Saturday, July 31, 2010
Came across a wonderful blog, http://www.cosmicchronicle.com/2010/07/neurons-global-brain-recorded-futures.html that I hope all visit. I found the above video on that blog. In her blog Kathryn Cassidy says the following:
"The ramifications of the discoveries mentioned in this one video are stupendous. Neuroscientist V.S. Ramachandran speaks of mirror neurons and his findings exactly 'mirror' what was postulated by the brilliant theoretician Peter Russell a few decades ago. Peter has been involved in the exploration and development of human consciousness for many years and is author of the must-read book The Global Brain. This book first hit the shelves in the 1980's but was republished in 2008 as The Global Brain: The Awakening Earth in a New Century.
Within this Peter Russell cites the fact that there are approximately the same number of nerve cells in a human brain as there are individual minds on this planet and proceeds to a discussion about the way the human brain and humanity appear to be evolving in parallel to each other and this is mirrored in the ever increasing connectivity of the Internet. Speaking of the future, Peter wrote: "No longer will we perceive ourselves as isolated individuals, we will know ourselves to be part of a rapidly integrating global network, the nerve cells of an awakening global brain"
Kathryn then writes about the following:
RECORDED FUTURES- The CIA use companies that predict the future!
"In last weeks edition, and in previous ones, I mentioned that current planetary alignments correlate to the subject of mining. This week the subject of data mining came to the fore. The CIA are making use of data mining programmes which enable them to monitor things such as words or phrases which are being repeatedly used and peaking across global Internet traffic. The CIA use a company called Recorded Futures and obviously they are trying to gather intelligence which could help them thwart incidents such as terrorist attacks. However I have also heard of these systems being used to predict events such as financial crashes. Apparently - and this is all totally in synch with what the Neuroscientists are discovering in the article above this one - when there is a spike in words (like broke, worried, no money, depression, loans etc) amongst the general populace it if often as if the global mind is either tuning into advance events OR, in a spike of enough people having the same thoughts, perhaps the energy changes future reality ( that's in the realm of quantum physics). Either way the increase in the use of words and chatter about fear around finances often precedes.the actual downturn. I recall reading that just before 9/11 there was a spike in words across the globe such as Plane crash, trade, terrorism and collapse**. Data Mining in this way does seem to have a future."
This seems exactly what the so called "BOT" predictions are all about. Form, or reality, is following thought. So what does this have to do with 2012? Clearly, ideas are forming in the human consciousness that are creating a new reality. Some, would have a consciousness of fear-this will lead to the worst of the possible 2012 scenarios. Then, there are those who are diligently warning of this consequence and are trying to build a mirror neuron of peace, love and light. Certainly, this is a time of great choosing. A time when consumer ideas totally alter the direction of the economy. A time when religion tries to maintain its stranglehold on the masses. A time when the far right tries to re-kindle old hatreds and fears. What will you mirror. What reality will you create? What will Book III of the Waking God Trilogy say about all of this. Stay tuned-these are interesting times.
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Thursday, July 1, 2010
The very notion of a morality is not even an objective idea. To even say there is, or there should be morality does not logically flow from science, but rather from a subjective notion that humanity should live by some form of underlying, or overriding, set of rules. Let’s face it; if we look at traditional science, the only morality you might find is the “survival of the fittest.” Where in the sciences of chemistry, medicine, physics or biology does one find a basis for morality? I guess all atoms are created equal and that they should be able to combine freely with other atoms might work. But even the idea of equal and free are not scientific terms unless you talk of balancing an equation or free radicals.
Further, objectivity in morality would certainly open the proverbial Pandora’s Box. If, for example, we look at nature, we find no rationale for caring for the elderly, sick, or genetically deviant. Nature culls such creatures for the benefit of the whole and to prevent defects from spreading in the population as a whole. Is this objective morality? Sam Harris also points out that enslavement, mutilating female genitalia, public whippings or stonings are morally and empirically wrong. According to our way of thinking, this statement makes sense. But, it is opinion, and opinion is subjective. In an article called “Toward A Science of Morality” in the Huffington Post, Sam Harris says he agrees with physicist Sean Carroll when he says, “I want to start with a hopefully non-controversial statement about what science is. Namely: science deals with empirical reality -- with what happens in the world, (I.e. what "is.").”
At this point, the entire argument must totally shift. What Sam Harris fails to realize is that discussing issues like the definition of ‘well-being’ is not at the heart of the debate. He seems to think that there is a scientific definition that can lead us out of the valley of death of religious dogma into and into the garden of scientific objectivity. This garden would be free of cultural and religious differences and would create an empirical definition that would be beyond reproach. Sam Harris, unfortunately, has fallen prey to his own outdated paradigm. There is no such thing as objectivity. If this is true, then the notion of an objective morality must be tossed out the window, both the bathwater and the baby.
Look at the following excerpt from a piece written by Robert Lanza. It is but one of many articles that clearly indicate that science is leading us away from any notion of objectivity within the universe. It is becoming increasingly clear that the observed and the observer are one. This being the case, we must discover a new paradigm outside of religion and science that can lead us to a moral high ground.
“But a series of new experiments suggest this may be all wrong, and that part of us exists outside of the physical world. The implications of these experiments have been downplayed because, until recently, quantum behavior was limited to the microscopic world. However, this 'two-world' view (that is, one set of physical laws for small objects, and another set of laws for the rest of the universe, including us) has no basis in reason, and more importantly, is being challenged in labs around the world.
We're trapped in an outdated paradigm. A few more equations, we're told, and we'll know it all -- any day now. There's no adventure left, no lost gardens in far away lands. But we all intuitively know there's more to existence than our science books grant. It's the same nostalgic yearning that gives religion its persistent power over humanity.
We assume there's a universe "out there" separate from what we are, and that we play no role in its appearance. Yet since the 1920s, experiments have shown just the opposite; results do depend on whether anyone is observing. This is most vividly illustrated by the famous two-hole experiment. When you watch a particle go through the holes, it behaves like a bullet, passing through one hole or the other. But if no one observes the particle, it exhibits the behavior of a wave and can pass through both holes at the same time.
This and other experiments tell us that unobserved particles exist only as "waves of probability" as Max Born demonstrated in 1926. They're statistical predictions -- nothing but a likely outcome. Until observed, they have no real existence; only when the mind sets the scaffolding in place can they be thought of as having duration or a position in space. Experiments make it increasingly clear that even mere knowledge in the experimenter's mind is sufficient to convert possibility to reality.
Importantly, this behavior isn't limited to the microscopic world. New experiments carried out with huge molecules called "Buckyballs" show that quantum reality extends into the macroscopic world we live in. In 2005, KHC0₃ crystals exhibited entanglement ridges one-half inch high, quantum behavior nudging into everyday levels of discernment.
Biocentrism tells us that reality is a process that involves our consciousness, and that space and time aren't the hard objects we think. Recent experiments show that separate particles can influence each other instantaneously over great distances, as if they're endowed with ESP. They're intimately linked in a manner suggesting there's no space or time influencing their behavior. In 1997 Nicolas Gisin sent pairs of particles zooming along optical fibers until they were seven miles apart. But whatever action one took, its twin performed the complementary action instantaneously. Since then, other researchers have duplicated Gisin's work.
All of these experiments make perfect sense from a biocentric perspective. Everything we perceive is a whirl of information in our head. Time can be defined as the summation of spatial states occurring inside the mind. But that doesn't mean there's an invisible matrix in which changes occur. We watch our loved ones age and die and assume that an external entity called time is responsible for the crime. There's a peculiar intangibility to space, as well. Like time, it's just a tool of our understanding.
But the solution to this mystery lies within our grasp, a solution hinted at by the frequency with which the old paradigm breaks down. This is the underlying problem: we've ignored a critical component of the universe, shunted it out of the way because we didn't know what to do with it. This component is consciousness -- us, the great observer.”
Robert Lanza, M.D., Scientist, Theoretician, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-lanza/science-spirituality-what_b_624292.html?ir=Daily%20Brief
If we cannot rely upon biased religion or science to create a universal morality, what is left? Are we to be subject to the whims of moral fads or is there something that can guide humanity to a more logical way of living? To this topic, we shall return while keeping in mind that ‘what happens’ in this world is truly up to us.