Month: July 2017

Feminism and Propaganda: Torches of Freedom

“Torches of Freedom” was a phrase used to encourage women’s smoking by exploiting women’s aspirations for a better life during the women’s liberation movement in the United States. Cigarettes were described as symbols of emancipation and equality with men. The term was first used by psychoanalyst A. A. Brill when describing the natural desire for …

Is it possible that the universe began with no initial mass at all?

The materialist believes that everything which exist is particles, matter, atoms, electron, small billiard balls which interact with each other … and nothing else. They believe in a deterministic universe, where free will is a illusion, consciousness is only an epiphenomena of brain chemistry, nonlocality is a mathematical failure to explain physical reality because of …

The sun is a electromagnet

A major tenet of Electric Universe theory is that electrical currents flowing through the conductive medium of plasma induce powerful magnetic fields at all scales throughout the cosmos. Of course, on our own Earth, the Norwegian experimentalist Kristian Birkeland postulated more than a century ago that electrical current systems produce Earth’s auroras, a thesis confirmed …

Science Cannot Crack Consciousness

Some mind-ponderers, notably philosopher Colin McGinn, argue that consciousness is unsolvable. Philosopher Owen Flanagan calls these pessimists “mysterians,” after the 60’s-era rock group “Question Mark and the Mysterians.” Recently, physicist Edward Witten came out as a mysterian. Witten is regarded with awe by his fellow physicists, some of whom have compared him to Einstein and …

The Fight against Disease Mongering

Disease mongering turns healthy people into patients, wastes precious resources, and causes iatrogenic harm. Like the marketing strategies that drive it, disease mongering poses a global challenge to those interested in public health, demanding in turn a global response. What Is Disease Mongering? The problem of disease mongering is attracting increasing attention, though an adequate …