Science


When I’m’ feeling down, something usually happens to make me feel a little better. Today was one of those days. About 15 years ago, I had one of my many brainstorms and came-up with an Idea.

Using silk in neurobiology could be a solution to the bulky copper electrode problem hampering development of truly portable brain electrical monitoring. This was one of the major drawbacks of automating assistance to people whose bodies no longer worked due to neurological damage (brain-computer interfaces, brain-wheelchair interfaces, etc). Yes, my brainstorms are a little unusual. (more…)

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Tonight, CBS news reported on the growing obesity problem in the US. Projected figures showed my home state as surpassing 50% by 2018. Of course, the usual questions were hauled-up again, without any new answers. Yes, processed foods and high fructose corn syrup are probably killing us. Exercise more? Eat less? We’ve been doing both and we’re still expanding. It’s possible that the American way of life, The Suburban Ideal, may be the ultimate cause. And, the cause could be as simple as our municipal zoning laws.

DISEASE

So many questions about America’s problems can be answered by getting out of America. When you leave, you get to see people who have universal healthcare which causes about as much social unrest as a shoe-store closing. You find people with basic understanding that educational systems are products of the funding and standards you put into them (And that science and engineering instruction is a source prosperity.. not a source of fear and disgust). And interestingly, you’ll find cultures that are now wrapped in the widespread use of soft-drinks and fast foods by their children and are now facing diabetes in their families for the first time. Oddly, they’re not ‘fat’ and that distinction is supremely important. (more…)

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Non-healing wounds are a severe problem for people with compromised immune or circulatory systems from (common in diabetes, cancer treatment, etc). Treatments to accelerate wound closure after injury in problem patients are rare and usually require special outpatient care- even for seemingly innocuous cuts and scrapes.

I want to throw this out there just for people who are in the know. Has anyone tried, or even heard-of, a poultice of the following products for wound-treatment?

1. Xylitol (100%only)

2. Lactoferrin powder (not Colostrum)

3. Hamamelitannin (i.e. Thayers Organic Unscented Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera Formula)


Have family members that might be helped by this, but don’t feel like making them guinea pigs. Comments encouraged.

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My tranquil lakeshore community is inundated each year by a pervasive invader. They loom above the treetops in the late evening, swarms swaying in the breeze like black flags of doom. During the day, they carpet buildings, shrubs and cars until disturbed by the slightest movement. Then, this mass of agitated, blind, and deaf piles of flying intestines swarm around any unfortunate soul who comes to close. One or two are inevitably inhaled every year, causing much spitting, hacking, and general unpleasant behavior until the shock subsides. (more…)

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I have to admit, I’ve grown tired of the biocentrist argument. I thought it would be a fad would quickly die -out. It hasn’t. In anthropic reasoning: Humans exist, therefore we are able to study our universe. That doesn’t mean the logic works backwards: ‘Humans study the universe, therefore it exists’. However, this is precisely the position of biocentrism. I believe this belittles the science of physics. We may find that this rhetoric of biocentrism will end up a stumbling block for physicists and future students. And, it certainly makes an already conundrum-filled field even more inaccessible to the general public. (more…)

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Heads-up to the last parapsychologist researchers out there (and I’m not talking to those stupid ghost hunters). The science of biology has just merged with quantum mechanical theory. The field of Quantum Biology has been born. Don’t believe me? Check-out the February issue of “Discover ” magazine. As of now, the focus is on the quantum effects found in electrical transfer efficiency during photosynthesis of green plants. Plants have nothing to do with people, you say? How’s this…. The article also describes quantum effects seen in, of all things, human sense of smell. Yes, I’m talking about olfactory nerves. That close enough? Oh yes, they even describe a theory of quantum-enabled consciousness that explains the effects of certain anesthetics. Actual experimental results and a specific (testable) theory! The ball is already rolling.

I believe this is the bridge in technology that Parapsychology has been waiting for. Ultimately, the possibility of describing how the brain might process the effects of quantum entanglements could lead the way to a new era in psychic research. Put-away your Zener cards and saddle-up, researchers. It’s time to roll!

Bigger update on project: “Death, Religion, & Edge the of Science “

Here’s a look:

“…Parapsychology has reached an impasse. We must come to terms with the fact that psychic phenomena are not just psychical, they’re physical. They exist in this universe, and leave observable evidence. We, as living organisms, create these events. That means, there is an anatomical relationship to what is happening here. We need to move past the needs of skeptics to have parapsychology continuously devote resources towards studies proving it’s existence, and now devote resources towards anatomical and energetic explorations. (more…)

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