In this show, the seemingly indefatigable Susan Blackmore and hosts David Quinn and Dan Rowden try to come to grips with issues as diverse yet integrated as mystical experiences, memes, free will, consciousness and how truth can become integrated into the nature of what we are as humans.   In a wide ranging and stimulating discussion other subjects touched upon include reincarnation, the illusory nature of the self and what it's like to get beyond such an illusion, emotional attachments, cognitive dissonance, life and death and the nature of modern academic life.  A must listen addition to the Reasoning Show portfolio!




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Guest Bio: 

Sue Blackmore

Sue Blackmore is a freelance writer, lecturer and broadcaster, and a Visiting Lecturer at the University of the West of England, Bristol. She has a degree in psychology and physiology from Oxford University (1973) and a PhD in parapsychology from the University of Surrey (1980). Her research interests include memes, evolutionary theory, consciousness, and meditation. She practices Zen and campaigns for drug legalization.  She no longer works on the paranormal.

She writes for several magazines and newspapers, a blog for the Guardian newspaper and is a frequent contributor and presenter on radio and television. She is author of over sixty academic articles, about forty book contributions, and many book reviews. Her books include Beyond the Body (1982), Dying to Live (on near-death experiences, 1993), In Search of the Light (autobiography, 1996), and Test Your Psychic Powers (with Adam Hart-Davis, 1997).  The Meme Machine (1999) has been translated into 13 other languages.  Her textbook Consciousness: An Introduction was published in June 2003 (Hodder UK, OUP New York), and A Very Short Introduction to Consciousness in 2005 (OUP).   Her latest book is Conversations on Consciousness (November 2005 OUP Oxford) was out in the USA in January 2006.


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