My search for Truth – beginnings

When did my search for Truth begin? Truth: my search began in every moment that I forgot I already had it. Forgetting must be a choice. And in that choosing to forget, I was setting myself up for a life of not-truth-fully searching, despite my intention to do so, and belief that I was. And I was searching for…..? A truth that would stay true. One time when my search for Truth consolidated in my mind was when I’d said: “I dedicate myself to Truth.” The year was 1997 and I was 42 years old, standing on a box in Read the Rest…

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True truth in science? The alchemy of joining dots

THE ALCHEMY OF JOINING DOTS Remember the puzzles we had as kids where we join up the numbered dots in the right sequence and a cute animal emerges? What if modern science is like that – a random-looking field of dots (scientific evidence all over the place) and we’ve joined the dots in a particular order? It gives us a sensible pattern and we say: “Yeah, that must be it!” But what if there is another way to join the dots? Or many ways to join the dots? You see, scientific ‘dots’ don’t come with numbers attached to tell you Read the Rest…

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‘Justing’: dismissing our truth

‘Justing’: How we dismiss the truth we feel within us Once upon a time my partner and I came up with a word and concept: ‘justing’. It started with how we related to something time-sensitive. For example, we’d be getting ready to go out. Person A was ready and Person B was not. So Person A would say: “I’ll just put away the dishes while I wait for them.” Then Person B would finally be ready, only to find that now Person A was engaged in just putting the dishes away! So person B then goes: “Oh well, I’ll just Read the Rest…

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The Big Denial Party part 1: comfort and indulgence to the brink of disaster

The Big Denial Party part 1 The world is in a mess and getting worse very fast, and how are most people responding? Just as we did in past eras when empires fell – by going into denial, seeking comfort to fill the emptiness that comes from the fear, burying the truth with indulgence in sex ‘n’ drugs ‘n’ rock’n’roll along with work, depression, inequality, sweets, falling in love, money, poverty, perversions, physical training, image, success, power, career, recognition, politics, sport, TV, mobile devices, entertainment, victimization, parties, religion, causes, issues, fashion, intellect, fads, games, music, art, parenting, all the isms Read the Rest…

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Blinded By The Double Blind

The double blind experiment has come about because of the awareness of the subtle levels of influence of consciousness on the outcomes of scientific experiments. In this sense, it’s a valid response. Unfortunately it has become so rigid and so focused on the assumption of objectivity in science that it’s (a) missing its own point, and (b) being used as a weapon against natural phenomena that are difficult to measure and are subject to very subtle influences that the need for the double blind itself acknowledges! You can’t please all the people…. The vicious circle has become that researchers in Read the Rest…

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Critiquing the critique of ‘pseudoscience’

I refer to the 31 January 2014 article: “Where is the proof in pseudoscience?” by Peter Ellerton from University of Queensland, published on The Conversation. The difficulty of proof in science Taking issue with even the title, it is well known that it is very difficult to actually prove or disprove anything in science, except in a temporary way for current expediency. This is not going to be an exhaustive critique, as I could write a volume on the subject. However I’ll make some points that stood out to me upon first reading the article. The value of knowledge The Read the Rest…

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Truth, cults and media

Truth and cults in the media today Culture and cult Growing up in the sixties and becoming a young adult in the seventies, I watched as we were bombarded by the media with the Vietnam war and with those ‘disruptive, radical university students’ who demonstrated against it; with the music of the Beatles and the conflict between what they represented and the mindset of my parent’s generation; with Baghwan’s ‘orange people’ cult and how evil they were; and with Charles Manson’s even more evil cult of seduction, brainwashing and murder. My inner dictionary was put under pressure to be re-written. Read the Rest…

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Truth the Elusive

The Meaning of the word “Truth” Obvious question: what does the word “truth” actually mean? Hi ho, hi ho, it’s off to the dictionary truth we go…. In this case however, the dictionary led me on a remarkable journey…. When pursuing truth in word, I find it useful to abandon the modern meanings, which just tangle me up in so much of the convenient ambiguity of words today… and instead go to the Origins section. Here we find Old and Middle English, German, French, Dutch, Norse and Latin, and sometimes a treat: the Proto-Indo-European language that precedes them all. I’ll Read the Rest…

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Truth – create your own!

Truth and Pretending Child games Kids are great at truth. However, remember when you’re a little kid how you get together with other kids and set up a game to terrify yourselves with? My younger brother and I did it with a toy my grandfather gave me when I was about 4 years old. He had called it “The Bunglewazzer”. It was a weird-looking, wind-up, metal bird with red and yellow-striped legs, that made grinding noises as it walked. We would position it near the door of my bedroom pointed our way, wind it up, and then go jump on Read the Rest…

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