A pioneer in the field of intuition development, Penney Peirce discussed the power of intuition as well as how frequencies shape our daily lives. She likened intuition to "direct knowing," where the correct answer is simply immediately known without the need of any proof. According to her, the mind often dismisses intuitive feelings in a myriad of ways, but once one begins to trust their "first impression" they will be begin to be able to glean critical knowledge from these insights.
She clarified that an intuitive decision differs from an emotional decision because the latter often involved bias such as fear of disappointing others or wanting something very badly. Recognizing the difference can be a process of trial and error, she explained, as those emotional decisions often result in negative results. On those who may be afraid to trust their intuition, Peirce observed that often they are concerned about opening themselves up to foreseeing something bad happening. However, she pointed out that, despite the more well known tales of dramatic intuition saving lives, "intuition actually fills up a lot of our daily life and it is a lot more ordinary than we might think."
Detailing her research into frequency, Peirce cited advances in science which indicate that the world is essentially made of energy. This energy includes human beings who, in turn, vibrate at different frequencies. As such, each individual has a "personal vibration" which she defined as "the energy that you give off at any given time." Much like a tuning fork, Peirce said, interacting with others can increase or decrease your frequency depending on their "personal vibration." She revealed how this concept relates to the popular notion of the "law of attraction." Contrary to the conventional idea, which suggests that one draws things they want towards them, Peirce said that it actually is a result of finding a common resonance.
In the fourth hour, legendary meteorologist John Coleman talked about the unfolding climate-gate controversy and reflected on his broadcasting career. Regarding the current scandal surrounding the global warming debate, he expressed disappointment that "the field I love, climatology, is suddenly rife with horrible fraud." He was skeptical of the theory that man has caused global warming, citing paleoclimatology studies which suggest we are experiencing a natural cycle. In recounting his broadcasting career, Coleman recalled being the weatherman for Good Morning America and how that led to his founding of the Weather Channel.
Project ExtInked is a British venture which hopes to raise awareness of threatened species by having them tattooed onto the bodies of volunteers. One hundred such committed individuals were chosen to be "lifetime ambassadors" for various species of endangered animals and plants. The project hopes that the conversations sparked by people inquiring about the volunteers' tattoos will help to spread the word about species in danger. More on the story at New Scientist.