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Old 08-24-2007, 06:34 AM   #1
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Scientists induce out-of-body experiences

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No drugs were used to induce them.

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Using virtual reality goggles to mix up the sensory signals reaching the brain, they induced the volunteers into projecting their awareness into a virtual body. Participants confirmed they had experienced sitting behind their physical body and looking at it.

The illusion was so strong that the volunteers reacted with a palpable sense of fear when their virtual selves were threatened with physical force.

The findings suggest there may be a scientific explanation for these types of out-of-body experiences, which are often thought of as delusional or paranormal, and the scientists believe their research could have important applications.
Now, if only scientists could induce virtual "putting parts of your body into parts of someone else's body" experiences. I'd happily volunteer for that study...as long as Choobus isn't involved.

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Old 08-24-2007, 06:49 AM   #2
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I plan an out of body experience tonight.
It'll involve 6 pints of "Titanic White Star", 2 bottles of Merlot and copious scoops of Drambuie.

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Old 08-24-2007, 06:51 AM   #3
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How long will it take for some of that to come back out the top? That's a lot of hooch!
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Old 08-24-2007, 06:52 AM   #4
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I have cut back of late - this is just a training run.

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Old 08-24-2007, 07:21 AM   #5
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No drugs were used to induce them.
Where's the fun in that?

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Old 08-24-2007, 09:00 AM   #6
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scoops of Drambuie.
And I've been wasting my time asking for pub measures
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Old 08-24-2007, 07:47 PM   #7
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Over rated

Out-of-body experiences are way over rated. The past couple of weeks in China and Thailand, I had a couple of into-body experiences that left me feeling very very close to god.

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Old 08-24-2007, 07:50 PM   #8
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Heh! Doncha know, the buy-bull is actually badly disguised porn? Think about them pearly gates, and dying, and coming back to life! I'm sure you get it!
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Old 08-25-2007, 04:53 AM   #9
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Heh! Doncha know, the buy-bull is actually badly disguised porn? Think about them pearly gates, and dying, and coming back to life! I'm sure you get it!
Don't forget Lot's horny daughters or those guys who insisted on "pissing against the wall".

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