Appearing during the middle two hours, founder of the Global Consciousness Project (GCP), Roger Nelson discussed his efforts to scientifically quantify activity of consciousness in the world. The GCP continuously collects data from a network of random number generators located at 65 sites around the world, and examines correlations that may reflect the activity of consciousness. For example, specific global events such as 9-11 have set off spikes in the pattern of the number generators that are statistically very unlikely to occur randomly. This type of evidence has led Nelson to conclude that large scale group consciousness can have effects in the physical world.
Spikes in the number generators seen just before major events indicate that global consciousness can have premonitions just as individual humans do, Nelson noted. The brain's neurons result in consciousness-- even though the neurons don't know anything about consciousness, they produce it. Humans operate in a somewhat similar fashion in the way they create a global consciousness, he suggested. Humanity may be capable of a consciousness evolution, tapping into the unitary whole, he added.
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First hour guest, food safety expert Jeff Nelken shared an update, noting that bacteria can be found in reused shopping bags, as well as on shopping carts. Some stores are now offering antibacterial wipes that can be used on shopping cart handles. He also warned about carcinogens added to food by cooking on outdoor grills. Don't have the coals burning hot, and keep the temperature no higher than 350 degrees, he suggested.