The Ten Assumptions of Science

The Ten Assumptions of Science

Although the book makes an excellent supplement to college courses in scientific philosophy, it is an astounding eye-opener for the educated reader with an interest in science and philosophy.

Author: Glenn Borchardt

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595311279

Category: Philosophy

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The Ten Assumptions of Science presents the logically coherent set of assumptions destined to define 21st century scientific philosophy. Glenn Borchardt first explains why assumptions and not absolutes are necessary for scientific thinking. By exploring the opposition between deterministic and indeterministic views, he clearly shows how critical choices among underlying assumptions either clarify or muddle scientific analysis.He shows how customary mixtures of deterministic and indeterministic assumptions are responsible for the current confusion in modern physics. According to Dr. Borchardt, only rare physicists and philosophers have an inkling of the nature of time, space, energy, and matter. The need for reassessing our fundamental assumptions is indicated by the present sorry state of cosmology. Otherwise intelligent scientists promulgate the idea that the universe expanded from a tiny "singularity" smaller than the period at the end of this sentence. At the very least, adherence to Borchardt's assumptions will contribute to the rejection of the "Big Bang Theory," which has surpassed the flat Earth theory as the greatest embarrassment to serious thinkers everywhere. Although the book makes an excellent supplement to college courses in scientific philosophy, it is an astounding eye-opener for the educated reader with an interest in science and philosophy.
Categories: Philosophy

The Ten Assumptions of Science

The Ten Assumptions of Science

"The Ten Assumptions of Science" presents the logically coherent set of assumptions destined to define 21st century scientific philosophy.

Author: Glenn Borchardt, PhD

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595759556

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"The Ten Assumptions of Science" presents the logically coherent set of assumptions destined to define 21st century scientific philosophy. Glenn Borchardt first explains why assumptions and not absolutes are necessary for scientific thinking. By exploring the opposition between deterministic and indeterministic views, he clearly shows how critical choices among underlying assumptions either clarify or muddle scientific analysis.He shows how customary mixtures of deterministic and indeterministic assumptions are responsible for the current confusion in modern physics. According to Dr. Borchardt, only rare physicists and philosophers have an inkling of the nature of time, space, energy, and matter. The need for reassessing our fundamental assumptions is indicated by the present sorry state of cosmology. Otherwise intelligent scientists promulgate the idea that the universe expanded from a tiny
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Religious Roots of Relativity

Religious Roots of Relativity

This is the book for you if you have wondered why relativity has remained lucrative and popular despite its weird paradoxes, contradictions, and interpretations.

Author: Glenn Borchardt

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ISBN: 9798559631448

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Dr. Glenn Borchardt has over fifty years of practical and theoretical experience in science and philosophy. He has produced over 500 scientific reports, including journal articles, books, chapters, abstracts, computer programs, and consulting reports. His most notable books are: "The Ten Assumptions of Science," which opposes the foundations of science and religion, "The Scientific Worldview," which proclaims the universal mechanism of evolution as the key to understanding the universe, and "Infinite Universe Theory," as the ultimate replacement for the Big Bang Theory. Borchardt is the Director of the Progressive Science Institute in Berkeley California.Religious Roots of Relativity shows that, unlike other scientific theories, relativity is founded on religious assumptions. Glenn Borchardt, author of The Ten Assumptions of Science, elaborates on the opposing indeterministic assumptions to present "The Ten Assumptions of Religion" as the framework for this new book. Each fundamental religious assumption is shown to have much in common with the fundamental assumptions Einstein subconsciously used in devising Special and General Relativity Theory. One theme runs through the entire book: Einstein's erroneous assumption that space was perfectly empty. That was critical for his popular Untired Light Theory, as it has been for popular biblical creation stories, and for popular Big Bang Theory. There is no evidence, however, for perfectly empty space; it is only an idealization akin to the dreams and imaginings of religion. It cannot possibly exist. Nonexistence, nothingness, therefore is impossible. The universe exists everywhere and for all time. Without relativity and its foundation in religion, the book predicts Big Bang Theory will be victim to the Last Cosmological Revolution: Infinite Universe Theory. This is the book for you if you have wondered why relativity has remained lucrative and popular despite its weird paradoxes, contradictions, and interpretations. This is the book showing the intimate, necessary connection between relativity and religion, which has led to relativity's longevity and indubitable veracity among those who still hold fast to religious assumptions. "Wow! I finished reading your book in one day! I just couldn't stop scrolling the pages. It was an enjoyable read and very well written. You have a great writing style that is easy to read. Nice final sentence too." -Bill Howell"Borchardt's new book is ultimately a fast read, because (like all his books) once you start reading it, you can't put it down. And, literally, you can't put it down physically, and you can't put it down argumentatively. Some may disagree with it. But that would only reveal the indeterminist within. Borchardt ends his masterpiece with a look forward to the inevitable paradigm shift, and how mankind will be better off for it." -Fred Frees"Glenn Borchardt's book "Religious Roots of Relativity" is not just about relativity and religion, it's not only about physics, it's much more, about science which is under a siege by everything what is not science. If I had to review Borchardt's book: "Religious Roots of Relativity" in only once sentence, I would say: We need more books like this one!" -Rudolf Vrnoga"Impressive piece of work! Very much in line with Collingwood and my essay on the subject. I had never realized these assumptions were of religious origin, though, besides the priest's obvious motivations." -Pierre BerriganGlenn Borchardt's book uses the hammer of Infinity to explain and destroy the junk theories that plague 'Official' physics today. This is a book that should be used in college courses, to give students a basic understanding of how physics is done. Physics has 'gone off the rails' for a century and it is books like Borchardt's that will return physics from its current unscientific and anti-materialist base and back on to a scientific and materialist road." -Mike Gimbel
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Political Science Research Methods

Political Science Research Methods

To answer these questions, we turn to the ten classic assumptions of linear regression models. CHAPTER OBJECTIVES 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 14.6 14.7 The Classical Assumptions of Linear Regression Models Understand the logic behind an ...

Author: Janet Buttolph Johnson

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 9781544358017

Category: Political Science

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Understand the “how” and the “why” behind research in political science. Political Science Research Methods by Janet Buttolph Johnson, H. T. Reynolds, and Jason D. Mycoff helps you to understand the logic behind research design by guiding you through a step-by-step process that explains when and why a researcher would pursue different kinds of methods. The highly anticipated Ninth Edition of this trusted resource provides more international examples, an increased focus on the role ethics play in the research process, increased attention to qualitative research methods, and expanded coverage on the role of the internet in research and analysis.
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Medicine The Cure Is Worse than the Disease

Medicine The Cure Is Worse than the Disease

In my Book “The Science Delusion”, I give the ten dogmas, or assumptions of science. First, that nature's mechanical or machine-like. The universe is like a machine, animals and plants are like machines, we're like machines.

Author: Rui Alexandre Gabirro

Publisher: Order of the Good News

ISBN: 9781916050921

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 292

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Contents Introduction........................................................................................1 Chapter I What is Medicine......................................................................2 The Medical Trade, and its Monopoly on Health ...............4 Unjust Medical Legislation.....................................................4 The Medical Understanding of Disease is Nil....................13 Prevention of the Diseases that are Common, Amongst the People.....................................................................................13 Definition of Disease..............................................................14 The Classification of Symptoms...........................................14 The Perplexing Problems of the Medical Trade.................14 Medical Treatment.................................................................15 Intellectually Bankrupt..........................................................16 Prejudice Squints when it Looks, and Lies when it Speaks...........................................................................................16 We Bleed, We Purge, We Narcotise.....................................17 Men May Live Fools, but Fools they Cannot Die..............18 Physic has been defined as: “The Art of Amusing the Patient, while Nature Cures the Disease.”..............................20 Who's the Father of Medicine...............................................22 The Epidemiology of Multimorbidity.................................23 The 36 Most Common Health Conditions..........................24 Medical View: Disease Is Only About Biochemical Deficiencies..................................................................................26 Chapter II Medicine Versus Health .......................................................28 Definition of Health and Medicine......................................28 The Difference Between Health and Medicine..................29 Chapter III Medical Art..............................................................................32 Death Rate Drops During Doctor Strike.............................34 When Doctors Strike, Fewer Patients Die...........................35 Attempt to Relieving Pain Without Dealing with the Cause.............................................................................................35 Medicine the Destructive Art of Healing............................36 The Medical Art......................................................................37 Origin of the Medical Art......................................................40 The Rise of Medicine..............................................................41 Medical Hospitals...................................................................42 Abuse of Rest as a Therapeutic Measure............................43 Complete Bed Rest as a Highly Unphysiologic And Definitely Hazardous Form of Therapy..................................44 Nature and Art in the Cure of Disease................................45 The Chief Provisions of the Hippocratic Oath...................46 Concerning the Title of Doctor.............................................46 The Philosophy of Medical Cure..........................................47 When Medical Men in General Shall Study.......................48 The Relationship Between Theory and Therapy...............49 Medical Freedom....................................................................50 Chapter IV Medical Science.......................................................................53 Science Delusion.....................................................................57 The Growth of Scientific Medicine......................................58 The Science and Art of Medicine.........................................59 Tower of Babel and Medicine...............................................60 Scientific Medicine.................................................................60 The Sad & True Story of the Science and State of Medicine.......................................................................................61 Pseudo-Science.......................................................................63 Medicine can Never be an Exact Science............................64 The False Premise...................................................................65 The Classification of Diseases...............................................66 Unnatural, Distorted and Inconsistent Practice of Healing.........................................................................................67 The Medical Octopus.............................................................68 Doctors of Medicine Cannot Cure.......................................69 Fallacious Faith on Medical Practice...................................69 Let see what Medical Science is Offering............................70 Medical Teaching is Incredibly Faulty and Defective.......70 The Laboratoromania of the Medical Trade.......................72 The Field of Medicine............................................................72 The Practice of Medicine as Fudge......................................73 Observations and Exact Findings........................................74 Body Anatomical Structure...................................................76 Empirical Science, Vitalism or What?..................................76 Medical Science is Founded on a False Premise................78 Diagnosing a Medical Delusion...........................................81 Disease Cannot Be Its Own Cause: Neither can it be its own cure, and certainly not its own Prevention....................82 The Medical World is Looking for Cures...........................82 Scientific Medicine is Helpless.............................................83 Focal Infection.........................................................................84 The Scandal of Poor Medical Research...............................84 Medical Research - Still a Scandal........................................85 Killing For A Profit?...............................................................85 Why Most Published Research Findings Are False...........85 Scientific Literature Half may Simply be Untrue..............86 Drug Companies and Doctors; A story of Corruption.....86 Lister’s Blunder.......................................................................87 Dr. David Brownstein Story..................................................87 Modern Medicine Not a Science..........................................91 Ignorance Has Become Commonplace In Medical Practice.........................................................................................92 Bacteria in the Brains.............................................................93 Let's Go Back 100 Years.........................................................94 A Demonstration of Treponema Pallidum in the Brain in cases of General Paralysis..........................................................94 Chapter V The Pharmaceutical Drug Medical System........................97 Poisonous Medications..........................................................98 But on to the Facts..................................................................99 Drug Medicines were Worse than Useless.......................100 Then it was that People Began to Die................................102 Dr. Jennings of Oberlin, Ohio.............................................104 Florence Nightingale............................................................105 Drugs Always Produce Disease.........................................106 The Deadly virtues of the Healing Art..............................108 Take his Good Advice and Refuse his Bad Medicine.....109 Poisonopathy........................................................................110 A Few Words as to the Forms of Disease.........................111 Allopaths say it is: Contraria Contrariis Curantur “Contraries Cure Opposites”..................................................111 What are its Agents, its Medicines, and its Remedies....113 This Patient Rapidly Recovered under Hygienic Treatment...................................................................................115 Effect of Drugs......................................................................115 Secondary Diseases..............................................................116 Medical Economics...............................................................120 Koch Antitoxins Therapy....................................................121 Chapter VI Medical School......................................................................124 The College Itself..................................................................126 Real Education Versus Engraved Pieces of Paper...........127 The Progressive School........................................................128 Teaching and the Teacher...................................................129 Medical Training..................................................................130 Something Missing...............................................................130 The Chief Object of Medical Men......................................131 Clinical Observations...........................................................131 Fascia Removal from Anatomy Books..............................132 Nothing To Do......................................................................132 William Harvey....................................................................134 The Prejudices of the Profession........................................134 The Persecution of Dr William Harvey............................135 Can talk Latin, Greek and English, at the Bed-Sides of their Patients..............................................................................136 Chapter VII Pernicious Effects of Blood-Letting...................................141 Chapter VIII Of the Ignorance Existing Respecting the Power of Nature to Cure Diseases........................................................................147 Nature, or, in other words, the Inherent Powers of the Animal Economy, Are Either Entirely Ignored....................148 Natural course of the Morbid Processes...........................150 Curative Powers of Nature.................................................153 Ignore or Depreciate the Working of Nature...................158 Chapter IX Medical Practice....................................................................164 On the Educational Value of the Medical Society...........165 Angina in Doctors................................................................165 Specialists and Specialism...................................................166 With Regards to the Medical Clinic School......................166 Chapter X Psychiatry..............................................................................169 The Merits of Psycho-Analysis And the Claims of its Advocates...................................................................................169 The Four False Pillars...........................................................171 The Basic Fallacy...................................................................171 Biopsychiatry........................................................................171 Keys to Defeating the Four False Pillars of Psychiatry: A Quick Reference................................................................173 Chapter XI The Treatment of Disease....................................................176 Rheumatism..........................................................................185 Alkaline Treatment..............................................................186 Remedies................................................................................186 Hygienic Measures...............................................................187 Chapter XII The Forgotten Facts and Truths of Drugs …....................191 Chapter XIII Placebo and Nocebo Responses.........................................209 Intentional Ignorance...........................................................209 The Placebo Effect................................................................210 Chapter XIV Medical Illusion....................................................................214 Type 2 Diabetes.....................................................................212 Tendinopathy in Type 2 Diabetes......................................214 Third leading Cause of Death.............................................216 Healthcare Against Health..................................................217 Dr Andrew Taylor Still, MD, DO on Medicine...............218 Both Guess-Work..................................................................218 Chapter XV Needless Surgery..................................................................222 One Operation Leads to Another.......................................224 Operating on the Problem Instead of the Person.............225 Never Found Necessary to Perform a Tenotomy............226 To Be Operated.....................................................................227 Answer to this Query...........................................................228 Diagnosis in Hemorrhoid Cases........................................228 There is Nothing so Futile as to Attempt to Remove an Imaginary Pain by a Surgical Operation...............................229 Acute Intestinal Intoxications.............................................229 Nature Heals.........................................................................230 Disease is a Common Expression of Enervation.............230 Medical Freedom..................................................................231 One of the Most Common Cause of Chronic Invalidism..................................................................................232 Physio Therapeutic Measures.............................................233 Chapter XVI Nutrition................................................................................236 In Regard to the Diet of the Patient...................................239 The Subject of Food and its Influence Upon Health.......240 The First Diseases are Digestive Disturbances................242 Knowledge of Diet...............................................................242 Foods that Keeps Indefinitely.............................................243 Raw Foods.............................................................................244 The Medical Trade Ignorance of Dietetics........................244 The Medical Trade Ignorance of Food Values.................248 Medical Trade Specialities..................................................249 Chapter XVII Body Mind Soul....................................................................258 The Influence which the Mind Exerts over the Body......260 Chapter XVIII Women Risk Losing Ability to Give Birth Naturally......265 The Hygiene of Pregnancy..................................................267 Curettage...............................................................................267 It’s Time to Stop Infantilizing Pregnant Women.............268 Chapter XIX Deaths of Medical Doctors..................................................270 Death Rate from Intestinal Diseases..................................272 Mortality Rates and Causes Among U.S. Physicians......272 Suicide Rates Among Physicians.......................................272 Mortality Among Norwegian Doctors..............................273 Mental Health Issues...........................................................273 Chapter XX Advice to the Medical Trade...............................................275 Bias in Medicine....................................................................276 The last laugh........................................................................277 This is the Reality..................................................................278 How the Indians Cure Lock-Haw......................................279 The Persecution of Neuropathy by Medical Trade..........280 From our Exchanges Special Favours to None in Medical Legislation..................................................................................282 Thorough Training Essential for the Practice of the Healing Art.................................................................................284 Valid Law, Meaning of Word “Medicine”- Neuropathy.286 The American Medical Association Becomes An Autocracy....................................................................................288 Lay Control of Medicine......................................................289 Adams County Condemns State and Federal Activities in the Field of Medicine.......................................................289 The Medical Trade................................................................290 Last Words.............................................................................292 Index 293
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20th Natural Philosophy Alliance Proceedings

20th Natural Philosophy Alliance Proceedings

[1] Borchardt, Glen, 2005, “The Ten Assumptions of Science”. [2] Borchardt, Glen, Puetz, Steven, 2012, “Universal Cycle Theory: Neomechanics of the Hierarchically Infinite Universe”, ...

Author: David de Hilster

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The Science Delusion

The Science Delusion

In this book, Dr Rupert Sheldrake, one of the world's most innovative scientists, shows that science is being constricted by assumptions that have hardened into dogmas.

Author: Rupert Sheldrake

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444727951

Category: Religion

Page: 400

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The science delusion is the belief that science already understands the nature of reality. The fundamental questions are answered, leaving only the details to be filled in. In this book, Dr Rupert Sheldrake, one of the world's most innovative scientists, shows that science is being constricted by assumptions that have hardened into dogmas. The sciences would be better off without them: freer, more interesting, and more fun. According to the dogmas of science, all reality is material or physical. The world is a machine, made up of dead matter. Nature is purposeless. Consciousness is nothing but the physical activity of the brain. Free will is an illusion. God exists only as an idea in human minds, imprisoned within our skulls. But should science be a belief-system, or a method of enquiry? Sheldrake shows that the materialist ideology is moribund; under its sway, increasingly expensive research is reaping diminishing returns. In the skeptical spirit of true science, Sheldrake turns the ten fundamental dogmas of materialism into exciting questions, and shows how all of them open up startling new possibilities.The Science Delusion will radically change your view of what is possible. and give you new hope for the world.
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The Assumptions Behind the Theory of Evolution

The Assumptions Behind the Theory of Evolution

And here's the real kicker – there is not one shred of evidence that has been provided by evolutionary theorists and die-hard evolutionary scientists to substantiate even one of these assumptions...not a single one! So you might think, ...

Author: Dave Schoch

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781312237216

Category: Science

Page: 594

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The theory of evolution is based solidly upon certain assumptions. This would not be a problem if it wasn't for the fact that most of these assumptions are not warranted by the facts of nature, and therefore have not (and can not ever) be codified as facts of nature. Today these unwarranted, and therefore illegitimate assumptions, have found their way into populating not only our textbooks, but also mainstream America, as confirmed facts of nature, when they are not. This book exposes numerous unwarranted and illegitimate evolutionary assumptions pushed upon the unsuspecting public as codified facts of science when they are not codified facts of nature. According to Dr. Jerry Bergman, this is an "excellent book...it promises to be a very important book in this area (referring to the creation/evolution controversy."
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Early Science Education Goals and Process Related Quality Criteria for Science Teaching

Early Science Education     Goals and Process Related Quality Criteria for Science Teaching

Overview of the ten quality criteria for science teaching 1) Make nature “question-able” Good science teaching takes as its ... document experiences, and to differentiate between questions, assumptions, assertions, and observations.

Author: "Haus der kleinen Forscher" Foundation

Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich

ISBN: 9783847411901

Category: Education

Page: 267

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Scientific contributions authored by distinguished experts from the field of early education are published periodically within the framework of the series Scientific Studies on the Work of the “Haus der kleinen Forscher” Foundation. This publication series serves to foster informed dialogue between the Foundation, scientists, and practitioners with the aim of giving all early childhood education and care centres, after-school centres, and primary schools in Germany scientifically sound support in fulfilling their early education mandate. This fifth volume in the series focuses on goals of science education at the level of the children, the early childhood professionals, and the pedagogical staff at after-school centres and primary schools, and on process-related quality criteria for science teaching at pre-primary and primary level. In their expert reports, Yvonne Anders, Ilonca Hardy, Sabina Pauen, Beate Sodian, and Mirjam Steffensky specify pedagogical content dimensions of the goals of early science education at pre-primary and primary school age. In addition to theoretically underpinning these goals, the authors present instruments for their assessment. In his expert report, Jörg Ramseger formulates ten quality criteria for science teaching. Early childhood professionals and pedagogical staff at after-school centres and primary schools can draw on these process-related criteria when planning lessons and conducting self-evaluations of science learning opportunities at pre-primary and primary level. The concluding chapter of the volume describes the implementation of these expert recommendations in the substantive offerings of, and the accompanying research on, the “Haus der kleinen Forscher“ Foundation.
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Theory and Methods in Political Science

Theory and Methods in Political Science

It is worth recalling that the model depends on ten assumptions that are frequently breached in most contexts. For example, one assumption is that the variables are constant and linear over time and space (Wood, 2000).

Author: Vivien Lowndes

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350311749

Category: Political Science

Page: 391

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A broad-ranging and pluralistic textbook which highlights the rich variety of approaches to studying politics. Written by an international team of experts, this fully revised fourth edition offers cutting-edge coverage from fundamental to contemporary issues. Integrating guides to further reading and clear examples of how research methods can be applied, it enables readers to feel confident about taking their study of politics forward. An ideal foundation for study and research in political science, this textbook will be essential to students at any stage of their degree. It serves as core reading on undergraduate and postgraduate political analysis, theory and methods courses. In demonstrating how independent research is undertaken in political science, the book allows students and early career researchers to begin thinking about formulating their own research agendas. This new edition: - Leads the way with fresh new ideas and perspectives with the help of new co-editor Vivien Lowndes - Includes new chapters on post-structuralism as a theoretical approach and on 'big data' as a methodological resource - Offers an international perspective on political science, with discussion of global as well as domestic politics and a range of international cases and examples.
Categories: Political Science

The Ten Facts of Evolution

The Ten Facts of Evolution

... insofar as is possible, basic assumptions should be stated up front. They are: • Biological evolution is a fact, by which I mean that scientific evidence overwhelmingly shows that currently existing biological species are in some ...

Author: Phillip Engle

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ISBN: 9780972027427

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A book that resolves the conflict between Darwinism and intelligent design, between science and teleology, by means of Robert F. DeHaan's theory of evolution, called macrodevelopment.
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The Trust Frequency

The Trust Frequency

This is a visionary, uplifting synthesis of indigenous wisdom, quantum science, Eastern and Western mysticism and plain common sense.

Author: Andrew Cameron Bailey

Publisher:

ISBN: 0988754754

Category:

Page: 358

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This is a visionary, uplifting synthesis of indigenous wisdom, quantum science, Eastern and Western mysticism and plain common sense. A practical self-help, personal-development guide through the next phase of our evolution. Accessing "The Trust Frequency" triggers a powerful upgrade to our individual and collective operating system and Reality.
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The Silver Lining

The Silver Lining

In all works of science fiction, there are ten hidden assumptions regarding alien races. None of these assumptions is a necessity. None of them makes immanent or inevitable sense. Yet, when we read a sci-fi novel or watch a sci-fi movie ...

Author: Sam Vaknin

Publisher: Narcissus Publishing

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Category: Performing Arts

Page: 189

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Moral deliberations and philosophical dimensions in 19 modern films.
Categories: Performing Arts

International Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science

International Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science

Having in mind the equivalence of Cauchy ' s and Heine ' s definitions of limits , we can reformulate Theorems 2 and 3 as follows : sup | | P ^ ) ( ; ) | | < oo , je S . TEN By Assumption ( A ) we know that the matrices AM ) ( j ) ...

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Co Laboratories of Democracy

Co Laboratories of Democracy

A PHILOSOPHY By this perhaps presumptuous term, I refer to what Christakis calls “Science of Dialogue Design” or ... But I do consider it a valid contribution to state here what I consider the ten major assumptions of this science, ...

Author: Alexander N. Christakis

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781607526926

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 309

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We have all experienced the benefits of dialogue when we openly and thoughtfully confront issues. We have also experienced the frustration of interminable discussion that does not lead to progress. Co-Laboratories of Democracy enable large, diverse groups to dialogue and generate positive results. Many group processes engender enthusiasm and good feeling as people share their concerns and hopes with each other. Co-Laboratories go beyond this initial euphoria to: Discover root causes; Adopt consensual action plans; Develop teams dedicated to implementing those plans; and Generate lasting bonds of respect, trust, and cooperation.Co-Laboratories achieve these results by respecting the autonomy of all participants, and utilizing an array of consensus tools including discipline, technology and graphics that allow the stakeholders to control the discussion. These are explained in depth in a book authored by Alexander N. Christakis with Kenneth C. Bausch: Co-Laboratories of Democracy: How People Harness Their Collective Wisdom to Create the Future (Information Age, 2006).Co-Laboratories are a refinement of Interactive Management, a decision and design methodology developed over the past 30 years to deal with very complex situations involving diverse stakeholders. It has been successfully employed all over the world in situations of uncertainty and conflict. On Cyprus, for example, it has been used to bridge the divide between the Turkish and Greek factions on the island. It is currently being employed on that island to help Palestinian authorities organize their government.Co-Laboratories in one day can draw together a diverse group of people on an issue, elicit authentic feelings and respectful listening, generate agreed upon language, and identify leverage points for effective action. Participants will be able to generate a consensual action plan. Co-Laboratories generate real respect, understanding, and cooperation among participants and do it rapidly.
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Eloquent Science

Eloquent Science

This can be anything—classicalfiction, scientific papers writ— ten during the Victorian period, etc. ... Even if your assumptions are relatively commonplace for specialists such as yourself, future specialists reading your paper or ...

Author: David Schultz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781935704034

Category: Science

Page: 440

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Mary Grace Soccio. My writing could not please this kindhearted woman, no matter how hard I tried. Although Gifed and Talented seventh-grade math posed no problem for me, the same was not true for Mrs. Soccio’s English class. I was frustrated that my frst assignment only netted me a C. I worked harder, making re- sion afer revision, a concept I had never really put much faith in before. At last, I produced an essay that seemed the apex of what I was capable of wr- ing. Although the topic of that essay is now lost to my memory, the grade I received was not: a B?. “Te best I could do was a B??” Te realization sank in that maybe I was not such a good writer. In those days, my youthful hubris did not understand abouc t apacity bui- ing. In other words, being challenged would result in my intellectual growth— an academic restatement of Nietzsche’s “What does not destroy me, makes me stronger.” Consequently, I asked to be withdrawn from Gifed and Talented English in the eighth grade.
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Proceedings of the Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs

Proceedings of the Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs

E. Chivian ( USA ) TEN ASSUMPTIONS OF CIVIL DEFENCE PLANS FOR NUCLEAR WAR Large expenditures and elaborate plans for the civil defence of populations during a nuclear war have tended to convince increasing numbers that nuclear wars can ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105007344281

Category: Disarmament

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Proceedings of the Thirty first Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs Banff Alberta Canada 28 August 2 September 1981

Proceedings of the Thirty first Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs  Banff  Alberta  Canada  28 August 2 September 1981

The Search for Peace in a World in Crisis Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs (31st : 1981 : Banff, Alta.) E. Chivian ( USA ) TEN ASSUMPTIONS OF CIVIL DEFENCE PLANS FOR NUCLEAR WAR 1 1 Large expenditures and elaborate plans ...

Author: Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs (31st : 1981 : Banff, Alta.)

Publisher: London : The Conference

ISBN: UCAL:B3892606

Category: Disarmament

Page: 339

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Encyclopedia of Literature and Science

Encyclopedia of Literature and Science

It did not occur to him that an anthropologist , a scientist , and a humanist driving through Cambridge , typed lectures in briefcases , to catch the ten o'clock train to London , shared environment , assumptions , and way of life in ...

Author: Albert Gossin

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313305382

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 575

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This reference defines the rapidly emerging interdisciplinary field of literature and science. An introductory essay traces the history of the field, its growing reputation, and the current state of research. Broad in scope, the volume covers world literature from its beginnings to the present day and illuminates the role of science in literature and literary studies. This volume includes over 650 A-Z entries on: topics and themes, significant writers and scientists, key works, and important theories and methodologies.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Biophilosophy

Biophilosophy

The crucial question is whether this is possible as far as science is concerned. ... Thus, Wickler (1972), for example, elaborated on a “biology of the ten commandments. ... Biology remains rooted in philosophical assumptions.

Author: Rolf Sattler

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642711411

Category: Science

Page: 284

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This book is an introduction to biophilosophy, written primarily for the student of biology, the practicing biologist, and the educated layperson. It does not presuppose technical knowledge in biology or philosophy. However, it requires a willingness to examine the most basic foundations of biology which are so often taken for granted. Furthermore, it points to the bottomlessness of these foundations, the mystery of life, the Unnamable .,. I have tried to further the awareness that biological statements are based on philosophical assumptions which are present in our minds even before we enter the laboratory. These assumptions, which often harbor strong commitments, are exposed throughout the book. I have tried to show how they influence concrete biolog ical research as well as our personal existence and society. Thus, emphasis is placed on the connection between biophilosophy and biological research on the one hand, and biophilosophy and the human condition on the other.
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