Interesting article in NEW SCIENTIST looking at Cliodynamics - mathematical modelling of social events that looks for patterns from which to make predictions of the future.
Reminds me of the section in the film Choice Point that talks about understanding patterns http://www.choicepointmovement.com/Members/Movie
Many believe that conscious awareness originates in the brain alone. Recent scientific research suggests that consciousness actually emerges from the brain and body acting together. A growing body of evidence suggests that the heart plays a particularly significant role in this process.
Far more than a simple pump, as was once believed, the heart is now recognized by scientists as a highly complex system with its own functional “brain.”
Research in the new discipline of neurocardiology shows that the heart is a sensory organ and a sophisticated center for receiving and processing information. The nervous system within the heart (or “heart brain”) enables it to learn, remember, and make functional decisions independent of the brain’s cerebral cortex. Moreover, numerous experiments have demonstrated that the signals the heart continuously sends to the brain influence the function of higher brain centers involved in perception, cognition, and emotional processing.
Interesting article in the Guardian over the weekend:
guardian.co.uk, Saturday 28 January 2012 12.00 GM
Werner Heisenberg, one of the founding fathers of quantum physics, once observed that history could be divided into periods according to what people of the time made of matter. In his book Physics and Philosophy, published in the early 60s, he argued that at the beginning of the 20th century we entered a new period. It was then that quantum physics threw off the materialism that dominated the natural sciences of the 19th century.
Rupert Sheldrake in the Living Matrix movie
Of materialism, he wrote:
“[This] frame was so narrow and rigid that it was difficult to find a place in it for many concepts of our language that had always belonged to its very substance, for instance, the concept of mind, of the human soul or of life. Mind could be introduced into the general picture only as a kind of mirror of the material world.”
Today we live in the 21st century, and it seems that we are still stuck with this narrow and rigid view of the things. As Rupert Sheldrake puts it in his new book, published this week, The Science Delusion: “The belief system that governs conventional scientific thinking is an act of faith, grounded in a 19th-century ideology.”
Very interesting article in New Scientist this week about ESP and Precognition. Predictably the article suggests researcher error but it is interesting that this data backs up some of the fascinating findings on the subject by Heart Math…worth a look
A barrage of experiments seems to show that we can predict the future – but they may tell us more about the scientific method
FEW sounds quicken the pulse like the clatter of the roulette ball as it drops. Fortunes can be won or lost as it settles into its numbered slot. Find a way to predict where it will come to rest, and you would soon become the envy of every other gambler and the worst nightmare of every casino.
Are you being influenced by the future?
The Higgs Boson is a hypothetical massive elementary particle that is predicted to exist by the Standard Model (SM) of particle physics. Its existence is postulated as a means of resolving inconsistencies in the Standard Model. Experiments attempting to find the particle are currently being performed using the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, and were performed at Fermilab’s Tevatron until Tevatron’s closure in late 2011.
On 12 December 2011, the ATLAS collaboration at the LHC found that a Higgs mass in the range from 145 to 206 GeV was excluded at the 95% confidence level.
Theories that do not need the Higgs boson also exist and would be considered if the existence of the Higgs Boson was ruled out. They are described as Higgsless models.
The wave only theory of reality is such a Higgless model - what are the implications?
Great post on ISIS website:
Water carrying only the electromagnetic signature of a DNA sequence can make a replica of the sequence out of simple building blocks, according to Nobel laureate HIV researcher
I have just been watching an amazing TED talk on the Kurzweil website
Daniel Kraft highlights some of the absolutely amazing technology trends in medicine and personal healthcare. How close are we coming to being able to take control of our lives via these amazing technologies rather than relying on someone or something external to ‘heal us’. Are we ready for this responsibility!
U Of T Scientist Leads International Team In Quantum Physics First
Posted on: Friday, 3 June 2011,
Quantum mechanics is famous for saying that a tree falling in a forest when there’s no one there doesn’t make a sound. Quantum mechanics also says that if anyone is listening, it interferes with and changes the tree. And so the famous paradox: how can we know reality if we cannot measure it without distorting it?
As we are snowed in here at the NES Health head office in Poole, I’m taking the opportunity to catch up on some reading – I’ve been wanting to start reading ‘Life Force, The Scientific Basis’ by Claude Swanson for a while now, it got a lot of attention at the ISSSEEM conference this year – look out for my review in Quantum Health
ScienceDaily (Nov. 29, 2010) — A team of scientists and engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has brought the world one step closer to “hearing” gravitational waves — ripples in space and time predicted by Albert Einstein in the early 20th century.