Zombie cells… Castles in the sand…

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Zombie cells are the ones that can’t die but are equally unable to perform the functions of a normal cell. These zombie, or senescent, cells are implicated in a number of age-related diseases. Researchers have now expanded that list. (1)

Zombie cells.

Not like the other cells.

Because the other cells sustain life.

But we don’t know what life is.

But we know there are zombie cells.

Because they don’t sustain life.

But we don’t know what life is.

Everything we know is castles on the sand.

We must be kids again in order to remember.

That the funniest thing about castles was them being swept away by the water…

Materialistic dogmatism in modern science. Just another example of the many…

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[…] the rise of modern neuroscience has seen a more pragmatic approach gain ground: an approach that is guided by philosophy but doesn’t rely on philosophical research to provide the answers. Its key is to recognise that explaining why consciousness exists at all is not necessary in order to make progress in revealing its material basis – to start building explanatory bridges from the subjective and phenomenal to the objective and measurable.

In my work at the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science at the University of Sussex in Brighton, I collaborate with cognitive scientists, neuroscientists, psychiatrists, brain imagers, virtual reality wizards and mathematicians – and philosophers too – trying to do just this. And together with other laboratories, we are gaining exciting new insights into consciousness – insights that are making real differences in medicine, and that in turn raise new intellectual and ethical challenges. In my own research, a new picture is taking shape in which conscious experience is seen as deeply grounded in how brains and bodies work together to maintain physiological integrity – to stay alive. In this story, we are conscious ‘beast-machines’, and I hope to show you why. […] (1)

This is how an article written by a scientists reads in the beginning!

Impossible. And yet true.

Modern dogmatism is just crude. The “material basis” is just something scientists now state at the BEGINNING of their papers/ articles, as if it is something self-evident. They use the very same thing they should be looking to analyze as BASIS for their conclusions!

This is how it always is minutes before collapse.

Arrogance brakes in…

Cornered in the dead-end of consciousness research, humans will someday have to face their worst and most fearsome enemy: Themselves…

And at the end, where Consciousness is waiting free from the bondage of the material body, the truth awaits smiling.

A faint smile…

Cannot be detected with an MRI…

Materialism. The poison of our age.

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Scientists “discovering” the source of things in… things…

Depression’s physical source seems to be discovered, or at least this is what some scientists claim. Thanks to new research the understanding of the physical root of depression has been advanced since researchers have identified the lateral orbitofrontal cortex as the area of the brain affected by depression. The human medial (reward-related, OFC13) and lateral (non-reward-related, OFC47/12) orbitofrontal cortex networks show different functional connectivity in patients with depression. This discovery could open up possible new treatments, say the researchers. (1)

Scientists find new genetic roots of schizophrenia: Using a recently developed technology for analyzing DNA, scientists have found dozens of genes and two major biological pathways that are likely involved in the development of the disorder but had not been uncovered in previous genetic studies of schizophrenia. (2)

Materialism. The dogma which has poisoned our age.

We have always been afraid to grow up.

We have always been afraid to have free will.

We always wanted to be machines.

We always wanted to be nothing.

Be careful what you wish.

It usually comes true…

And through this example of exertion of free will, humans managed to actually become machines, thus proving that matter is not only illusive but can be actually manipulated by the mind and the mind alone.

Take a look at that rock.

It is not a rock…

Milk. Cows. Soul. Body. Worms.

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Daily infusions with a chemical commonly associated with feelings of happiness were shown to increase calcium levels in the blood of Holstein cows and the milk of Jersey cows that had just given birth. The results could lead to a better understanding of how to improve the health of dairy cows, and keep the milk flowing, say scientists. (1)

We believe we are governed by matter. Because infusing a chemical substance changes the result of another reaction in our body. (or the body of a cow anyway) But this proves nothing except the obvious: that anything can affect anything given the right conditions.

But what if something else controls the body?

This question is not at all answered by the abovementioned observations.

We used to believe we governed matter.

We used to be God.

Now we are not even worms…

* Even worms know that THEY decide on what their body does…

Dogmatic Articles List: Dogmatism in science, modern thought and media Exposed! [D.A.L.]

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The battle against dogmatism

Harmonia Philosophica has for a long time now fought the battle against dogmatism. And as we all know, dogmatism is now bred inside the realms of science, which serves as the new religion of our ages. To that end, I have managed to comment on every important science or technological or societal advancement, trying to pinpoint the philosophical dogmatism hidden behind the nice headlines, so that everyone can see what is in front of their eyes.