Thursday, May 25, 2023

Science and Super Humanity

I believe a science of superhumanity is possible; my belief is based on a mass of empirical data. We need to think carefully about this possibility. So far, despite their great achievements, science and technology have brought us to the brink of nuclear annihilation and climate catastrophe.  But science also holds out a promise of human transformation and planetary revival The human situation is up for grabs, we’re at a crossroads.  But there is a problem with the concept of truth..


Can  a society with a twisted sense of truth long survive?  Can we manage when  basic factual truth is in jeopardy?  We are, after all, hacking our way through an age of fake news. The fakery is pervasive. Capitalism, politics, spying, advertising, business, the infinite varieties of scamming and conning. This grand falsification process is mediated by our communication technologies. And ‘communication’ is changing.  It is now possible to construct auditory, visual, and behavioral replicas of real people that come to life in digital space. AI ChatGPT and related programs enormously raise the specter of new forms of deception.   


From all sides it seems the idea of truth is facing a crisis.  To fend off the agents of falsification that plague us, beware the shysters constantly trying to con us. The general rule is, the bigger the capitalist entity, the more ruthless the likely deception.  We should suspect the claims of certain politicians and their acolytes.  By far the most spectacular  is the phenomenon of the Trumpian base and cynical Republican affiliates. Truth here lies in bloody pieces thrown into our faces, thanks to the pathological liar and rapist, Donald Trump.


We’re not surprised by all the lying and chicanery that revolve around politics and the American gods of money and power. But what about science? Science, by definition, is an institution dedicated to knowledge and truth.  We expect more from scientists when it comes to matters of truth.  Follow the facts wherever they lead us is the ideal of authentic scientists.   


But scientists are human beings and subject to forces that can deform their sense of truth. Some scientists are known to take bribes from corporate entities in exchange for endorsing—lying about—the endorsed product.  The money motive for lying here is plain enough.


Scientists are sometimes paid or compelled to lie by the government for security reasons.  For example, since 1947 the U.S. Government and scientific personnel actively concealed the truth about UFOs and UAPs from the American people for various ill-conceived reasons. So, when a psychiatrist like John Mack reported his research on alien abduction he was attacked by his Harvard compatriots.  Since 2017 the Government has opened the question for discussion, and admitted the reality of an alien technology that regularly enters our airspace—a “technology” that clearly transcends anything known to current science.  In fact, the presence of this super-technology operating with impunity in our midst is a topic of great significance—but oddly has  retired to the files of YouTube and is rarely discussed in mainline venues.   


There’s something else. A scientist may deny or trivialize a matter of fact because it has implications he doesn’t like.  This is the more egregious sin against science.  The example that comes to mind is the Big Bang Theory of the birth of the universe 13.7 billion years ago.  This is the theory widely accepted by scientists today, especially in light of the most recent research.  The theory at first was dismissed with contempt, for example, by Einstein, by Eddington, and by many of the leading lights in the field of cosmology.  Why the contempt?  The Big Bang seemed to imply something obnoxious to  physicists firmly committed to materialism and atheism.


In 1927, Georges LemaĆ®tre published a paper that predicted the expansion of the universe of galaxies.  There were observations beginning to suggest that startling fact. The idea of an expanding universe was not consistent with what Einstein, Eddington and others believed to be an eternal, static, steady-state universe.


LemaĆ®tre inferred that an expanding universe must have originated at a previous time from a super dense singularity of some physical reality.  The universe exploded out of this physical singularity creating time and space, a universe that is still expanding  and at an accelerating rate.  Big Bang cosmology has clearly ousted the steady-state cosmology, in spite of the physicists that first rejected the theory.  The  atheists were appalled. In a broad way, the Big Bang seems consistent with Biblical creationism. But so what? The truth is that nobody has a clue to what really caused the Big Bang, if there was a Big Bang.  The universe seems to be an effect with an unknown cause, but a reality with a finite history.  Sorry, Einstein.


The atheist physicists had a hard time processing this cosmological surprise.  Moreover, Lemaitre, in addition to being a brilliant mathematician and physicist, was a Catholic priest.  But, as Lemaitre rightly understood and clearly stated, the Big Bang model of cosmic creation favors no religion.  Nonetheless, the antagonism toward the theory was (and still is) weighty, precisely because it can be construed as having religious significance.  But the resistance is not science; it’s ideology and fascist metaphysics.


There is another example of science in denial (or in retreat) from a mass of highly significant empirical data.  In a way that exactly parallels the hostile reception of the Big Bang theory, most  scientists (not necessarily physicists) have been and still are instinctively on guard and reluctant (at least publicly) to engage with the wide world of paranormal phenomena. Paranormal phenomena like levitation, precognition, instantaneous healing, the materialization of physical objects, indications of postmortem survival, and so on, are construed as supportive of mentalistic worldviews where miracles, life after death, and supernatural beings are treated as real. All this is rightly construed as a mortal threat to reductive scientific materialism.


Respect for factual truth needs to be instilled in the common consciousness.    Without it we’re easily misled and manipulated. Materialist science would deny  truths that may hold the secret of our evolutionary advance as a species. The unidentified beings the government lied about point to our potential evolution. For a more exact picture of what that may look like, see the data we call supernormal or miraculous—our extended mental, physical and spiritual powers.  In a fact-based model of what is possible, we can contemplate an outline of our futuristic identity.  My next post will sketch a more detailed picture of a fact-based futuristic version of our bedevilled species.   







Miguel said...

Sadly, fraud in science is probably much more rampant than your post suggests. For example, consider the following: The reason why most published papers are later retracted from journals is because of some type of research misconduct. Well, last year alone, nearly 5,000 papers were retracted from the scientific literature, Admittedly, that number is still a tiny fraction of the entire scientific literature, which is estimated to be about 1.8 million papers per year. But other indicators suggest that fraudulent papers will proliferate in the near future and the rise of 'paper mills',, has greatly contributed to this malignancy. Now, with the advent of AI-driven programs like ChatGPT, which greatly facilitates the production of many forms of written work, the future of looks pretty bleak.

ecoecho said...

Hi Professor Michael Grosso: I'm uploading a new talk on my youtube channel - I mention levitation again and my new article on global warming. Have you really researched the military disinformation surrounding "ufos" - i.e. aliens? There's been serious critique of hypnosis as a valid technique - in "ufology" - Greg Bishop delved into this - his book "Project Beta" is a good source on alien military disinfo. The book "Stargate Conspiracy" by Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince is another good source - they did a recent talk on youtube, a couple years ago, from a conference - on their Stargate Conspiracy book. People think they have taken it "too far" but I think they make a valid claim. haha. Mark Pilkington then made a book and documentary inspired by Greg Bishop's book. Nick Redfern's book "Body Snatcher's in the Desert" was a great expose on Roswell - that has been so central to ufology.
Also I recommend Douglas Valentine's new book "Pisces Moon: The Dark Arts of Empire" - and also H.P. Albarelli's books on the CIA mind control background. I also wrote a recent book focused on Andrija Puharich, paranormal, disinformation and noncommutativity - "There Is No Spoon" is the book title. It's on my academia edu site as "drew hempel" or else on Lulu - if you got to their bookstore and search the title.

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