PaB as a Scientific Investigation

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    from: 2008.08.22 07:00 - Letting Go of NYC  


    Pema Pera: I think the basis of science is a freedom to explore wildly and a responsibility to test critically
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: well…hypothisize, try, evaluate.
    Corvuscorva Nightfire nods.
    Pema Pera: those two together, very liberal and very conservative, give science its strength
    Pema Pera: science is the ultimate bipartisan game

    Pema Pera: what we are doing here
    Pema Pera: Play as Being
    Pema Pera: can also be presented as an investigation of a working hypothesis
    Pema Pera: a scientific investigation
    Corvuscorva Nightfire nods. I see is one of the things I am finding interesting here.
    Pema Pera: one way to formulate the working hypothesis is:
    Pema Pera: All is complete — Being is complete
    Pema Pera: or:
    Pema Pera: Time and Identification are illusions
    Pema Pera: and there are various other formulations
    Corvuscorva Nightfire nods.
    Pema Pera: all related to Being
    Pema Pera: Now the way a scientists investigates a hypothesis is in two steps:
    Pema Pera: 1) to get all the facts on the table and look at them
    Pema Pera: 2) to use those to test the hypothesis
    Pema Pera: in our case, it is 1) that is the most interesting, namely to try to *see* what we are talking about
    Pema Pera: the testing, 2) is inherent in the seeing
    Pema Pera: one way of characterizing the strength of science is to say
    Pema Pera: that a working hypothesis implies no belief and no disbelief
    Pema Pera: keeping a hypothesis open

    Pema Pera: Can Being be used as a resource?
    Pema Pera: Don’t just belief it, and don’t disbelieve it either
    Pema Pera: believing would let you initially believe in the wrong thing
    Pema Pera: disbelieving would shut you off for seeing
    Pema Pera: “Being can be a real resource” is one working hypothesis
    Pema Pera: or “causality is an illusion” is a nice other one

    Pema Pera: yes, I probably should have listed three stages for a hypothesis: 0) clearing the table surface; 1) putting what you can see on there; 2) the critically testing
    Pema Pera: the 9-sec instructions at first are simply dropping
    Pema Pera: stopping
    Pema Pera: letting go
    Pema Pera: but Play as Being is more than emptying, looking for emptiness
    Pema Pera: you could say that it is the more positive other side of the coin, from emptiness
    Adams Rubble feels full
    Pema Pera: :)
    Gaya Ethaniel smiles

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