NSP006 – The Stories We Tell About Death

Death is one of the fundamental things any self-aware sentient human has to come to grips with. But how do we do that, when all evidence seems to indicate that death is final, and there is nothing beyond?

Of course, that’s where story comes in…

Bill Nye on the Afterlife: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziwDvejyrA0
Today Show on Science and the Afterlife: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uM073TBPLmk
Sam Parnia on NDEs and Consciousness: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KaPGnRJZfg
AWARE study results: https://theness.com/neurologicablog/index.php/aware-results-finally-published-no-evidence-of-nde/
Skeptico interviews Sam Parnia: https://skeptiko.com/sam-parnia-claims-near-death-experience-probably-an-illusion/
BBC om Transhumanism – Could we live forever? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STsTUEOqP-g

NSP005 – Stories We Hold Onto

Sometimes we protect our stories against all reason and evidence.

But do we really need the stories that originally inspired positive ideas to be validated? Does having facts debunked make the beliefs that arose from them any less useful?

And what if you can’t let go of a story that’s untrue?

The Book of Life (clip): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztwympi4u64
Emoto Refuted: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFDjHZKruPU
Rice Experiment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvShgttIq7I
Rice Experiment Busted: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEvfD3O-ack
Cancer Healing in China: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HecA7XRO7eQ
Killing Cancer with Sound: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKh2XFmsUx4

NSP004 – We Are The Stories We Tell Ourselves

We’ve talked about the stories we consume, the stories we tell others, and how that contributes to the collective consciousness. But what about the stories you tell yourself?

Let’s discuss…

The Stories We Tell Ourselves: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/scott-gornto/the-stories-we-tell-ourse_b_6120740.html

Gentleman Thinker’s take on Determinism: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bwOIE9GXKM

Libet Experiment: http://www.informationphilosopher.com/freedom/libet_experiments.html

Libet Experiment explained by Harry Shearer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjCt-L0Ph5o

Quitting smoking as the cause of cancer: http://cancergrace.org/lung/2009/11/30/can-smoking-cessation-be-a-presenting-symptom-of-lung-cancer/

Cognitive dissonance on quitting: https://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/am_i_being_unreasonable/1181011-To-think-that-giving-up-smoking-can-actually-CAUSE-cancer

What is determinism? https://www.psychologytoday.com/au/blog/cultural-animal/200902/just-exactly-what-is-determinism-0

Do Libet’s expriments prove Free Will is an Illusion? https://evolutionnews.org/2014/01/do_benjamin_lib/

The Rational Channel on Cognitive Dissonance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLjHFopR8n8

Tony Robbins – Change your Story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJxC9k9uT3Y

09 – We are the stories we tell ourselves: https://www.ted.com/talks/shekhar_kapur_we_are_the_stories_we_tell_ourselves/transcript?language=en#t-183738