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guneet narula

Education: the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty

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  • guneet narula replied to a comment by Jyotish

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    Jyotishover 1 year ago

    Spoken like a true left brainer . . .

    The intuitive mind is the ability to open the inner eye . . . which scientists call the pineal gland and when opened it allows you to tap into higher planes of consciousness or higher dimensions within you. It is the ability to communicate with those that have crossed over. It is the ability to channel loads of information for which you later find you are correct but channeling is stream of consciousness and it just flows like a river to the sea.

    It is the ability to be highly telepathic, like I am. For example

    On Oct 17, 2012, at 2:14 PM, B wrote:

    Do you need a reading? You ok. I just got the hit to ask you. Love, B

    AND HER ANSWER

    Omg - just said your name !

    It is the ability to look into someone's heart and see what is burdens them such as the woman who told me yesterday that her healthy 16 year old son was found dead one morning two years ago. I immediately said, "It was an accident and he ingested some kind of poison. He drank something that was spiked but it was an accident."
    The Doctors were baffled. They could not understand why he died other then his pancreas failed and they did not do toxicology tests.

    AFTER I said, what I said, she told me her son came to her in a dream and told her it was an accident and that he drank something and that she would find a bottle in his room and she did. Her ability to connect with him in dream state is THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE BRAIN.

    You know nothing of what you are talking about. None of you skeptics do because you do not have the capacity to see what is not in front of your nose.

    The reason the world is in such a dire state and human health is declining is because of cold, calculating, heartless scumbags called Scientists who torture animals all fucking day long and who create more problems with every single problem they think they solve. They are arrogant, clueless and self serving idiots. They have discovered their electrons, protons and neurons but they're still morons.

    Vaccines for one cause more disease and break down the immune system setting the stage for cancer and all kinds of disease that did not even exist before vaccines.

    Antibiotics are also a huge problem now and I could go on and on. I have not been to a doctor since I was 13 years old and I am 52. I look 40 and I am never ever sick, not since I was 13 and I was chronically ill as a child when I got shots and all that crap.

    Sorry for sounding harsh but I do not have the same appreciation that you do for the plastic world science is creating.

    guneet narulaover 1 year ago

    Right. You must be aware of my entire life too.

    Also, I am sorry, on behalf of all people working in the field of medicine, for vaccines, antibiotics and whatever else that has caused the average age of people like you and me to rise. Oh and I am very sorry for the scientists who worked towards making this web page possible for you to comment on.

    Of course I know nothing about what I am talking about. I was born left brained. I have no neurons on the right side, and in case I do, no charge flows through them. Whatever creative visual communication design I have done in my life was, well, very compartmentalized, black and white, logical or just a fluke.

    And of course you are the right authority on all the big questions. You are the one percent of the world population with the magical right brain. Please tell us, oh great one, when will this civilization perish? Is my work and life of any worth? What is the future of internet and our space exploration program? How should we prevent dengue and malaria?

    (phew)

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    Jyotishover 1 year ago

    Guneet, that was a great video, but it did state there are differences between the left and right hemisphere of the brain and ended with the following truth and one of my favorite Einstein quotes,

    "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." - Albert Einstein

    guneet narulaover 1 year ago

    I am going to sound rather harsh when I say this, but in my humble opinion the intuitive mind has been forgotten only because of the hegemony of some our cultural off shoots. Astrology, palmistry, fortune-telling to name a few.

    These systems of thought, or whatever, do not seem to have a very integral quality that is necessary for progress of humanity at large: the introspective / retrospective action that, say, the world of academics and research have. In my opinion, these have not evolved with time, with new information, or with new evidence.

    We haven't been allowed to question them, or debate over them, or even understand them without bias. This is what the intuitive mind is best at.

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    Jaya Bopover 1 year ago

    Hi there, quite agreed. I am not defending or attacking the topic of this article, one way or the other - instead responding to the intentions for writing it and appropriateness of this debate via GOOD (read my initial comment below for my perspective). Good idea to have a separate discussion thread!

    guneet narulaover 1 year ago

    I did read your comments below. Your point that the author should be more sensitive towards such a topic are quite valid.

    On that note, I'd like to say, that the author has actually been successful with his intentions. Which, I believe, were to get people talking about this.

    In this age of information, to get readers, listeners, viewers discussing and debating things is very crucial and challenging. I think that is the point of art anyways. Throughout history, painters, singers, writers, designers and all the creative artists, have worked solely to bring out the real picture of society for all of us. So that we can discuss it, work on it, learn from it and progress.

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    Jaya Bopover 1 year ago

    p.s. be careful! You cannot claim that you article is factually correct -it even includes simple mistakes such as associating the wrong sign with calendar dates and mixing two different styles of reading astrology. You can hardly call 'irrefutable.' I don't agree or disagree with your content, but your article and post responses are quite aggressive and this does not support 'inclusion'. GOOD has made a mistake publishing this.

    guneet narulaover 1 year ago

    And now that it has been published, mistake or no mistake, it has brought us to a seemingly difficult point. This article encroaches upon notions and beliefs that many of us have become rather comfortable with over time.

    Well I am not sure what or why so many people are defending in these comment threads. From what I have read here, either the popular use of astrology has been wrong all along, or people do not want to change along with time.

    There's a larger issue at hand though.

    I see many of us being very critical and distrusting of science and the scientific method. The word science in itself is becoming heavy, culturally. It's becoming inconvenient for us. I am going to address this in a separate thread here.

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    Jyotishover 1 year ago

    What skeptics would benefit from understanding is that Astrology is literally a language. Astrology means "Language of the Stars." It is a symbolic understanding of the Universe divided into 12 houses with each house representing different aspects of life. Then you have 12 signs each with unique attributes and 7 major planets with five of those planets ruling two signs. The Sun rules Leo and the Moon rules Cancer. When you understand this language, it is amazing what the universe will reveal to the open mind. The Universe speaks in symbols and they are the same all over the world throughout all the ages.

    Understanding this language requires using the right side of your brain which is almost non-existent in the minds of most skeptics. Skeptics are entirely left brained, black and white, compartmentalized, literal, logical unbending and extremely annoying individuals to someone who knows whassup wid da cosmos . . .

    guneet narulaover 1 year ago

    "A language of the stars" That's a lovey phrase. At least from the lens of English literature.

    This does sound amazing, but I daresay, astronomy is as amazing and awesome.

    And you seem to have accepted right brain / left brain research done by neuro-scientists and psychologists a long time back. But it was updated and this notion does not exist anymore. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFs9WO2B8uI

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    Glenn C. Koenigover 1 year ago

    I was very sad to see this original post from GOOD. I don't consider this within the scope of why I subscribe to GOOD. I'm sorry, but atheism and western 'sciencism' are just other religions as far as I am concerned.

    What we call 'science' is always subjective, simply because it is we human beings who have created it and practice it. Our "point of view" is always involved in whatever we presume to be studying. There is no such thing as objectivity, no such thing as objective truth because we are inherently unable to fully understand the workings of our own minds.

    Sorry, but you cannot convince me otherwise. The idea that something called the Forer Effect can be given as a reason that any astrological science is inferior to any other science is nonsense. It presumes that there are no mysteries, no questions to pursue, that all is "known" by western science methods.

    Yet, on a regular basis, western science issues press releases that amount to saying "oops, what we thought was right yesterday turns out to be wrong on account of what we now know today." What rubbish! What about tomorrow? Have you people no memory? Such human hubris! THINK! As ignorant the science of 50 years ago appears to us now, so will today's science seem just as ignorant 50 years from now.

    So, please get off your high horse and step back and give the wonder of the universe with its unanswered questions, a chance to infuse your soul, to give you a proper sense of both our smallness, our insignificance, and yet also our great importance for being a part of it. Call it a paradox, if you will, but this is the natural order of things.

    I occasionally read the daily horoscopes in the newspaper for entertainment purposes only. Anyone who either trusts them implicitly, mistakes them for quality astrological analysis and debate, or on the other hand, anyone who uses them to attempt to debunk astrology implicitly is a fool. I expect much better from GOOD. Please get back to the quality I signed up for! Thank you.

    guneet narulaover 1 year ago

    I am not a GOOD employee nor am I their biggest fan. And neither am I a scientist by profession. I live in India, the majority of cultures here are deeply engulfed in worshiping and promoting the 'mysterious.'

    But for the sake of an interesting discussion:

    You've called science 'subjective.' I agree, but to a certain extent. Are you saying that if humans go extinct, gravity, electromagnetism, atoms, electrons & protons and the gazillion other things we've named & understood thanks to our study of nature, will cease to exist? That when we study big history, the times beyond homo sapiens, it's all just a waste? Some kind of a fiction?

    Science is "the intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment"

    And, objective is defined as independent of consciousness. While subjective is dependent. This means that something that is objective exists whether 'you think about it or not'.

    I am not convinced that astrology is a science. I do no think that this system of thought or belief, or whatever one might call it, uses the scientific methods of observation and experiment. If it did, we would not have carried on with the 2000 year old concepts of astrology. They would have certainly evolved and adapted as new information was recorded and understood. But I do not think that has happened.If I am wrong, please direct me to relevant literature on the same, and I shall take back my words. The Forer effect is not something someone came up with, it is an observation, which logically gives us some conclusions.

    Your comment, sir, comes really close to the argument between rationalists and empiricists. While both seem to have been widely accepted, one cannot use only one side of these two to rule out observations and inferences. But this is for another discussion, let me not digress.

    To respond to your comment on 'western science' and how it is diminishing the wonder and mystery of our universe:

    I think it is quite the opposite.

    Science is an extremely rich source of spirituality, like Carl Sagan puts. Science, in fact, gives us an understanding of our insignificance, of our existence and 'blesses' us with humility. Science is not afraid of new information, of information that might prove something wrong. It truly embraces change, like no other culture, I say.

    There is no such thing as western science or sciencism. One does not have to believe in it, or even trust in it. Although I put all my trust on it. By the way, astronomy was born out of astrology in the 17th century, a time, historians refer to as the age of reason.

    Religion, astrology, palmistry, and other such fields, I have respect for them. But I cannot use them anymore. They are not a source of spirituality anymore. Their understanding might be.

    Anyways, I hope I have not offended anyone in anyway. But I think this article is rather informative and well written. I take it in stride and wait for the next piece of good information.

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