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A Most Astounding Scientific Fact

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“When I look up at the night sky, and I know that, yes, we are part of this Universe, we are in this Universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts is that the Universe is in us. When I reflect on that fact, I look up — many people feel small, ’cause they’re small and the Universe is big, but I feel big, because my atoms came from those stars.” — Neil deGrasse Tyson, American astrophysicist, director of the Hayden Planetarium, and popularizer of science.

 
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Posted by on November 27, 2016 in Articles

 

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The Choice is Ours

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This film series explores many aspects of our society. To rethink what is possible in our world, we need to consider what kind of world we want to live in. Although we refer to it as civilization, it is anything but civilized. Visions of global unity & fellowship have long inspired humanity, yet the social arrangements up to the present have largely failed to produce a peaceful and productive world. While we appear to be technically advanced, our values and behaviors are not. The possibility of an optimistic future is in stark contrast to our current social, economic, and environmental dilemmas. The Choice Is Ours includes interviews with notable scientists, media professionals, authors, and other thinkers exploring the difficulties we face.

 
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Posted by on February 13, 2016 in Video

 

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Let There Be Light

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Belief in God does not signify ignorance of Science but coincides with its complexity.

 
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Posted by on September 4, 2015 in Articles

 

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Everything We Call Real Is Not Real

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“If quantum mechanics hasn’t profoundly shocked you, you haven’t understood it yet. Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real.”
– Niels Bohr, Danish Physicist

“All perceptible matter comes from a primary substance, or tenuity beyond conception, filling all space, the akasha or luminiferous ether, which is acted upon by the life giving Prana or creative force, calling into existence, in never-ending cycles all things and phenomena.”
– Nikola Tesla, Man’s Greatest Achievement, 1907

“Despite the unrivalled empirical success of quantum theory, the very suggestion that it may be literally true as a description of nature is still greeted with cynicism, incomprehension and even anger.”
– T. Folger, “Quantum Shmantum”; Discover 22:37-43, 2001

“Get over it, and accept the inarguable conclusion. The universe is immaterial — mental and spiritual.”
– R.C. Henry, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University

We are all children of the same universe.

 
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Posted by on July 20, 2015 in Articles

 

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Resonant Frequency

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Happy 159th Birthday, Nikola Tesla!

 
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Posted by on July 10, 2015 in Articles

 

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The Capitalists’ Great Sin

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Posted by on July 5, 2015 in Articles

 

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Science and Spirituality: Jeff Lieberman

Jeff Lieberman, an MIT-trained artist, scientist and engineer, makes a scientific argument for mystical experience. He asks us to challenge our perception of what we are, our relationship to the universe, and our relationship to one another. Our minds are “thought-generating machines.” What we would happen if we could turn off the machine? If we could transcend our individual experience of the world?

This talk was transcribed by Brad Miele. Transcript here.

 
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Posted by on June 18, 2015 in Video

 

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This One Human Being Lives On and On

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“When we speak of man, we have a conception of humanity as a whole, and before applying scientific methods to the investigation of his movement we must accept this as a physical fact. But can anyone doubt today that all the millions of individuals and all the innumerable types and characters constitute an entity, a unit? Though free to think and act, we are held together, like the stars in the firmament, with ties inseparable. These ties cannot be seen, but we can feel them. I cut myself in the finger, and it pains me: this finger is a part of me. I see a friend hurt, and it hurts me, too: my friend and I are one. And now I see stricken down an enemy, a lump of matter which, of all the lumps of matter in the universe, I care least for, and it still grieves me. Does this not prove that each of us is only part of a whole?

For ages, this idea has been proclaimed in the consummately wise teachings of religion, probably not alone as a means of ensuring peace and harmony among men, but as a deeply founded truth. The Buddhist expresses it in one way, the Christian in another, but both say the same: We are all one. Metaphysical proofs are, however, not the only ones which we are able to bring forth in support of this idea. Science, too, recognizes this connectedness of separate individuals, though not quite in the same sense as it admits that the suns, planets, and moons of a constellation are one body, and there can be no doubt that it will be experimentally confirmed in times to come, when our means and methods for investigating psychical and other states and phenomena shall have been brought to great perfection. Still more: this one human being lives on and on. The individual is ephemeral, races and nations come and pass away, but man remains. Therein lies the profound difference between the individual and the whole.”

― Nikola Tesla

The First Law of Thermodynamics is, “Energy can neither be created nor destroyed, but can change form.” This is also known as the Law of the Conservation of Energy.

For example, an electron and a positron each have rest mass. They can perish together, converting their combined rest energy into photons having electromagnetic radiant energy, but no rest mass. If this occurs within an isolated system that does not release the photons or their energy into the external surroundings, then neither the total mass nor the total energy of the system will change. The produced electromagnetic radiant energy contributes just as much to the inertia (and to any weight) of the system as did the rest mass of the electron and positron before their demise. Conversely, non-material forms of energy can perish into matter, which has rest mass.

Thus, conservation of energy (total, including material or rest energy), and conservation of mass (total, not just rest), each still holds as an (equivalent) law.

This is the truth of who and what you are. You can never die. You go on forever, just as everything else does, but in a different form.

You, yourself, are stardust. Yes! We are stardust, we are golden!

 

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“Everyone should consider his body as a priceless gift from one whom he loves above all, a marvelous work of art, of indescribable beauty, and mystery beyond human conception,
and so delicate that a word, a breath, a look, nay, a thought may injure it.”

― Nikola Tesla

We are all children of the same universe.

 
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Posted by on May 14, 2015 in Articles

 

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Do Trees Communicate?

Mother Trees: We are not the only species connected to the “Inner-Net”.

 
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Posted by on May 10, 2015 in Articles

 

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Killing God

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“And always in these Appalachian highlands there are reminders of those ancient seas that more than once lay over all this land . . . these whitened limestone rocks on which I am sitting . . . were formed under that Paleozoic ocean, of the myriad tiny skeletons of creatures that drifted in its waters. Now I lie back with half-closed eyes and try to realize that I am at the bottom of another ocean—an ocean of air on which the hawks are sailing.” — Rachel Carson, The Fracking of Rachel Carson, Orion Magazine

Rachel Carson’s Silence by Linda Lear, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson – RachelCarson.org

 
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Posted by on April 30, 2015 in Articles

 

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Behold Your Own Godliness

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Posted by on April 18, 2015 in Articles

 

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