Science

September, Sunshine and Vitamin D

(Please note: this diagram did not reproduce true, the shadow should be slightly longer than the stick and consequently the angle appears greater than 45 degrees.) Here are some interesting facts, using a little basic trigonometry. Today where I live, at 50 degrees 51’20” North Latitude, 1 degree 46’20” West Longitude , I measured the(…)

My Big Theory Of Everything: Thomas Campbell

I have recently read the My Big TOE trilogy (MBT) by Thomas Campbell, a respected physicist and it is FABULOUS! For someone who believes, or would like to believe, that a Universal Consciousness interconnects, creates and continuously evolves all existence, this is a book of such compelling wisdom that reading it requires a block of post-it-notes, several(…)

New Scientist: Keeping the Faith

Reading this week’s New Scientist, I came across two book reviews on The Ravenous Brain by Daniel Bor and  Science Set Free, by Rupert Sheldrake. I have read neither of these books but the reviews are informative. The first book is a contribution to the debate, ‘Is consciousness separate from the physical world, or an(…)

Integral Thinking: Consciousness and the Cosmos

As a very young child I had a fascination with the ‘being’ of all thoughts and things and the apparent endlessness of everything. It was a topic that I spent hours pondering on in silence from around the age of 4. For reasons I can’t explain I have always held a belief in the interconnectedness(…)

Black Holes to the Rescue

This month’s Scientific American (August 2012, pp 22-27) has an interesting article entitled The Benevolence of Black Holes. The article is interesting from a scientific point of view, and is another example of the so-called Goldilocks’ phenomenon. In this case the size of the particular black hole at the heart of our Milky Way Galaxy(…)

Where all the ladders start.

I’m reading this great book entitled ‘My Big TOE (Theory of Everything)’, by Thomas Campbell, and I highly recommend it. It is written by a hard-headed physicist who learned all sorts of weird stuff about Astral Travel and the Non-Physical Matter Reality (NPMR, in contrast to Physical Matter Reality, PMR), with Robert Monroe, the daddy(…)

Attention

That great juggernaut which is Science has demonstrated that we don’t really have free-will, that our so-called ‘decisions’ are made for us by unconscious parts of the brain a measurable time before we become aware of having made the choice. Moreover, we appear to actually rationalize a choice we made automatically, after the fact. The(…)

Spiritual Life in a Scientific Age

I was trying to gather my thoughts about what it is I really want to say, like what’s the crux of it. What it came down to is that there’s a really bad need to get spiritual life back on the track it got kicked off with the rise of Modernity about a hundred years(…)

Would you believe it?

So far, it’s a bit heavy on the anatomy and physiology. It’s probably not necessary to know all of this stuff, but it does put what will follow in a context that is necessary in today’s world of evidence-based medicine. Until fairly recently authority and expertise were often enough to convince people about a treatment(…)