Well, dreams are real phenomena. But most people don't get this. In the western world, dreams are either seen as something secondary to the lives we lead every day, a kind of shadow world cast by events in our real lives, or as something even less than that - chaotic meaningless fantasies unrelated to daily … Continue reading Dreams | Are they real?
It isn't often talked about, but the biggest paranormal phenomenon of all might be the Mind. Of course, our minds are not considered to be paranormal because everyone (well, almost everyone) has experienced their own mind. So we all agree that the mind exists. But science has never been able explain how the billions of … Continue reading Paranormal World |the Mind
In one section of my book The Shyness Guide, I discuss the problems shy people encounter in workplaces today. Though not insurmountable, those problems are significant enough that I included this recommendation: There are shy careers. I was hoping to one day become a field geologist or biologist, so I could live my life in … Continue reading Shy Careers
In my August 4/18 post, I presented psychiatrist Ian Stevenson, who spent decades investigating children who speak of past lives. Here is the first of those children, the first in his book Ten Cases of the Reincarnation Type in India. Gopal Gupta was born Aug 26, 1956 in Delhi. One day, age 2 and a … Continue reading Paranormal World | Children who remember past lives | Gopal Gupta
Long before I heard about autism, I was thinking about it. I was a loner from the beginning – as a boy entering school at 5 yrs old, I didn't keep to myself by choice – I did it by instinct. I was completely unable to have friends. As Chris Stone says in my novel … Continue reading Autism and the Simpleton
The physicist Max Plank famously said science advances one death at a time. Well, actually, what he said was longer than that, but over the past century his words appear to have been gradually condensed. He was pointing out that new ideas in science are often blocked by old ideas, that they are only able … Continue reading Rescuing Science | One Death at a Time
Whenever I do a post here about autism, I get four times as many visits as I do for anything else. That's a bit odd, when you consider that autism is supposed to be a rare condition. In the past I've tried to avoid the autism debate. It's so full of dissension, misstatements, and misunderstandings. … Continue reading Is this the Autistic Highway?
If you had asked me fifteen years ago what I thought about reincarnation, I would have told you that I had no thoughts about it at all. It just seemed too improbable that evolution, starting with single-celled animals, could arrive at something like that. But one morning in February, 2007, drinking coffee at a Toyota … Continue reading Paranormal World | Children who talk of Past Lives | Reincarnation?
In my novels The Birdcatcher and Skol, and in The Shyness Guide, I’ve said that I think shyness and autism are both usually natural. I've also suggested that, in some people, they may be related to each other. This perception of them isn’t supported by any research as far as I know. But when I … Continue reading Shyness & Autism – Are they related?