Extraordinary People - Iceman

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Extraordinary People - Iceman

Postby Guy » Tue Jul 14, 2009 2:10 am

Extraordinary People or Crazy People? You decide...

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Re: Extraordinary People - Iceman

Postby Individual » Tue Jul 14, 2009 2:28 am

This man's biology is remarkable.

In the future -- maybe 30 years -- assuming we're not all dead, I believe there will be something you could call a "neo sapien", an entirely new species of genetically enhanced human beings which will all have powers like this... hopefully, in my lifetime...
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Re: Extraordinary People - Iceman

Postby Guy » Tue Jul 14, 2009 2:41 am

Also on that user's youtube channel there are other "Extraordinary People" including a man who can calculate large numbers in the blink of an eye (aka Human Calculator) and some people who claim to have their senses mixed together, so that they can "taste sounds" or "hear colours", etc.
Four types of letting go:

1) Giving; expecting nothing back in return
2) Throwing things away
3) Contentment; wanting to be here, not wanting to be anywhere else
4) "Teflon Mind"; having a mind which doesn't accumulate things

- Ajahn Brahm

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Re: Extraordinary People - Iceman

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Jul 14, 2009 4:34 am

Greetings Guy,

That last thing is nothing new.

Synesthesia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synesthesia

Metta,
Retro. :)
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Re: Extraordinary People - Iceman

Postby Cittasanto » Tue Jul 14, 2009 10:39 am

There is a tibetan practice called tsumo (I think) if you ever get a chanv=ce to watch a documentry about tibettan mummies there is a section on it, at least in the one I saw!

and there has been research done on this form of meditation.
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Re: Extraordinary People - Iceman

Postby Cittasanto » Tue Jul 14, 2009 10:41 am

Blog, Suttas, Aj Chah, Facebook.

He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.
John Stuart Mill


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