Monthly Archives: January 2011

Egypt unrest day five

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/9380534.stm

Blurb reads: Live coverage of the fifth day of anti-government protests in Egypt, as tens of thousands of demonstrators return to the streets in several cities, after the Egyptian president fired his cabinet and promised reforms but refused to step down.

Like tooth paste in a tube! What could put pressure on the tube: such that an apparent reductionism that forgets its holism squeezes itself out; that a linear chain of human logic squeezes out, ever fearful of its own emotion; that an apparent causation is revealed; that we blurt out our imperfections, saying “they don`t pay me enough to work so hard, and I`m taxed and regulated to death;” or I could harp about how I have been victimized and exploited by the powerful?

Something is doing all the squeezing, and the pretense of a perfect scientism gets squeezed out in the same wash. But it is dirt that be revealed, otherwise the wash is no good. The squeezing helps reveal mistakes, and only awareness of errors can lead to an improved direction. The squeezing implies a direction, in fact there is implied a preferred direction. Scientism cannot admit to a preferred direction because its boundaries are declared indifferent, lest scientism be revealed outside of science.

That which is preferred is what I say is a “better self image,” and only an ineffable self that can transcend conflict can do the squeezing. No one said that it would be easy to do God`s will, once being born into this world.

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Holistic wellness

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http://www.explorehoward.com/business/79177/holistic-wellness-howard-county/

Article reads: “Holistic medicine is the belief that the body should be treated as a whole system,” says Judith Broida, provost and executive director of academic affairs at Tai Sophia Institute, “while Western medicine is more reductionist, focusing on one point of the body.”

Telepathy

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http://www.ufodigest.com/article/higher-levels-consciousness-telepathy

Opinion reads: Regardless of which language one may speak, the gray(s) use the same ‘telepathic language’ to communicate with all us regardless of which language or dialect we may speak. We in turn, regardless of which language we speak have no trouble understanding and comprehending what was telepathically imparted to us. Depending on the individual this may take work and practice to correctly interpret what the entities are telling us, and this universal telepathic language is far more complex than any human language on Planet Earth.

Julio A. Rodriguez’s “The Paradigm, or Tale of Evolution”

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http://www.egcitizen.com/articles/2011/01/27/lifestyle/doc4d4210c5ad14b519701514.txt

Review reads: Charles Darwin comes in for his share of criticism. But this makes the controversy all the more interesting. … The book may not convert deep believers in evolution, but it is a comfortable read that can be completed in one evening and allow you to look back on some of the reasoning as food for thought.

Gorilla walks upright

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http://www.ktsm.com/news/sign-of-evolution-gorilla-walks-on-two-hind-legs-only

Article reads: As if humans needed more evidence to suggest they might have evolved from gorillas, a gorilla in the United Kingdom walks on only two feet.

Teachers are unable to preach

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Article reads: The National research Council recommends that teachers introduce to students the evidence that evolution actually occurred, and use it as a unifying theme in different areas of biology. But Berkman and his co-author, Eric Plutzer, found that only 28 percent of teachers do this at all. A small minority – 13 percent – explicitly present creationism or intelligent design in a positive light. But the crux of the study is what the authors call the “cautious 60 percent” who neither advocate for the science of evolution nor push creationism, but simply avoid the issue altogether.

Consciousness in vegetative patients

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Blurb reads: What if you were completely conscious but couldn’t move or speak? Neuroscientist Adrian Owen and his team have been using brain-imaging techniques to determine levels of consciousness in vegetative patients. By giving simple commands and then measuring brain activity, Owen has learned some patients are completely aware despite being entirely unable to communicate or move their limbs.

Meditation is a mind-body practice

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http://www.royalpurplenews.com/lifestyle/a-breath-of-fresh-air-1.1918005

Article reads: Meditation is a mind-body practice in which a person learns to focus attention through a variety of meditation techniques, including focusing on thoughts, feelings and sensations, according to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

Swiss recognise alternative medicine

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Article reads: The government of Switzerland has bowed to popular pressure and decreed that state-backed health insurance must pay for five types of “complementary medicine” between now and 2017, pending an independent investigation of whether or not they work. Supporters of evidence-based medicine fear the process will confer credibility on dubious treatments.

Alfred Wallace’s criticism of Darwinism stands untouched

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Article reads: The bridges built over Wallace’s unbridgeable animal/human divide collapse upon the first effort to actually drive over them. The problem is intrinsic to Darwinian and neo-Darwinian evolutionary theory and is in strong evidence in all these approaches, including Steven Pinker’s. Why? Because, like all good evolutionary psychologists, Pinker sees natural selection as the only thing capable of generating biological complexity.