Saturday, October 08, 2005

science fiction and science reality

While I've gotten caught up in sci fi there is some real science going on that can seriously impact our lives, and may well be another tool of slavemasters to herd us into further control. It can also explain some strange immoral behaviors we see amongst our fellow so called humans. So what I really wanted to talk about before I did the Da Vinci redux yesterday is something I mentioned in response to a comment on these pages; It is the idea that science reality is stranger and scarier than any science fiction. I started thinking about this in earnest after reading Mind Parasites but if I wasn't thinking then, the headlines from the past two weeks would force anyone trying to get out of their enslavement to take serious stock of their reality. It is scary in it's implication for population control. Mind parasites indeed.,,1577753,00.html
Armed and dangerous - Flipper the firing dolphin let loose by Katrina

Experts who have studied the US navy's cetacean training exercises claim the 36 mammals could be carrying 'toxic dart' guns. Divers and surfers risk attack, they claim, from a species considered to be among the planet's smartest. The US navy admits it has been training dolphins for military purposes, but has refused to confirm that any are missing.
Bush says Pentagon could be put in charge of areas hit by avian influenza

President Bush, increasingly concerned about a possible avian flu
pandemic, revealed Tuesday that any part of the country where the virus breaks out could likely be quarantined and that he is considering using the military to enforce it. But such a shift could require a change in law, and some in Congress and the states worry it would increase the power of the federal government at the expense of local control.
On the heels of that ditty about military quarantines we hear a of a real feat in science regarding flu.
Scientists recreate virus that killed millions
Scientists say they have made a virus identical, in most key respects, to the Spanish flu virus that killed an estimated 20 million to 50 million people in 1918. An influenza ward in a U.S. Army Camp hospital in Aix-Les-Bains, France, in 1918. (U.S. National Museum of Health and Medicine) The purpose of the recreation, the researchers said, is to protect humanity from another world outbreak, which may be imminent because the virus is related to bird flu viruses that have been killing chickens and some humans.
To make sure that our minds are kept filled with fear of the terrorist issue we hear this:,3605,1585977,00.html
Security fears as flu virus that killed 50 million is recreated

The government and military researchers who reconstructed the virus say their work has already provided invaluable insight into its unique genetic make-up and helps explain its lethality. But other researchers warned yesterday the that virus could escape from the laboratory. "This will raise clear questions among some as to whether they have really created a biological weapon," said Professor Ronald Atlas at the centre for deterrence of biowarfare and bioterrorism at the University of Louisville in Kentucky
Worse you can't really think too much you may be labeled a terrorist because your mind isn't private, maybe it's not even your own. This one really got me since my thing is neuroscience. I wonder if they could scan Rove, Bush and pals brain. Then again isn't their lies obvious?
Brain imaging ready to detect terrorists, say neuroscientists

MRI scans can pick up lies, but raise ethical issues Brain-imaging techniques that reveal when a person is lying are now reliable enough to identify criminals, claim researchers. Critics maintain that the technique will never be useful for such investigations, arguing that, as with traditional polygraph detectors, liars could learn to fool the tests. And researchers in the field have previously admitted that the approach needs more work. But neuroscientists from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia have now
told Nature that they believe their test is ready for real-life scenarios.Daniel Langleben and his colleagues use functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to track people's brains when they lie and tell the truth. By analysing brain activity during both scenarios, they have developed an algorithm that can detect lies from truth with 99% accuracy...
As long as it's not used for further mind control Neuroscience rocks! But I would be really under an illusion if I thought it wasn't used for that. The good thing is we have an explanation for our president with this research.
Pathological liars found to have brain abnormalities

Oct. 2, 2005By Usha Sutliff/University of Southern Californiaand World Science StaffA study has found brain abnormalities in people who habitually lie, cheat and manipulate others. A three-dimensional MRI image of the brain (Courtesy University of Southern California) Previous research had shown that when normal people lie, there is heightened activity in the prefrontal cortex, a brain area that enables most people to feel remorse or learn moral behavior. The new study showed that the same brain area, just behind the forehead, exhibits structural differences among pathological liars, said the researchers.

I'm still waiting for a brain scan of our beloved president. Maybe he was a research subject.

Friday, October 07, 2005

Da Vinci code redux and other sci fi

Continuing with my SciFi theme, I recently read Colin Wilson's The mind parasites. If you haven't heard of it, it was first published in 1967, and is out of print. A synopsis can be found here:

If you're into all that government/elite military industrial corporate occult business you will find the book somewhat comical. If you think about the scenario that it proposes, something not far from the predator's mind of Carlos Castaneda's teachings of Don Juan or Gurdjieff's man as machine and food for the moon, it is downright scary. So I call it a comic horror with very relevant stuff. Sadly I was ingrigued but disappointed. It ended up supporting the idea that good guy scientists MUST plot with the US president to hoodwink the populace in order to save them. The salvation is from some "other" very bad humans not necessarily the mind parasites since the brilliant scientists are quite capable of taking care of them on their own. The president and the scientists save humanity from other bad humans by faking an alien invasion. Thus the populace was tricked into quitting a war they were insistent on fighting. Never mind it was a war other world leaders manipulated their citizens into to begin with.

Though my synopsis is rather simplistic, it's a good idea to read the book if you can get it. It forces you to think about stuff. Stuff that even if you don't believe it, and real life powerbrokers pretend is all bunk they spend a lot of time and money researching. Worse, they spit out disinfo regarding what they know about such stuff to draw our attention away from the real deal. One such book which does a good job in putting out intriguing ideas but draw attention away from the real deal is The Da vinci Code. I'll be honest, it's a fun fast paced read, much like Mind Parasites. Yet, I believe it is so popular because it presents a story with a ring of truth or rather attempts to reveal the real life mystery surrounding, the feminine principle, Christ, Da Vinci and god know what else Dan Brown could throw in. Who wouldn't want to know about that. Also like Mind Parasites, it is an adventure story involving world class academics who stumble upon a paradigm changing mystery. I won't go into much more detail about the book though since so many have already read it. There is however a real Da Vinci Code to contend with, which in my view the Dan Brown gets wrong. Laura Jadczyk's Secret History of the world and how to get out alive previously mentioned on these pages, is one book that points to the possibility of what the real code may be. I recently learned that there is an update of an article concerning the very topic and it's well worth the read.

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