Guest speaker: Terence McKenna
Today we get to hear Terence McKenna’s lecture about his TimeWave hypothesis (it never became a true theory). This 1997 talk was given less than three years before Terence’s death and thus represents some of his latest thinking about this topic. He defines the TimeWave as a mathematical model of how the world works, as based upon the I Ching. Also, he clearly states that where the end point is set determines all of the other data points fall. However, in true Terence McKenna fashion he points out that even if he was 0.001% off, that gave him a range of 60,000 years in which his prediction would still be valid. He then goes on to discuss his correction to the Watkins objection that was discussed in podcast 472.
[NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.]
“We are involved in the most accelerated, asymptotic ascent into change, so far as we can tell, that the cosmos has ever known.”
“In the one sample we know of, biology has proven itself to be four times as enduring as the stars themselves.”
“I won’t defend it [the TimeWave] though. I’ve decided to get a life after 2012 no matter what happens.”
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