Ranko Pinter

Cambridge, Uk, United Kingdom

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Ranko Pinter
Posted almost 2 years ago
Eleanor Longden: The voices in my head
This is a most inspiring talk I have seen and heard for a long time. Thank you TED. To all those critics who are denying the experience of Eleanor Longden; to all those who failed to grasp the fundamental message of her talk, rooted in her traumatic personal experience, namely, that there is The Healing Power of Illness (also the tile of a book by Thorwarld Dethlefsen); who are slavishly following the misguided view of us humans that is propagated by the medical establishment, which considers the voices in the head as a symptom of mental illness, which, like any other illness, needs to be eradicated by drugs; to all of them all I could say is: ‘margaritas ante porcos’!
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Ranko Pinter
Posted over 2 years ago
Did Rupert Sheldrake make a factual error?
It is fascinating how – despite the passage of time - history repeats itself. This recent act of removing Dr Sheldrake's talk from TEDx website, as a result of pressure from the militant atheists, mirrors the actions of Spanish inquisition of middle ages. Then the catholic priests, convinced of their infallible knowledge of what true Christianity was, became the zealots – the self-proclaimed guardians of the Catholic Faith. The militant atheists of today, similarly convinced in their infallible knowledge of what is and is not science, are assuming equally zealous role as the guardians of the scientific truth. By their intolerance of any world-view that challenges theirs, and their preparedness to go extremes, both are characterised by proclaiming the information that challenges their view as heresy; in today's parlance it is the equivalent of proclaiming Dr Sheldrake's Talk 'a pseudo-science'. This is followed by destroying the information, which, at the time of Spanish inquisition, involved the torture of the infidels (to make her retract the heresy). Finally, there was the ritual burning at the stake*, - the final act of destroying the source of information, in order to prevent it polluting the other innocent souls. This behaviour, exhibited both by the guardians of Christian Dogma of Middle Ages (Spanish Inquisition) and the guardians of Scientific Dogma of 21st century (scientism) is well understood in human psychology. It comes under several names most common of which are: militant narcissism, paranoia, character disorder. They are all characterised by aggression, bordering on violence, towards the alternative view that may undermine the carefully protected image of the sufferer. The paradox is that this behaviour of these, usually, 'big egos', is rooted in their low self-esteem! It's time that these 'guardians of true science' are exposed and that the science which they are so jealously trying to protect is set free from their suffocating clutches.