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Dr. Jeffery Martin, Can He Transition Our Ego-Centric Culture? |456|

Dr. Jeffery Martin, Can He Transition Our Ego-Centric Culture? |456|

Podcast: Skeptiko – Science at the Tipping PointEpisode: Dr. Jeffery Martin, Can He Transition Our Ego-Centric Culture? |456|Pub date: 2020-07-14 Dr. Jeffery Martin seeks to shift our fundamental sense of well being, and his numbers prove he can. photo by: Skeptiko [Clip 00:00:00 – 00:00:59] That’s Will Smith from The Pursuit of Happiness. Boy, I love that movie. And as far as how it fits, how it connects with today’s very long, but I think insightful in so many ways, interview with Dr. Jeffery Martin, well, I think that’s kind of an Easter egg. We’re all going to have find that and figure out if there is that connection or not. But at least I think there is so see what you think.  Alright, here’s a clip from the interview and I picked one from, this is such a long interview, I pick one from almost the end, so maybe you get an idea that there’s a reason to stick around to the end.     Jeffery Martin: [00:01:36] And so Dean [Radin] and I were talking about his experiments… he was doing like chocolate intention experiments or something at that time, and he like gave me this piece of chocolate that was infused with the intention of love or something, and it gives me the chocolate and asks me if I feel any different, and stuff like that. And I love chocolate, I was just grateful for the chocolate. I was hungry by that point. I took a while to get to it, it was longer than I was expecting. And I was like, well, before she leaves, let’s look at her data. So we were in the other room and it’s got like these bar graphs sort of on the screen. So it’s walking her through the trial and he’s like, “What did you do on this one? Do you remember what you did on this one?  Do you remember what you did on this one?” So on and so forth. And all of them were like, I don’t know, kind of middle of the road bars. And then there was this one bar that was like, kind of off the charts and he gets to that when he’s like, “Do you remember what you did at this one?” And she just sort of looked at him, and then she sort of looked over at me and the other person from our lab that was visiting with me, and you could tell that she didn’t want to say. So she tried to give some sort of half-ass sort of response to it, and I’m like, I’m not going to settle for that, “You were really precise on the other ones, what did you do on this one?” So she pauses for a while and she looks at us some more and she thinks about it and she says, “Well, there’s this thing I can do, where I can kind of make myself go away.” And she describes basically being able to put herself into this temporary non-symbolic experience, and she’s like, “That’s what I was doing when I did that bar.” And I thought, that’s very interesting.  Click here for Forum Discussion  Click Here for Dr. Martin’s website       Alex Tsakiris: [00:03:19] Welcome to Skeptiko where we explore controversial science and spirituality with leading researchers, thinkers, and their critics. I’m your host, Alex Tsakiris, and today we welcome back Dr. Jeffery Martin to Skeptiko. In case you don’t remember. Dr. Martin is a Harvard trained social scientist and author of the book The Finders, which, as we mentioned in the previous interview has been widely, widely praised by tons of very prominent well-respected names in psychology, neuroscience, and just, I don’t know, thinking people in general. Jeffery and his team are also the creators of The Finders Co...The podcast and artwork embedded on this page are from Alex Tsakiris, which is the property of its owner and not affiliated with or endorsed by Listen Notes, Inc.

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