“Still, I have compassion for you, as I do for all prisoners.”
“Still, I have compassion for you, as I do for all prisoners.”
“[T]here was a shocking study published in the Public Library of Science Journal that found “up to 72%” of scientists admitted their colleagues were engaged in “questionable research practices,” and that just over 14% of them were engaged in outright “falsification.” … [And] between 1977 and 1990, the FDA found scientific flaws in 10–20% of all the studies they audited… [Also] scientists at the Thousand Oaks biotech firm Amgen, set out to double-check the results of 53 peer reviewed landmark published studies in their fields of cancer research and blood biology. What they found was shocking; only 6 of the 53 studies could be proven valid. That means almost 90% were flawed, yet passed off to the public as fact.
In other words, there’s a lot of scientific bullshit floating around…
This becomes especially concerning when we consider how “science” seems to have replaced organized religion as the new authority that should blindly be obeyed in many ways. People speak of it as if it is infallible, and anyone who questions the high priests of science are generally attacked, degraded, and dismissed as modern day heretics.
But science, just like any religion, is not a god that only speaks unadulterated Truth. It is far from being infallible and is constantly in need of being updated, upgraded, challenged, revised, and changed, for the simple fact that science is subject to the narrow confines of mankind’s tiny flawed human perception; which is forever growing and expanding — and easily skewed by things like prejudice, pride, and corruption.
In and of itself, science is obviously inanimate and can do neither good nor bad because it has no mind of its own. It is not a person, so we need to stop talking about science like it is a super hero. It is simply a vehicle that requires a driver, and the destination obviously differs from one driver to the next…
“Science” can be used to deceive us — has been used to deceive us — and should always be questioned as a result. Scientists obviously need money to conduct their research, and corporations who place material profit above human life have plenty of it. The hand that gives usually controls the hand that takes.
Until we design a system that promotes unadulterated education, more than it does propaganda and ignorance; and rewards integrity more than the willingness to do anything for “money,” this type of pathetic human behavior will persist.”
“Why do tech elites keep their own kids away from smartphones?”
“All of us are jacked into this system. All of our minds can be hijacked. Our choices are not as free as we think they are. A handful of people working at a handful of technology companies, through their choices, will steer what a billion people are thinking today.”
“Sometimes it is our greatest hardships that reveal to us the true magnificence of our resilient hearts. Sometimes our greatest challenges teach us how to source our most precious gifts and ignite the passion which fuels our dreams into existence. Just as a diamond is created out of extreme pressure, then cut and polished to perfection so it will shine its uttermost brilliance, so too are our souls compressed into the limitations of this physical world and the suffering of the human experience so that we can be refined into the expression of the most unique brilliance that our souls harbour within.
As we meet the hardships and limitations through life there is great wisdom to be found — we are always given an opportunity to learn the delicate balance of effort and surrender. In surrender we can accept the things we cannot change and in response we can find strength and inspiration that is born from the experience, helping us to find new ways and perspectives to move forward. This is how the fates carve the path for us, through the obstacles and limitations in our way, helping us to see what needs to be let go of and shifting us into a new flow of action…
We are weaving our dreams into reality by delicately and precisely shaping how we show up in the world — we are cutting and polishing the diamond that represents the expression of our destiny. If you can allow the fates to shape it willingly and flow with the changes presented to you, you will soon see the method behind the madness.”
(“We’re all just walking each other home.”)
“Welcome to September! The good news is that there is tremendous support for restructuring and recalibrating your life in all areas. The bad news is that you will go through growing pains to get there. It will take courage, be uncomfortable to your identity, and you will have doubts along the way. There is however an underlying excitement, inspiration and enthusiasm that this is the right path and there is some comfort in knowing that there really is no option at this point but to move forward…
Remodeling takes place when you wish to improve something. The process creates upheaval and chaos until it is complete. During the remodeling, you need to be flexible and resourceful to survive. And when it is complete, you have a new form, structure and space.
One of the themes continues to be the letting go and clearing out and cutting loose of what no longer serves. As you clear away the old and make conscious proactive choices towards change, restructuring and recalibrating is inevitable…
A challenging but productive month for personal growth. Best way to use this month is to stay out of judgment and take all experiences as ones that are leading you forward. It is a good month for taking a risk on a choice you have been contemplating… It is also a good time to embark on a new schedule, a new direction, a new project and a new commitment for self-care. These choices and intentions when committed to 100% will lead to the restructuring and recalibration necessary to implement them.
The opportunity here is the possibility of true, deep healing, letting go and permanent change. Old patterns tend to recreate the same old experiences over and over again. As you eliminate an old pattern, be willing to experience something completely different and embrace this new experience fully when it happens.”