May, 2008

Who to believe

With so many information sources today, sometimes its hard to figure out who to believe.

Have people actually landed on the moon? Have you really seen a rocket head out into space? What about earth being flat, have you been up in a plane way up high to see the curvature of the earth?

Our primer for thought is simple.
Believe yourself first. You are the questioning mind. Doubts are the pathway to discovery. Answer each doubt with logic, and the truth will unveil itself.

The quest to verify a claim.
Ask around or reference many different sources who researched the same conclusion. Are they from different beliefs or school of thought? Was a reproducible method of discovery used as a path to uncover the truth? If you had a billion dollars will you be able to recreate and verify this truth?

If life affords you, talk to the people who made the discovery or verified it. If you can do the verification for yourself, do it.

Many times there is overwhelming evidence that something is true. There are thousands of people who can attest it to be true, and thousands more who can repeat the verification with the same conclusion.

Key driver, is that you employ logic, and use no “beliefs” as foundations to discover the truth.

Ready to test yourself?
Here is an assignment: Are ghosts real? (ps. I am still researching, although I have yet to personally experience them. Conclusions will be published one day. Where things stand today: They are tricks of the mind to stimuli. I am looking for a verifiable ghost that everyone can experience and study.)


Terrorists amongst us…

Terrorists are those who believe in something so strongly that they are deluded to doing “whatever it takes” to realize their beliefs, while breaking the values that make a society fair and accommodating of the different beliefs.

Beyond war zones, terrorists can be found at the work place, or even in some homes.

Our choice is simple. We must spend time educating the terrorists, moving away from the terrorists or fighting the terrorists. Letting them have their way will only make us weaker and miserable.


Rare Chinese frog uses ultrasonic communication

Our audible range does not pick up this frequency. There is a whole world of communication that is beyond our known physical senses. These Chinese frogs, along with bats, dolphins and whales communicate via ultrasonic communication. Until we could actually detect ultrasonic sound we had no idea how they communicated. I am sure there were many supernatural theories.


LONDON (Reuters) – Bats, whales and dolphins use it to communicate. Baby rodents call their mothers with it and now a rare Chinese frog has shown it can hear and respond to ultrasounds, scientists said on Wednesday.


The frog, Amolops tormotus, is the first non-mammalian species known to use the ultra-high frequencies that humans cannot hear.

It comes in handy to be heard above the pounding waterfalls and streams in the mountainous region of east-central China where Amolops tormotus, which is known as the concave-eared torrent frog, lives.

“Nature has a way of evolving mechanisms to facilitate communication in very adverse situations,” said Professor Albert Feng of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

“One way is to shift the frequencies beyond the spectrum of the background noise. Mammals such as bats, whales and dolphins do this, and use ultrasound for their sonar system and communication.”

But until now it was not known that some frogs were able to use ultrasound.

Kraig Adler, a biologist at Cornell University in New York, first noticed the frog with no external eardrums while surveying amphibians in China. He told Feng, an auditory neuroscientist who studies frogs and bats, about his find.

Feng and his colleagues conducted tests on the frogs to determine whether they could hear and respond to ultrasounds.

“Now we are getting a better understanding of why their ear drums are recessed,” said Feng, who reported his findings in the journal Nature.

“Thin eardrums are needed for detection of ultrasound. Recessed ears shorten the path between eardrums and the ear, enabling the transmission to the ears,” he added in a statement.

Ultrasounds are high-pitched sounds of more than 20 kilohertz (kHz) frequency — much higher than the frequency most birds, reptiles and amphibians can hear.


Finding one’s truth

Some people create their own truths.. and live in a delusion
Some people adopt other people’s truth.. and are afraid to question it..

What matters is the actual truth… and it is only available to the brave few who challenge and question and arrive at the empirical truth.


Mankind is driven by fear, habit, rewards and conformity.

Interesting quote i found recently. How true. Perhaps there is a reason why we evolved to be such.
Fear enables us to avoid danger.
Habit enables us to act knowing the favorable outcome.
Rewards enrich our lives.
Conformity enables us to belong into a society, ensuring our survival.


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