Nobody likes to be called a dummy by a dummy.

Meditation

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1147167,00.html

hummmmm........

Study sounds like nonsense, though.
Permalink Dennis Forbes 
January 9th, 2006
> But with the aid of advanced brainscanning
> technology, researchers are beginning to
> show that meditation directly affects the
> function and structure of the brain

Yah, definitely nonesense. Those brainscans really get old reruns of bugs bunny.
Permalink son of parnas 
January 9th, 2006
"Yah, definitely nonesense. Those brainscans really get old reruns of bugs bunny."

Ha ha ha! Ha ha ha! Bugs bunny! Ha ha ha ha!

I marvel at the fact that people still hear about very small sample research preliminary findings and eat it up, asking for seconds.

"But look," they cry. "They used fancy machines with das blinken lights!"
Permalink Dennis Forbes 
January 9th, 2006
> I marvel at the fact that people still hear about
> very small sample research preliminary findings
> and eat it up, asking for seconds.

I marvel at the fact that people don't realize science is a process. They just want a big YES or NO sign. It's much slower and muddier than that.

If these sort of studies indicated no difference then a few more would be done. If they concluded the same then that would be it.

Something was found so more studies will be done. More and more studies will be done by lots of different people testing different things.

Hopefully after a time we'll get to the truth.

That's how nonesense is turned into science. You'll of course still say nonesense because there just can't be a way of training the brain for some reason.
Permalink son of parnas 
January 9th, 2006
Sure thing.
Permalink Dennis Forbes 
January 9th, 2006
You're going to hate this article too.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A43006-2005Jan2.html
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 9th, 2006

This topic was orginally posted to the off-topic forum of the
Joel on Software discussion board.

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