It’s Like Magic But Real

Sep 18, 2017 | | 5 comments

One is based in fact, and one is based in fiction. One requires observable evidence, and the other requires your faith that it is true. One recognizes that we don’t know all that is important to know yet, but it is within our natural ability to grasp and understand. The other states that all that is important to know has already been written for us, anything else is distraction from the ‘truth’, and it is not our place to know or question further. One insists that it is okay to question everything and assume nothing, and the other insists that we must believe in supernatural beings that are experienced only by imagined belief. One is modern science and, unlike the other, it is not concerned with whether its findings are in conflict with religion. Truth is discovered in demonstrable evidence.

Examples of Science (based in well researched verifiable evidence) – #Genetics #Archaeology #GermTheory #Evolution #ClimateChange
Examples of Pseudoscience (religion posing as science, evidence conforms to a book written by humans) – #creationscience #floodgeology #climatedenial #intelligentdesign #flatearth just to name only a few!

Isn’t it about time that we began to teach our children not only what science is, but how science works and why we can be confident in the findings of science – isn’t it about time?

Let’s get the #NationalPopularVote in place before #Trump #TrumpPence 2020!
#Resist #Indivisible #UnitedWeStand #WomensMarch #maga #inhisimage #inhislikeness
#Alllivesmatter in the United States when America begins to fully embrace its history and its constitution, and when #WhitePrivilege ceases to have meaning in U.S. society.
The United States desperately needs #TruthandReconciliation and #SocialJustice starting today!

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  1. I’ve come to the realization that it doesn’t matter what we do in life. That all choices that we make are perfectly fine choices, for all ends the same for everyone. In the grand natural scheme of things, we are all a chance accident. It is only in the fictional social world of humans that what we do matters so much. It is only in the social world of humans that there is suffering, shame, and atrocity, for we create it for ourselves. Prove this not to be fundamentally true, without resorting to a book written by humans or a philosophy imagined by humans, if you can. Do we realize that there would be peace on earth this very moment, if everyone realized this? … Welcome to the new lunar month, everybody!

    Let’s get the #NationalPopularVote in place before #Trump #TrumpPence 2020!
    #Resist #Indivisible #UnitedWeStand #WomensMarch #maga #inhisimage #inhislikeness
    #Alllivesmatter in the United States when America begins to fully embrace its history and its constitution, and when #WhitePrivilege ceases to have meaning in U.S. society.
    The United States desperately needs #TruthandReconciliation and #SocialJustice starting today!

  2. This evening begins the year 5778 on the Jewish calendar of history. Yom Teruah sameach (joyous day of noise-making), everyone! Tizku leshanim rabot. Shanah tovah umetukah! This year, I leave it to Wikipedia to teach about Rosh ha’Shanah, since it’s a well written page:

    “The earliest origins of the Hebrew New Year are connected to the beginning of the economic year in the agricultural societies of the ancient Near East.[1] The New Year was the beginning of the cycle of sowing, growth, and harvest, the latter marked by its own set of major agricultural festivals.[1] The Semites in general set the beginning of the new year in autumn, while other ancient civilizations such as the Persians or Greeks chose spring for that purpose, in both cases the primary reason being agricultural – the time of sowing the seed and of bringing in the harvest.[1] The reckoning of Tishri as the beginning of the Jewish year began with the early Egyptians and was preserved by the Hebrew nation.[10]” – Wikipedia, Rosh Hashanah

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosh_Hashanah

    Did you know that there are four distinct new year celebrations in Jewish culture? The new year of the reign of kings and of pilgrimages in Nisan, the beginning of calendrical lunar months. The new year of domesticate animals in Elul, which defined when the new cycle of taxation (tithing) of animal goods begins. The new year of feasts and nationhood in Tishri, the beginning month of calendrical festivals – also, known as the new year of years. And the new year of trees in Shevat, which defined when the new cycle of taxation of produce begins. Now you know more now!

    #RoshHaShanah #Jewish #SHJ

  3. Well, there we go! Yet another scientific research that bears out that asychronous sleeping patterns are normal. Some of us are just designed to be night-owls by nature, and there is a biological evolutionary reason for this.

    #Sapiens #HunterGatherers #Sleep

    Our sleep patterns are inherited from hunter-gatherers, says study
    http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/scitech/science/627143/our-sleep-patterns-are-inherited-from-hunter-gatherers-says-study/story/
    “We found something quite surprising. (Speaking about Tanzania’s Hadza hunter-gatherer tribe,) Their sleep was incredibly asynchronous, meaning it was very rare that individuals were asleep all at the same time. In 200 hours of our studies, there were only 18 minutes where all the adults were asleep.
    If there’s one clinical jewel that emerges from this research is that it normalizes variation in sleep patterns in humans. We have a propensity in the West to label anything outside that bell curve as a sleep disorder. This short fragmented sleep in elderly individuals and shift to a more lark-like pattern may have been beneficial in an evolutionary context,” Canadian anthropologist David Samson, an assistant professor from the University of Toronto Mississauga, said.

  4. It’s called “clinical” death for a reason folks. Which means that our present level of medical knowledge and technology fails to revive body functions. People aren’t actually dead yet when the heartbeat stops and blood flow ceases in the brain. Hence why we have reports of “near-death” experiences from many lucky enough to be revived by doctors. The sudden super brain activity is a last ditch survival effort to assess what is going on. Hence, the detailed awareness of things done and said by others after being pronounced dead.

    Our individual conconsciousness does not actually fade away into non-existence until the cells of the brain fully suffocate and die. Hence, why consciousness survives for a “brief period” after clinical death. The Torah, the Jewish bible, has it correct folks. Our soul, consciousness, lifeforce, “breath” of life, personality, whatever you want to call it does not survive our death. Only the “breath” of life, that enters all living things for a period of time, only to be taken away, continues on throughout the generations.

    When you die you know you’re dead: Major study shows mind still works after the body shows no sign of life
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/mind-works-after-death-consciousness-sam-parnia-nyu-langone-a8007101.html
    Death is defined as the point at which the heart no longer beats, and blood flow to the brain is cut off.
    Dr Sam Parnia said: “Technically, that’s how you get the time of death – it’s all based on the moment when the heart stops.
    “Once that happens, blood no longer circulates to the brain, which means brain function halts almost instantaneously.
    “You lose all your brain stem reflexes – your gag reflex, your pupil reflex, all that is gone.”
    However, there’s evidence to suggest that there’s a burst of brain energy as someone dies.
    In 2013 researchers at the University of Michigan looked at the electrical signals inside the brains of nine anaesthetised rats having an induced heart attack.
    They saw activity patterns which are linked to a “hyper-alerted state” in the brief period after clinical death.

    #NDE #NearDeathExperience #ClinicalDeath #afterlife #Torah
    #alllivesmatter only when actual American history is taught and #truthandreconciliation has been established in the United States of America. It’s the only way to #maga, as if it wasn’t already greater than it’s ever been!
    Let’s get the #NationalPopularVote in place before #Trump #TrumpPence 2020!
    When all humans are found be #inhisimage #inhislikeness and deserving of equal rights and treatment under the law, only then will the United States be a nation worthy of emulation by the rest of the world.

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