I was wondering why Chopra did that, and I think he must have calculated that he’s probably more popular among the woo-woo liberals than the Christian conservatives. Or maybe he realized that sounding like an idiot on the O’Reilly’s show wasn’t the smartest move right before his publication of War of the Worldviews, co-written with Leonard Mlodinow.
Chopra is a woo woo guru! Dawkins has taken him down several times on youtube so I don’t really trust much of what he says, or demonstrates. Several of my friends got heavy into TM back in the early 70’s and would even excuse themselves in the middle of a conversation to go “meditate”. I hate to sound like a naysayer but when I need to relax I take a nap. Fortunately I can nap anywhere. Is it natural, or learned? Alcohol just puts me to sleep so I’m a light drinker. My addiction is chocolate and I’m really a chocoholic.
Same here, Jack. Meditation sounds woo-wooish to me and I need my chocolate. But I can drink. Not as much as I used to, but as long as I have a good meal and the right company, I can finish a bottle of wine and feel just fine.