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The God Within documentary - exposing the false philosophy of modern science

This mini-documentary by Mike Adams the Health Ranger exposes the false philosophy underpinning most of modern science. It explains why science is rooted in evil and destruction while harming life on our planet: GMOs, vaccines, psychiatric drugs, nuclear weapons — they’ve all been pursued and promoted under the brand of “science.” And yet, shockingly, modern scientists do not believe human beings are conscious beings. They claim we are all just “biological robots” which provides the philosophical pretext for genocide. See more at www.NaturalNews.TV

Once Stephen Hawking was associated with Adolf Hitler, that was it. He makes decent points, but I think knowledge in the field of science, particularly particle physics and theoretical physics is required to even begin making assumptions like this. For one, consciousness, free will, the “soul,” those are all aspects that thus far cannot be tested or observed. Science is studying testable and predictable aspects of life, and similarly, physics. So coming from a physicists point of view, your thoughts and feelings, your wants and needs, all stem from biochemical processes and neurological processes throughout your body and brain. Since chemistry and physics together unveil the laws of energy and matter, specifically throughout our body, that would make us machines of our inner workings. And with reference to the Copenhagen Interpretation, it has nothing to do with ‘keeping your mouth shut and doing calculations.’ Science abides by what’s observed, and if “consciousness” or what physicists say “observers” cause a wave collapse for quantum prediction, then it’s ridiculous to me that this is twisted in such a way to generalize physics in such a manner. With his reference to Stephen Hawking’s, “Philosophy is dead” quote, let’s consider the fact that original philosophy included studying the orbits of the heavens, the state of our earth and universe, and other details which was clearly taken over by strands of science. Yeah, Hawking continues to pose philosophical questions, seeming quite contradictory, how could we as a society deny that science hasn’t given us more knowledgeable benefits of orders of magnitude. Don’t even get me started on the whole, “If his book was published in Hitler’s time…” What distinguishes us from “animals” is intelligence and what we call “consciousness.” What if we discover consciousness to simply be a product of biochemical processes, and we don’t have a “soul?” That doesn’t mean we’re going to let go of our ethics because of a change in the way we view our lives… and if that did happen, well then I’d say we’d deserve it. Although, I don’t understand why this has to be a dictating characteristic of our ethics on human beings.

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Symphony of Science - The Poetry of Reality (An Anthem for Science)

[Michael Shermer]
Science is the best tool ever devised
For understanding how the world works

[Jacob Bronowski]
Science is a very human form of knowledge
We are always at the brink of the known

[Carl Sagan]
Science is a collaborative enterprise
Spanning the generations
We remember those who prepared the way
Seeing for them also

[Neil deGrasse Tyson]
If you’re scientifically literate,
The world looks very different to you
And that understanding empowers you

Refrain:
[Richard Dawkins]
There’s real poetry in the real world
Science is the poetry of reality

[Sagan]
We can do science
And with it, we can improve our lives

[Jill Tarter]
The story of humans is the story of ideas
That shine light into dark corners

[Lawrence Krauss]
Scientists love mysteries
They love not knowing
[Richard Feynman]
I don’t feel frightened by not knowing things
I think it’s much more interesting

[Brian Greene]
There’s a larger universal reality
of which we are all a part

[Stephen Hawking]
The further we probe into the universe
The more remarkable are the discoveries we make

[Carolyn Porco]
The quest for the truth, in and of itself,
Is a story that’s filled with insights

[Greene]
From our lonely point in the cosmos
We have through the power of thought
Been able to peer back to a brief moment
After the beginning of the universe

[PZ Myers]
I think that science changes the way your mind works
To think a little more deeply about things

[Dawkins]
Science replaces private predjudice
With publicly verifiable evidence

(source: incomprehensibleuniverse)

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So, is there a Grand Designer? Who lined up all this good fortune? In my opinion, not necessarily. Look at it this way: What if there were other universes, ones not as lucky as ours? Each of these universes could have come from its own Big Bang, with different laws of physics and different conditions. In some, gravity might not exist and there could be no life. In others, hydrogen might not fuse so there would be no stars, and again, no life. And for any number of reasons, universes could have come and gone without producing anything at all. So perhaps we should not be too surprised to find ourselves in a perfect universe, orbiting a perfect sun on a perfect planet because such perfect places are the only ones where life like us can exist. We are one of the many products of the universe; the result of an ancient and elegant mechanism but even this remarkable discovery is only just the beginning of what physics can tell us. We can find out what humankind will face in the distant future and ultimately, we might discover the fate of the universe itself.

Stephen Hawking - The Story of Everything

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Symphony of Science - ‘The Big Beginning’ (ft. Hawking, Sagan, Dawkins, Shears, Tyson)

[Hawking]
We observe that distant galaxies are moving away from us
They must have been closer together in the past

It was the beginning of the universe
And of time itself
Anything that happened before the big bang
Could not affect what happened after

[Dawkins]
The poetry of the expanding universe
The poetry of the complexity of life
We’re not normally equipped to understand
And science gives it to us

Science is opening your eyes
To the wonderfulness of what’s there
Science is opening your eyes
To the poetry of the expanding universe

[Sagan]
The early cosmos was everywhere white hot
But then as time passed
The radiation expanded and cooled

Then little pockets of gas began to grow
Steadily brightening, we call them the galaxies

[Shears]
In the big bang we had equal amounts of matter and anti-matter
And as soon as they met each other,
They annihilated together

And this battle played out
Whilst the universe expanded
In its first minute of existence

[DeGrasse Tyson]
It’s not all that hard to detect the big bang
All you need to do is change the channel
Until you come between two stations

About one percent of the snow and noise
Comes from the big bang itself
We’re all eavesdropping
On the birth pains of the cosmos

(source: incomprehensibleuniverse)

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Suppose there are an infinite number of universes with all possible different initial conditions. Only those universes which are expanding just fast enough to avoid recollapsing would contain galaxies, and hence intelligent life. [These] would in general approach isotropy. On this view, the fact that we observe the universe to be isotropic would be simply a reflection of our own existence.

Stephen Hawking

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If Euclidian space-time stretches back to infinite imaginary time, or else starts at a singularity in imaginary time, we have the same problem as in the classical theory of specifying the initial state of the universe: God may know how the universe began, but we cannot give any particular reason for thinking it began one way rather than another. On the other hand, the quantum theory of gravity has opened up a new possibility, in which there would be no boundary to space-time and so there would be no singularities at which the laws of science broke down, and no edge of space-time at which one would have to appeal to God or some new law to set the boundary conditions for space-time. One could say: “The boundary condition of the universe is that is has no boundary.” The universe would be completely self-contained and not affected by anything outside of itself. It would neither be crated nor destroyed. It would just BE.

Stephen Hawking

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