Author and visionary scientist Gregg Braden talked about how our world is shaped by false scientific assumptions, and that in order for humanity to face its current set of crises it needs to overturn these obsolete ways of thinking. He outlined five key false assumptions that are still being taught in schools-- evolution explains life & human life, civilization only began about 5,000 years ago, consciousness is separate from our physical world, the space between things is empty, and nature is based on survival of the fittest. There is new scientific evidence to refute all of these ideas, he said.
"Darwinian assumptions...have caused some of the greatest suffering in the past that humankind has ever known," and is actually leading to the collapse of the economy, he commented. Studies have shown in that nature, cooperation and mutual aid is the model, and serves as a very successful survival strategy, rather than competition, he continued, adding that we are actually "wired" for peace, not war. Recent archeological discoveries point to civilizations being much older than 5,000 years (such as at Gobekli Tepe in Turkey), and most of these ancient sites do not show evidence for large scale warfare, he said. That has just been in the last 5,000 years, as Earth entered into a particular cycle based on its position in space, Braden explained.
Regarding the falsity that consciousness is separate from the physical world, he cited that we are now beginning to understand the significance of the magnetic field of the human heart. The magnetic fields of the Earth actually showed a spike on Sept. 11, 2001, around the time the images of the attack were shown around the world, which demonstrated the combined effect of human hearts experiencing emotion, he reported. More at the Global Coherence Initiative.
First hour guest, Larry Pratt, the Executive Director of Gun Owners of America, reacted to the ATF declaring that gun ownership by those with medical marijuana cards is illegal. They're putting the burden on the gun dealers to make this determination, when they have no way of knowing whether the person is being truthful or not about their drug use, he noted.
Bumper music from Monday October 10, 2011