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Hmm..have you yet to record the show? ^^; Seems the link isn't downloading anything..
I think it's a Libsyn problem. Either that or it didn't upload properly.
Uploaded again. 40522769 bytes sent in 11.05 secs (3580.4 kB/s). I was able to wget the file. ^_~
I would pay $10 for an exclusive GeekNights Diploma. I could hang it in my cube and impress the co-workers. It could be a nice little fund raiser for your next con.
I'll do it.
That will be awesome.
it's in the queue until I make some ecommerce...
Manage your expectations.
Scott, Hypnosis is not Randi bullshit.
Recent research has shown that weight loss and cessation of smoking, both popularly advertised as curable by hypnotism, cannot be accomplished without the earnest desire of the sufferer to achieve the desired result; this leads to the question of whether or not the results might be as easily attained by some other form of approach, such as religious inspiration, the caring of a family member, or the intervention of another mystic-sounding but ineffective therapy.
Scott, Hypnosis is not Randi bullshit. I have been hypnotized on many occasions (all through hypnosis shows) and it does actually work. It just doesn't work like it does in TV and movies.
One of my dad's friends was hypnotized live in front of him, and did all sorts of strange things, including speak languages he did not know, and do other strange things, with no apparent memory afterwards.
I simply point out that there are many, many fake certifications and diplomas for "hypnotherapists." The "certifications" for it are loose, the research is fairly inconclusive, and there is a great deal of fraud and vagary surrounding the idea.
I concur. One of my dad's friends was hypnotized live in front of him, and did all sorts of strange things, including speak languages he did not know, and do other strange things, with no apparent memory afterwards.
If it were real, we could train all of our CIA agents in hypnotism. Also, why don't evil governments, like China and North Korea, train TV news anchors in hypnotism to control the populace? It's because it doesn't fucking work.
If hypnotism is anything, it's basically the art of tricking people's brains.
one has to be willing to be hypnotized in order for it to happen.
but hypnosis does work for entertainment at the least.
Based on what? There are very few authoritative sources of the actual definitions of the concepts involved. Is that statement simply common knowledge, or do you have a source to back it up? How have they tested whether or not a person is "willing?" What is the definition of "willing" in this case?
If one has to be "willing," then is this really hypnosis, or simply suggestion? Could it not be nothing more than an ideomotor response, or even just a purely psychosomatic one? What makes "hypnosis" a meaningful differentiation from these concepts?
Ambiguous use of a word does not itself make the concept or the practice invalid; it simply means that we need to better define our terms.
And if there are sufficient terms to precisely describe the concept already, another ambiguous word is useless.
I'll do it.That will be awesome. Thanks.