Friday, 16 September 2011

Trialogue: Skepticism & The Balkanization Of Epistemology (1998)

Trialogue: Skepticism & The Balkanization Of Epistemology
Terence McKenna, Rupert Sheldrake & Ralph Abraham

In this trialogue held on June 8, 1998 at Santa Cruz, CA, Terence McKenna, Ralph Abraham, and Rupert Sheldrake explored the "fluff factor" and what degree of healthy skepticism is required these days.

Terence McKenna: "Somehow as a part of the agenda of political correctness it has become not entirely acceptable to criticize, or demand substantial evidence, or expect people, when advancing their speculations, to make, what used to be called, old fashioned sense."

Terence: "These phenomenon, which we know exist, and which we find rich in implication, would simply not be allowed as objects of discourse, they would be ruled out of order. So there's something wrong on one level with what's called empiricism, skepticism, positivism, it has different names."

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