeckel
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  • An evolutionary biologist got people swapping ideas about our lingering vestigia.
  • Basically, this is the stuff that served some evolutionary purpose at some point, but now is kind of, well, extra.
  • Here are the six traits that inaugurated the fun.
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Should you invest in China's stock market? Know this one thing first.

Despite incredible economic growth, it is not necessarily an investor's paradise.

  • China's stock market is just 27 years old. It's economy has grown 30x over that time.
  • Imagine if you had invested early and gotten in on the ground floor.
  • Actually, you would have lost money. Here's how that's possible.