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The Shocking Truth About Charles Darwin

Written by on July 9, 2018 in Sci-Tech, Science with 8 Comments
The Shocking Truth About Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin, as we all know, was a great scientist who meticulously laid bare the myth of a purposeful hand in evolution, instead revealing that blind chance and survival of the fittest are what lie behind the evolution of species. He was vehemently opposed to religious and spiritual thought, instead insisting upon the empirical investigation […]

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Your Brain Is Not Your Mind: An Exploration of the True Nature of Consciousness

Your Brain Is Not Your Mind: An Exploration of the True Nature of Consciousness

What do we really know about the intrinsic nature of consciousness and its essential role (if any) in the nature of cosmos? Probably a lot less than many would assume. There is no question that our knowledge of brains has expanded massively in the past century. But what does all this data about brains really tell us about consciousness?

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Cognitive Dissonance, Belief, and Creating Reality

Written by on November 30, 2015 in Conscious Evolution with 1 Comment
Cognitive Dissonance, Belief, and Creating Reality

It appears that, if sufficiently contrary to conditioned expectation, certain anomalies—even mundane ones such as discrepancies with the appearances of playing cards—are too much for some people and they cannot produce the requisite neurological flexibility or adaptation to facilitate the new experience/data’s integration into their minds (at least in the short term). I suspect that for many people, their closed-minded wholesale dismissals of “the paranormal” simply serve to undercut any potential cognitive distress/dissonance caused by contrary data competing for supremacy within their minds (and as I pointed out earlier, all such people know the truth at subconscious levels, so they have to fight to perpetually repress it, especially when the truth is presented to them at the conscious level).

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Shift Your Relationship to the Holidays with Giving Tuesday

Shift Your Relationship to the Holidays with Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is a new, compassionate response to Black Friday and Cyber Monday that is gaining traction each year. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

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November Planetary Update from Mastering Alchemy

Posted by on November 2, 2014 in Economy with 0 Comments
November Planetary Update from Mastering Alchemy

Thoughts are electrical, while emotions are magnetic. How can this truism guide the shift away from a global economy based on expanding consumption and toward a new paradigm that reflects our expanding consciousness? Jim Self of Mastering Alchemy “takes the pulse” of the energies currently affecting us and the planet.

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How Long Can You Go Without Spending Money?

How Long Can You Go Without Spending Money?

Switch off your personal “want” button. When you don’t want or need the things that the “elite” and the big corporations are selling, then you are suddenly free of their restrictions. You are no longer a slave to the wages you must earn to pay for the things they tell you that you should have.

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Sew and Tell: A Free MENDing Library

Sew and Tell: A Free MENDing Library

Berkeley Professor Michael Swaine is the founder of the Free Mending Library. He sews clothes and other stuff, for free, in a low-income housing neighborhood.

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The Science Delusion by Rupert Sheldrake

Posted by on February 12, 2014 in Science with 0 Comments
The Science Delusion by Rupert Sheldrake

Rupert Sheldrake: Now that science and technology seem to be at the peak of the power, when their influence has spread all over the world and when their triumph seems indisputable, unexpected problems are disrupting the sciences from within. Most scientists take it for granted that these problems will eventually be solved by more research along established lines, but some, including myself, think that they are symptoms of a deeper malaise. Contemporary science is based on the philosophy of materialism, which claims that all reality is material or physical. There is no reality but material reality. Consciousness is a by-product of the physical activity of the brain. Matter is unconscious. Evolution is purposeless. God exists only as an idea in human minds, and hence in human heads. These beliefs are powerful not because most scientists think about them critically, but because they don’t. The facts of science are real enough, and so are the techniques that scientists use, and so are the technologies based on them. But the belief system that governs conventional scientific thinking is an act of faith. The biggest scientific delusion of all is that science already knows the answers. The details still need working out, but the fundamental questions are settled, in principle.

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