Re: Is Suicide Contagious? A Case Study in Applied Memetics

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Date: Sun Apr 22 2001 - 20:11:18 BST

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    --- "Wade T.Smith" <> wrote:
    > Hi Robin Faichney -
    > >Are you trying to say that you admit it happens but you don't
    > believe
    > >in it?
    > No, I'm saying, as I say about gods, some people believe in 'em,
    > follow
    > 'em, pray to 'em, but never have they shown 'em to anyone else.
    > You can call things whatever you want, but, proofs require proof, not
    > simply nomenclature.
    > Hypnosis as a behavior is not contestable. It is cultural. But as a
    > scientific method with a verified mechanism it certainly is.
    > - Wade

    If you want a scientific take on the hypnosis , try cheking out
    "Neuro-linguistic programming". That is as close to the science of how
    to hypnothise someone, anyone, as I have been able to find. And they
    actually do quite a bit of research on lower level (brain structures,
    etc..) functioning of their techniques.
    And your previous assertion that you do not believe in hypnosis because
    you can not be hypnotised reminds me very much of the argument about
    flatness of the earth....since one could not see the curvature directly
    (in the past), there is no curvature.

    There are very few man - and they are exceptions - who are able to think and feel beyond the present moment.

    Carl von Clausewitz

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