Quantum Entanglement, Psychic Phenomena and Consciousness
Psychic phenomena have been meticulously documented in hundreds of controlled studies since the 1980s. Mainstream science publications resist acknowledging this but the quality and quantity of evidence is overwhelming. Dean Radin, who has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a Ph.D. in Psychology, began discovering this decades ago and founded the Institute for Noetic Sciences. He recently joined forces with eminentscientist Stuart Kauffman to harmonize the observations with quantum theory. In this paper, the two scientists swing for the fences and attempt to unify consciousness, psychic phenomena, and quantum mechanics. https://arxiv.org/abs/2101.01538 Dean and I discuss the implications of this.
An Invisible World Buzzing with Communication and Excitement: Jon Lieff, MD
There are very very few people who can slice through the jargon of molecular biology and explain how cells talk to each other in a way that a high school student can understand. But Jon Lieff has done exactly that and his book, NAME, is a guided tour of a microscopic world that is bursting with life... and stories...This book may change the way you see everything. Jon Lieff's Website: https://jonlieffmd.com/Jon Lieff's Book: The Secret Language of Cellshttps://jonlieffmd.com/book/the-secret-language-of-cells
Rethinking Cancer with Bernhard Strauss
A new book by MIT Press stresses the urgency of approaching cancer from new angles. Some are completely new. Others are 100 years old and never given the attention they deserve. Bernhard and I discuss his motivations for taking on this project and how complex systems are much more subtle than we humans prefer to believe. Bernhard Strauss' Book:Rethinking Cancerhttps://mitpress.mit.edu/books/rethinking-cancer
Chemo was like pouring bleach into my veins
Jenny Davis is a professional athlete from Scotland who found out she had bowel cancer 9 months ago. She tells her very personal story of chemotherapy treatments, introspection, detox, and our broken medical system.https://www.jennydavis.org/https://meganmacedo.com/
Siri is not going to wake up any soon: John Sonmez of Bulldog Mindset Talks with Perry Marshall about…Biology
John Sonmez interviews Perry Marshall and they discuss why it’s impossible for computers in their current form to become conscious; how modern mathematics speaks in a new way to age-old questions about free will; the nature of consciousness; the origin of life and the very nature of reality itself. All this is based on Perry’s paper “Biology transcends the limits of computation.
Viruses, and What Rich Jacobs Discovered From Interviewing 3,000 Experts
Rich Jacobs indulged his fascination with technology by starting a podcast called Finding Genius. He didn’t know that it would end up taking him into hundreds of specialties in science, technology, and medicine. His book titled Finding Genius: Understanding Viruses: 30 Questions, 25 Geniuses, 100 Amazing Insights is a beautifully edited compilation of Q&A from some of the best virus people in the world. Here we explore what Rich discovered about viruses and their experts.
Childhood Trauma Causes Cancer; Therapy and Relationships Heal
Eric Kuelker Ph.D. R.Psych. discusses reliable but little-known research linking cancer and heart disease to traumatic life events and stress. It turns out that psychotherapy and relationship repair reduces the chances of cancer and factors like marriage extend life more than medical treatments do. This may extend it down to the cellular level.Eric’s website ishttps://psychologicalinjuryindex.com/References:Hughes K, Bellis MA, Hardcastle KA, Sethi D, Butchart A, Mikton C, Jones L, Dunne MP. (2017) The effect of multiple adverse childhood experiences on health: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet Public Health.Aug;2(8):e356-e366.https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29253477/Roberts AL, Huang T, Koenen KC, Kim Y, Kubzansky LD, Tworoger SS. (2019) Post-traumatic stress disorder is associated with increased risk of ovarian cancer: A prospective and retrospective longitudinal cohort study. Cancer Res. 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Hear the Incredible Rob Berkley : His final interview
Rob Berkley left this earth in December 2019 as a result of cancer. 58. Rob was THE most empathic and warm-hearted individual in the entire marketing space (I’m not exaggerating). When you would sit down with him you would feel his warmth focusing on you like an infrared heat lamp. He was one of my most valuable business advisors. Being trained by him and Victor Cheng was like having Oprah and Stephen Hawking together in the same room.Stormy weather nearly prevented me from making his memorial at Martha’s Vineyard, but I managed to snag the boat ride and I’ll never forget the December 18 solstice sun streaming through the windows at his somber yet joyful gathering.The other thing I will never forget is meeting his wife Debbie for the first time, right there at his memorial service. I had heard much about her, and she had heard about me, but we had never crossed paths.I approached her in their kitchen and introduced myself. “Perry! I am so delighted to meet you!” She faced me squarely, looked deep into my eyes, and connected, human to human. I instantly felt the jolt of her conviction and aliveness. She wrapped her arms around me, embraced me, and welcomed me as though I were a friend of 25 years. Her energy was so palpable I was momentarily startled.It only makes sense that Rob would marry a woman like Debbie.Today I would like to share Rob’s last interview with you: a very candid conversation between Rob, Debbie, and their caregiver and collaborator Meredith, describing humility and courage in the face of a terminal diagnosis.
The Ancient Greek and Early Church Fathers on Evolution
MarkChenoweth is a theologian with a particular interest in St. Maximus the Confessor (700 AD) and St. Gregory of Nyssa (400 AD) who wrote about life on earth as a goal-directed process as opposed to a series of divine miracles. Their ideas were very much in line with the ancient Greeks who have been greatly under-estimated by modern thinkers. Here we hear Mark's story of being drawn into evolutionary science and what implications this has for modern people.Mark's paper is called"A Maximian Framework for Understanding Evolution".LINK:https://www.academia.edu/45035064/A_Maximian_Framework_for_Understanding_Evolution?email_work_card=view-paperMark's BioMark Chenoweth received his M.Div. and Th.M. from St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary and is an adjunct professor at St. John’s University in New York. His articles have been published in scholarly journals such as St. Vladimir’s Quarterly, and he is hoping to soon begin a dissertation on the theology of St. Maximus the Confessor.