The Selective Skepticism of Lynne McTaggart

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Lynne McTaggart is an author and leading alternative health proponent who was the foil for my first ever Neuroskeptic post, nearly 10 years ago. Ever since then I have occasionally been following McTaggart’s output. McTaggart is believer in things like a “Zero Point Field (ZPF), a sea of energy that reconciles mind with matter”, an opponent of vaccines, and someone who thinks that spiritual and…

March 17, 2018
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Van der Merwe stars as Netherlands clinch seventh place

3:00 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Netherlands189 for 9 (De Leede 39, Kami 4-24) beat Nepal 144 (Kami 36, Van der Merwe 4-20) by 45 runs Yusuf Abdulla is ecstatic after removing Jesse Ryder AFP Roelof van der Merwe‘s 4 for 20 and 25 with the bat trumped Sompal Kami‘s 4 for 24 and 36 – the second-highest score in a low-scorer – and helped Netherlands defend 189 and clinch the…

March 17, 2018
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Eleven Deaf Men Helped NASA Leave Earth

Peterson before a centrifuge test. Gallaudet University Archives. In the late 1950s when NASA was a brand new agency, the list of spaceflight unknowns was significantly larger than any list of knowns. And addressing that list called for some real creativity. When it came to dealing with space sickness, NASA turned to 11 deaf men for a baseline, and these men ultimately played a significant role in getting the first…

March 17, 2018
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Humans mated with strange Denisovan species more than once: Study

Our ancestors not only mated with Neanderthals but also another mysterious ancient species of hominins, the Denisovans, on two separate occasions, according to a new study. In a paper published on Thursday in the journal Cell, scientists at the University of Washington showed that more than 50,000 years ago, the now extinct subspecies of human, Denisovans, lived in Asia and apparently co-existed with modern humans. The study also said the…

March 17, 2018
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Quarterback-starved Jets make the right move by trading up

After failing to land free agent Kirk Cousins, GM Mike Maccagnan had to trade up to draft a quarterback who can lead the Jets into the future. AP Photo/Mel Evans Wisely, Maccagnan opted for the latter, moving up three spots in the draft. To get the third pick away from the Indianapolis Colts, the Jets sent the sixth pick and two second-round picks in this year’s draft — the 37th…

March 17, 2018
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11-Year-Old Rape Survivor Gives Birth To Child

Rajkot: An eleven-year-old girl, who was allegedly raped by six persons, today gave birth to a baby girl at the government hospital here. While four of the accused were arrested earlier, remaining two were arrested today, police said. Nanji Javiya (67) and Arvind Kubawat (60) were arrested in the case on March 13 on the basis of the complaint lodged by the survivor’s mother at Bhaktinagar police station. Their questioning…

March 17, 2018
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India's youth v Bangladesh's seniors in title clash

3:00 AM ETBig Picture From being a one-sided affair, the India-Bangladesh clash has become a more tightly fought contest. Having won three of their four matches in the Nidahas Trophy, India go into the final as favourites. This despite the absence of several key players, including captain Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni. India, however, will have to be wary of Bangladesh’s ‘tenacity’, as wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik said on the eve…

March 17, 2018
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Rajkot or Hyderabad could host India's first day-night Test

11:51 AM ET Nagraj Gollapudi The BCCI has asked the Committee of Administrators (CoA) to take the final call on India playing their inaugural day-night Test in the two-match series at home against West Indies next season. Rajkot and Hyderabad will host the two Tests, which will be played this October. That is so far the only Test series India are scheduled to play during the 2018-19 home season before…

March 17, 2018
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Jets trade up, acquire No. 3 pick from Colts

11:03 AM ET The New York Jets shook up the top of the NFL draft on Saturday morning, completing a blockbuster trade with the Indianapolis Colts that will put them in better position to select a potential franchise quarterback. The Jets moved up three spots, from No. 6 to No. 3, while sending three draft picks to the Colts — two second-round choices this year (Nos. 37 and 49) and…

March 17, 2018
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