Monday, February 21, 2011

The Distortion of Skeptics: recent Mike Tymn Interview

Mike Tymn interviews British journalist Robert McLuhan about his book, Randi's Prize, which discusses how debunkers and pseudoskeptics twist, distort,and manipulate the facts to avoid the truth.

Robert mentions how some skeptics responded to events around Raymond Lodge's after-life communications, suggesting "they unconsciously strip out the paranormal element, so that they literally can’t see what the fuss is about." This is something that we refer to as "psychospiritual amnesia" and devoted a chapter to in  The Risen. We noted that the effects of this ego-mind aspect are so strong that even when someone is talking about a numinous experience, the listener literally can't hear it.