Imagine being alive when Albert Einstein was developing his theories of relativity. Or witnessing the birth of psychology, as Sigmund Freud and psychoanalysis took over the scientific mainstream. The early 1900s was indeed an amazing time for Western science. But there was another figure on the intellectual scene when these great minds were at work.
Young philosopher Karl Popper, born in Austria and built his career in Britain, was giving serious consideration to the new ways that these and other scientists of the time were thinking about the world. And after looking at different methods that people like Einstein and Freud were using, Popper came to understand that not all scientific achievement was created equal. He ended up making an important distinction, between science what he called ‘pseudo-science’. And in the process of doing this, he taught us volumes about the nature of knowledge itself, and how we can best test it, challenge it and to bring us closer to the truth.
As a young scholar, he learned about the psychoanalytic theories of Freud, attended lectures given by Einstein himself about the rules of the universe and he noticed that these great thinkers used different methods. Popper observed that Freud was able to make just about any data point work in service of his theory. For example, he could explain a person’s intimacy issues both in terms of not being hugged enough as a child, or in terms of having been hugged too much. Evidence to support Freud’s theories seemed to be everywhere!
Popper saw that Einstein was making a different type of prediction. Instead of looking backward, and using past data to “predict” the present, he was looking ahead, and predicting future states of affairs. Einstein’s theory was truly risky, Popper realized, if the future didn’t match his predictions, then his theory would be conclusively disproven. If the results of the solar eclipse in 1919 had been different, general relativity would have been finished. Freud, on the other hand, could always read the past differently, so as to maintain some kind of confirmation of his theory. Suddenly, Popper understood the difference between the science that Einstein was doing, and what Freud was doing, which Popper rather snootily referred to as pseudo-science. Now, whether psychology today is considered a hard science or a social science might be debatable. But you won’t find many mainstream thinkers who consider it pseudoscience. Still, nearly a hundred years ago, when Popper was reaching these conclusions, none had really characterized what “science” truly meant and what the implications were for the pursuit of knowledge.
If you’re a scientist, you’re gonna have to be willing to let your beliefs go. Accept the evidence. Move on. And this is the modern scientific thinking that we accept today: Testable, refutable, and falsifiable. You don’t seek to prove scientific hypotheses right, you only prove them wrong. Sigmund Freud and Albert Einstein, Karl Popper observed these developments firsthand and came to draw a distinction between what he referred to as science and pseudoscience, which might best be summarized as science disconfirms, while pseudoscience confirms. While the way we describe these disciplines has changed in the intervening years, Popper’s ideas speak to the heart of how we arrive at knowledge. Obvious? That shows how right Popper was – he was a philosopher and actually managed to hit on an idea so right that we don’t even really argue about it anymore. For Popper, knowledge was about probability and contingency.
And so we may conclude that pseudo-science does not speak of someone’s hypothesis, theories or methods not adhering to accepted scientific standards. These idea’s do contain scientific research whereby scientists and citizen-scientists have used an open-minded curiosity what has taken their thoughts beyond the borders of the safe outlines of any schoolbook. I feel it would be a lost for possible new ways in modern science when these theories, which do tickle the mind in many ways, have only one direction…the bottom drawer of a forgotten desk standing in a dusty attic after rejection and gaining this infamous mark ‘pseudo-science’.
Many, many people in the world have watched the images via their television or via You Tube with a feeling of shock. A church providing 13 million visitors each year that much beauty and history is gone with in a few hours. So sad ;(
As I heard the words; “The Notre Dame is on fire!” I could not believe it. I truly thought it was a joke but it did not take me long to jump into reality… the Notre Dame was indeed being destroyed by a tremendous fire. Centauries of history started to disappear in a thick black smoke while the fire. What can I say, it is indeed a devastating tragedy for many.
The latest news tells us that there where no human casualties. Thank god for that.
This is a great on-line, and yes, real paper magazine, that explores the unexplainable; with real science from known experts to citizen scientist.
Some of the amazing contributors to this magazine: http://nexttruth.com/?page_id=24181
– Nick Pope, freelance British journalist, History Channel commentator and formerly of the British Government’s Ministry of Defense
– World-renowned archaeologist Dr. Hawass, former Egyptian Minister of Antiquities, Director of Excavations at Giza, Saqqara, Bahariya Oasis, and the Valley of the Kings.
– Physics Professor and Ph.D, Dr. William John Murray – CERN
– Professor of Physics, Brian Keating , Astrophysics & Space Sciences, University of California, San Diego
– Assist. Professor of Mathematics, Jay Hall -Howard College, Texas
– Dr. Srini Pillay, a world leading neuroscientist and assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School. A must read!
You can stream the audio version of my article, “The Intuitive Healer” chapter 4, taken from “Finding the Alchemist within” live on your music service at: https://artist.landr.com/music/628810101696
This is the first of many to come this year… as we complete the audio-book version of our first paperback!
As e.g. a Master/Teacher of Usui Shiki Ryoho Traditional and Angelic Reiki, Tony Damian has experience in Ancient Tribal and Indigenous healing practices since 1985. His career history spans many different fields until that came to abrupt end in 1982 with a freak, near fatal accident what forced Tony to became his own health-care provider.
The Next Truth magazine is always looking for the most interesting stories, articles and interviews…
With pride we announce that she may present to you no less then two chapters from Tony Damian‘s latest book “Finding the Alchemist within” in the issues February and March 2019.
Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras (inset left) wants longer to repay part of his country’s £185bn bailout, demanding a debt-wiping conference similar to that held for post-war Germany in 1953 – and his supporters have made their antipathy towards the German Chancellor clear on the streets of Athens (centre). But Angela Merkel (inset right) has ruled out cancelling any of the stricken country’s repayments in the first of what are set to be a string of standoffs between the pair.
according to the writings of Nostradamus; (With the Leopard he meant Greece….the Boar as a coat of arms well that is a long list but let’s say EUROPE perhaps?
With the Eagle there are two possibilities; the USA and Germany. The sun aka ‘the Lion’ hmmm I vote for England )
Brainwave bands, Knight Rider-style cars and helmets inspired by Iron Man unveiled
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) takes place in Las Vegas this week
Intel used the event to release details about tiny wearable computers
Audi teased a smartwatch that summons a car like Kitt in Knight Rider
Startups unveiled an Iron Man-style augmented reality helmet, and a X Men-inspired headband that can read your brainwaves
While robotic spiders and cargo drones have also been on display
Gadgets inspired by the works of science fiction appear to have influenced many of the latest devices being showcased on day three of this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas.
Major firms such as Intel used the event to release details about tiny wearable computers, while Audi teased a smartwatch that can summon a self-driving car, reminiscent of Kitt in Knight Rider.
Elsewhere, start-ups unveiled an Iron Man-style augmented reality helmet, and an X-Men-inspired headband that can read your brainwaves.
The Muse sensing headband (pictured) dubbed a ‘brain fitness tool’ that measures brain signals much like a heart rate monitor senses a heartbeat. A total of seven sensors – two on the forehead, two behind the ears plus three reference sensors – detect and measure the activity of the wearer’s brain
The Muse band uses technology similar to that used by Electroencephalography (EEG) machines and takes inspiration from the Cerebro machine in X-Men (fitted to Professor Xavier played by Patrick Stewart pictured)
CES takes place in Las Vegas each year and thousands of manufacturers show off their gadgets and cutting-edge technology.
The show runs until Friday, but many of the major announcements have already taken place.
In her new book on the legitimacy of the Windsor family to the UK Crown [Saints or Sons of Perdition: UKs George V & Edward VIII], US citizen Emily Elizabeth Windsor-Cragg, the reported daughter of UK King Edward VIII (1994-1972), has documented her case that World War II was a False Flag operation constructed around three half brothers. One half-brother, King Edward VIII, was the sitting UK monarch in 1936. The second half-brother was Adolph Hitler, then German Chancellor, and illegitimate son of King George V, born out of an occult Order of the Bath ritual.
Royal Family Freemason faction stages coup against King Edward VIII
The third half-brother was King George VI, a member of the Freemason faction of the Windsor family. The Royal Freemason faction staged a long-term coup against King Edward VIII, the rightful heir because Edward was God-adhering, opposed to Freemasonry, and was a social progressive who supported the labor unions. This was anathema to the Freemason faction of the Royal family.
As their principal honey trap in this long-term coup, the Royal Family Freemason faction uses Wallace Simpson, an MI5 double agent. Wallace Simpson has served as the confidential intermediary between father King George V and son Adolph Hitler when Hitler frequented England as a youth.
Ms. Windsor-Cragg documents her inside the “Windsor” family story with 15 years of photographic research and 17 years experience as a photo analyst (including 5 years at Xerox). She refutes one long-standing theory that Hitler was the illegitimate son of a Rothschild.
The OpenWorm team from California is making a ‘digital’ worm (top right). Their project is recreating the neurons and cells in C. elegans (bottom right), the simplest organism we know of, but has similarities to humans. By making a digital worm the team hope to create artificial life. They have implanted the digital ‘mind’ of the worm into a Lego machine (left). In a video it acts and behaves just like the worm would in the real world. Next year the team will allow people to download their own digital worm.
Before you read further read this small phrase from my booklet ‘Our mind in a controlled quantum Euclidean space?’ (page 16 and 17)
Scientists know that an infant’s ear is able to perceive frequencies ranging from 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz; the average adult human can hear sounds between 20 Hz and 16,000 Hz
Thus sending controlled frequencies through the air has an effect on brain what means that it can also do severe damage to a person’s well-being by messing up the natural energies.
Researchers say they have created a special kind of paint which can block out wireless signals.
It means security-conscious wireless users could block their neighbours from being able to access their home network – without having to set up encryption.
The paint contains an aluminium-iron oxide which resonates at the same frequency as wi-fi – or other radio waves – meaning the airborne data is absorbed and blocked.
By coating an entire room, signals can’t get in and, crucially, can’t get out.
Developed at the University of Tokyo, the paint could cost as little as £10 per kilogram, researchers say.
The makers say that for businesses it’s a quick and cheap way of preventing access to sensitive data from unauthorised users. Presently, most companies have to invest in complicated encryption software to deter hackers.
Speaking on the BBC World Service’s Digital Planet programme, Shin-ichi Ohkoshi, who is leading the project, explained how the paint could have many uses beyond security.
“In a medical setting, you could transmit large volumes of data from a medical device, such as an endoscope, to a computer.
Mr Ohkoshi’s ; “I’m working on a material that can absorb a larger range of frequencies. We are capable of making a paint that can absorb over 200 gigahertz.”
He hopes that soon the technology could be woven into clothing.