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Sunday, May 15, 2005

BIOLOGY OF BELIEF

Last night I turned on the radio halfway through a Coast to Coast AM with Art Bell radio interview with Bruce Lipton. Some interesting stuff, about how our subconscious mind runs our life the vast majority of the time, which isn't always bad but can lead us to self-sabatoge: the conscious mind may be convinced to say "yes" but the rest of the body has been conditioned to act on "no." A concept like "will power" is nothing more but the intellect engaging in an argument with the rest of the body, within whom all the systems, subsystems, and cells have come to an agreement to continue to do as has always been done. He likened it to a not liking a tape playing in a machine, where the solution is to yell at the machine rather than to change the tape. The part I missed out on, which Lipton presumably focuses on in his new book The Biology of Belief was how to change the tape.

In any case, there's a second side to this. Something about Darwinistic evolution that has been hard for me to believe in is the idea of "random selection." Kind of like the "Big Bang" with the numerous million-to-one shots that make life on earth possible, nothing adds up. Order does not spring from disorder spontaneously. But on the other hand, order does not have to always come from an author or other creator. The marketplace, for instance, does not reflect the will of an "author of the marketplace." But order can come about by free agents coming together for mutual cooperation, becoming stronger through voluntary union. Thus, in a "godless" world, the only explanation for order and evolution to come about was for individual cells to have intelligence, consciousness, will, and means to communicate with each other. By this they come together, forming larger life forms. Evolution would come about through perhaps "mutation," which is really willful adaptation. I would perhaps go further and argue that similar intelligence, consciousness, and will would exist at the sub-particle level. As we live in a universe with anywhere from 11 to 37 dimensions, I don't think this is at all implausible. The entire universe reflection voluntary cooperation. Which is what, I suppose, the Trinity is.

Mike Tuggle wrote about this "systems theory" on the human level in Confederates in the Boardroom, which I reviewed last year at LewRockwell. Bruce Lipton's new book appears to take the same concept into further detail at the cellular level in The Biology of Belief. I haven't read it, but you can read the first chapter here.

1 comment:

  1. i guess that i have this blog bookmarked because we seem to talk about the same topics. There is a cool feature at the UF website on dimentions called Power of Ten. My comment last week was that SETI was looking in the wrong place - trying to make contact with life light years away when four levels up or down in magnitude is a whole different same world.
    Oh - order does spring spontaneously from chaos - the catalyst occurs and then the bandwagon starts. look at the increment start of an earthquake - or a slowly cracking pane of glass. At some point momentum takes over an things change from chaos to order in an instant. noe reversing entropy ...

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