In lieu of an actual reality, we rush to create our own reality. So often, what we want to happen in life is upended by actual events; it’s no wonder we project our truth onto situations that counter our internal narrative. It’s easier than accepting disappointment or acknowledging we may be wrong.
In this week’s podcast I talk about our desire to speed up our natural evolution through technology and the potential problems this can cause. Elon Musk has spoken at length on the dangers of creating advanced artificial intelligence before we have understood the worst case scenarios. Our shortsightedness and failure to think through the consequences of our actions has caused us untold suffering in the past. So how can we develop the wisdom needed to evolve naturally?
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In this week’s podcast, I ask what part our own beliefs and intentions play in scientific experiments and how the power of intention can help us shape the world at large. With the help of biologist Rupert Sheldrake’s book “The Science Delusion” I talk about the assumptions made by the Materialist paradigm and discuss how the Placebo Effect and the Observer Effect are helping to upgrade this view of the universe.