Category Archives: Materialism

Rebuilding the Brain

A while back I wrote about stress and the brain and how it related to schoolchildren pressured to perform on exams, after I read Alzheimer’s and dementia were strongly linked to stress. Teachers, generally academics, often say such pressure didn’t … Continue reading

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The Rise and Fall of Civilisations: the Moral Genome

“The laws of Heaven operate in such a way that the mortal himself rewards, punishes, absolves or convicts himself.” .. Gopi Krishna Whatever Einstein charged for revealing the Theory of Relativity was probably on a par with Copernicus’ fee for … Continue reading

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Mandatory Tests for Fatal Diseases in Politicians

I think it’s high time we grew up and demanded proper MRI scans to test leaders for signs of sociopathic tendencies BEFORE they get into power, and start wrecking the planet. Their massacres and wars and torture operations would speak … Continue reading

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Science and Religion: The Story So Far

I started http://www.scienceandreligion.com in the mid-nineties when nobody was interested in such an esoteric URL.  Regardless of belief in divinity, new research shows the biological benefit of spiritual practices, and has overturned long-held beliefs about genetics, the brain, and even … Continue reading

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Biological Strength of Spirit?

I read today that what can only be described as a group of geniuses in Illinois has been quietly making amazing discoveries about the molecular processes involved in DNA, including the fascinating field of epigenetics. The DNA contains four different … Continue reading

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Judging the Fabric of Society: the Buddhist Amygdala

“The amygdala pervades the organisation of thought and behaviour at all levels.” Ralph Adolphs, expert on emotion, memory and social cognition, California Institute of Technology “By attuning the brain to all manner of threats and pleasures.. the amygdala helps to … Continue reading

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Thanks for Another Day!

This morning I saw a hearse making its sombre way along to the local church.  The sun is shining today and I felt so grateful that my time wasn’t up yet.  Although after today’s post, it might not be long! … Continue reading

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