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Representations of, what I think are, the greatest scientific theories of all time.

5) Electromagnetism: the first image shows an electromagnetic wave, with Maxwell’s equation below it. James Maxwell receives most of the credit for the unification of electricity and magnetism, but he relied on the work done by Gauss, Faraday and Ampere.

4) The Pathogenic Theory of Medicine: the image shows pathogens (bacteria) during their reproduction, and the general molecular structure of penicillin; since antibiotics are arguably the most influential consequence of Germ Theory. The theory developed gradually due to the work of many historical physicians. And primarily by the first Microbiologist Anton van Leeuwenhoek, and also Robert Koch who designed the first clear criteria to establish a causal relationship between a microbe and a disease. Alexander Fleming is credited, as well, for discovering Penicillin.

3) The Theory of Relativity: there’s a two-dimensional illustration of a curved three dimensional space-time, due to the presence of mass. The assumption that space-time can be curved comes from General relativity, and is deduced from the equivalence principle. The image also shows a light cone, representing the limit of causality between events, as a consequence of the speed of light limit. Also, I added the main relationship between Energy and Momentum in relativistic mechanics (the relationship from which E=mc^2 can be derived). Albert Einstein receives most of the credit for Relativity theory, though his theory is based on other physicists’ work, most notably Lorentz transformation.

2) The Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection: the image shows a drawing of four evolving organisms, which resembles the evolution of amphibians from lobe-finned fish. (I actually evolved the organisms by taking the previous one and changing it slightly while drawing them :D).The image also shows a Phylogenetic tree of a species splitting into two (cladogenisis), and evolving in different branches afterwards. Natural selection was proposed by Charles Darwin. Alfred Russel Wallace is sometimes credited for independently developing a similar theory.

1) Quantum Mechanics: the image represents quantum theory by showing the mathematical formula for Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle, Schrodinger’s equation, and also a Feynman diagram of beta(-) decay. Quantum theory is arguably the greatest scientific achievement of man-kind. The credit goes to many physicists for founding and improving Quantum Mechanics, most importantly: Max Planck, Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr, Luise De Broglie, Werner Heisenberg, Erwin Schrodinger, Max Born, Wolfgang Pauli, Paul Dirac and Richard Feynman.

The ancient Romans were obsessed with both water and cleanliness. They “brought aqueducts, heated public baths, flushing toilets, sewers and piped water. They even had multiseat public bathrooms decked out with contour toilet seats, a sea sponge version of toilet paper and hand-washing stations.” You might think that this would have helped overall health in this ancient civilization– but not so!

“With all their body oils and bath rituals, [Piers Mitchell, a paleopathologist at the University of Cambridge] says, “they would have smelled clean, but they would have had infectious disease nonetheless.”

Mitchell focused his research on many reports that have tested for disease-causing microbes at Roman sites–– in mummies, fossilized feces, latrines, etc.

“’I thought we’d see a drop in the intestinal parasites that are spread by feces and poor sanitation compared with the Iron Age, when there weren’t any toilets. But, in fact, I didn’t see a drop at all,’ says Mitchell.”

The types of microbes and parasites that frequently cropped up in his research include: whipworm, roundworm, fleas, bedbugs, three varieties of lice, hookworm, pinworm, and and a single-celled parasite that causes dysentery. “Mitchell also posits that the Romans may have spread a humongous tapeworm from northern Europe as they carted their favorite condiment, fermented fish sauce, around the empire.”

Be sure to read more of this NPR story, “Friends, Romans, Countrymen, Lend Us Your Toilets (Without Parasites)” to find out the current hypotheses behind these prevalent Roman microbes.

Germs Rule the World

In 1882, Robert Koch discovered that a bacterium was behind the world’s leading cause of death: tuberculosis (TB). This brilliant combination of investigative logic and savvy microscopy refuted the conventional wisdom that TB was an inherited disease, or some form of cancer. Rather, TB was caused by a particularly wily and insatiable germ. This finding didn’t just accurately identify the agent behind the world’s leading cause of death. It also established an essential new paradigm for medicine.

There are those diseases that are caused by bacteria (and later, viruses), such as tuberculosis, typhoid and typhus fevers, and diphtheria; and those diseases caused by the body’s own failures, such as heart disease and cancer. For more than a century, this distinction has served as a sharp and clear line in our understanding of disease. But it is a distinction that may be on the verge of being itself replaced. Germs, it seems, may be at the root of more disease than we have given them credit for.

Read more. [Image: Alfred Eisenstaedt/AP]

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yes, all the daily showers, deodorants and antiseptic handwashes ubiquitous to the developed world weren’t always so :D The queen who bathed only twice referred to by Iran and Spain is Spanish Queen Isabel I :P

European civilisations like Rome and Greece were pretty clean- they had lots of public baths and a sophisticated plumbing system to pump water to houses. But from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance, there was a mistaken belief that bathing too much was unhealthy and left one susceptible to the various plagues sweeping Europe, such as the bubonic plague (aka Black Death). Alas, they had zero idea of the germ theory. Also, there was some Christian interpretations that bathing too much was kind of worldly. Renaissance Europe did have bath houses, but at that time, they were seen as centres of moral degeneration because prostitution took place there, total nudity while bathing became frowned upon, and women in general were discouraged from visiting them. By contrast, the Asian civilisations were a lot cleaner for various reasons. 

In Ottoman Turkey and Safavid Persia/Iran washing oneself was very integral to Islamic ritual. This would have been the case for Mughal India, which was Islamic too- and anyway, Hinduism also placed emphasis on cleanliness. Japan and China have always had a long history of bath houses, (also hot springs in the case of Japan). In China, it was thought that taking in the waters was good. Turkey’s last comment is a reference to how the idea of Turkish bath houses would eventually become popular in Victorian England :P

Healing and Medicine in Thedas

This is a collection of posts and conversations about healing and medicine, both magical and non-magical, in Thedas.  A lot of it is necessarily headcanon, but reading through some or all of these may help people formulate their own ideas of how these work, for writing purposes.

If you’re aware of any posts, conversations, or links not included here that you think should be, please let me know or reblog and add.

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Mercury kills everything it comes into contact with, which is why mercury is used as an antibacterial preservative and it is used as a disinfectant in bandaids and gauze (mercuric chloride)*.  Ever wonder why cuts and scrapes heal quicker when you don’t cover them up?   

Why are we poisoning ourselves while thinking we are helping ourselves with preservatives and disinfectants?  Could it be because we have been massively psy-oped for many generations into believing that germs cause disease? 

Maybe it’s time to look at its opposing theory which proposes it’s the environment which determines what disease and germs you will get.  In other words,  it’s the poison that dictates the disease and the morphing inside our cells to form microbial forms that act as garbage processors as needed , not the other way around.   

This is the reason I keep repeating disinfo kills more massively than nuclear weapons. Get on the correct side of the germ theory scam (pushed by the Vatican), and you will never be scammed by the Medical Cartel again.

related articles: Humans Have Ten Times More Bacteria Than Human Cells

Pasteur vs Bechamp, the Germ Theory The Birth of Modern Medicine

*will be exposed in future post.

Currently Reading: Susan Sontag - Illness as Metaphor

I picked up this slim (90 pages and pocket-sized) essay from a used bookstore this weekend, and it is absolutely fascinating. I’ve only just started it, but so far the rough shape it takes is a comparison between metaphorical perceptions about tuberculosis in the 19th century and perceptions of cancer in contemporary society. We can still see the TB trope in adaptations of 19th century works–the sensitive artist who coughs weakly and surreptitiously into a handkerchief on which we catch a glimpse of a smattering of blood. Even as germ theory became a mainstream belief, the idea of “disease” being linked to the psyche and the character still hadn’t completely shaken loose. Sontag contrasts this perception with the modern perception of cancer, which is often seen in a more negative light.

What I can’t help thinking about is that Sontag wrote it in 1978–just 10 years later it would become more relevant than she could have imagined as the AIDS crisis exploded. The 20th century quickly proved it was no better than the 19th–AIDS is still seen as a disease that is solely the domain of gay men and drug abusers, and mainstream reactions to Charlie Sheen’s admission of his HIV positive status are a testament to that. If you’re looking for a fast but revelatory read that links the past painfully to the present, this is a text for you.

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Deprogramming the Medical Fraud Matrix Part II
All roads lead to Rome.  To be more specific: The Vatican.

This interview, exposes the flawed foundational matrix that the current conventional medical system in the western world is based upon, the germ theory.  Pasteur and the Vatican are at the center of it.  If you don’t have a good understanding of the history and the horrendous ramifications of this insidious theory, you will NEVER break free from the drugs and surgery mindframe that is so rampant in this sick world.    This psy-op is the reason why people use incredibly toxic disinfectants to kill germs, justify using chemical warfare poisons as chemotherapy for the already extremely toxic cancer patients, Lysol-ing everything and everywhere, Chlorox-ing this and that.   The  "as-long-as-germs-are dead, we-win" mentality is killing humanity, plants, animals, insects, microbial life.  Basically all life in general on this planet is getting obliterated due to this false indoctrination. 

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The First Vaccine — The Art of Chinese Viriolation

Smallpox was one of the worst diseases to ever afflict mankind, claiming hundreds of millions, if not billions of lives throughout all of history.  Thus, it is no wonder that the first vaccines were developed to guard against smallpox.  The first proto-vaccines were practiced in China in the 15th century, perhaps as early as the 10th century.  The Chinese method was nothing like modern vaccination methods, but was an early form of viriolation (inoculation against smallpox), a method first coined by the English physician Edward Jenner.  The early Chinese method of viriolation was to take the dried out scabs of smallpox victims.  The scabs would then be ground into a powder, then blown through a pipe into the nostrils of the patient. There was a bit of ceremony behind the act; typically viriolation was done with a decorative silver pipe, and boys were viriolated through the right nostril while girls were viriolated through the left nostril.

While the Chinese at the time had no knowledge of germ theory and little knowledge of immunology, the purpose of this was to infect the patient with a mild form of smallpox.  Indeed, the dried out scabs would contain weakened or dead smallpox virus, which the human immune system could easily fight off or at least obtain an immunological memory from its antigens.  Viriolation became popular in China, especially among nobles and the upper class.  One doctor named Zhang Yan boasted that he had successfully viriolated up to 9,000 people.  In the 18th century a Japanese physician reported that around 80%-90% of China’s upper class families had their children viriolated.

The practice of Chinese viriolation was not without risks, as the virus could mutate and the patient become infected with full blown smallpox.  However, the benefits far outweighed the risks in an age when smallpox decimated entire societies.  Over time the Chinese would perfect their technique, finding easier and safer ways to infect patients.  Their methods would spread across the Silk Road, being adopted in India, the Middles, and by the 18th century in Europe.  It was then that Dr. Edward Jenner would experiment with various viriolation methods.  It was in 1796 that he would develop the first modern vaccine by inoculating patients with cowpox, a disease similar to cowpox but much less deadly, and thus make them immune to smallpox.  Today, the use of vaccines are a staple of modern society.  The last case of smallpox occurred in 1977. 

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Is Modern Medicine Founded on Error? 

The War on Germs is the War on You, and The War on any Disease is the War on You, here’s why:

(Extremely important post, if you don’t have time to read now, save and read later thoroughly, this may one day save your life, as this is your key to break free from the medical mafia spellbind/hypnosis) @askthinkharder

Modern medicine is firmly founded on the “Germ Theory of Disease” promulgated by Louis Pasteur in the 1860’s. Pasteur’s 140-year-old theory is still the medical paradigm upon which Western medicine fights disease as we enter the 21st century.

[listen to radio show which explains how Pasteur took orders from the Pope and Vatican to spread lies known as the germ theory]

But with a huge increase today in infectious diseases and the rapidly rising epidemic of cancer, diabetes, heart disease and other chronic illnesses; we have to wonder if Pasteur’s theory is really that sound.  […]

According to Pasteur:

  • ·    Germs, or microbes, cause disease
  • ·    Germs invade the body from the outside, i.e., air, water, or food
  • ·    Human blood is sterile and can only be infected by outside microbes
  • ·    Germs are monomorphic, i.e., they have only one form and can be identified by species
  • ·    Specific diseases are caused by specific germs
  • ·    Germs should be killed by pharmaceutical drugs


[…] Koch’s contribution to the germ theory was to prove that a specific type of germ caused a specific disease, that the germ would be found in all people suffering from that particular disease but not healthy people, and that every person exposed to these germs would fall ill with disease.

However, Koch had to abandon part of his first postulate when he discovered that healthy people could carry the germs of certain diseases and yet show no symptoms. He also had to revise his third postulate when it was shown that some people could be exposed to virulent germs yet not catch the disease.

The “proofs” of the new Germ Theory were already showing flaws.

Still, despite being highly controversial in the late 1800s, the Germ Theory was quickly adopted by the medical powers of the day. This new theory about germs invading from outside the body empowered the medical and pharmaceutical industry as guardians of human and animal health. People became dependent on the fledgling medical/drugs industry for information and protection from disease. Thus, Modern Medicine was born.  […]

Béchamp and others in the scientific community opposed the germ theory and advocated the theory of pleomorphism, saying:

  • ·    Acidic terrain, not germs, cause disease
  • ·   Germs are already in the body by the billions and don’t necessarily have to come from without (although that can sometimes happen)
  • ·    Blood is not sterile but can contain many microbial forms
  • ·   Germs are pleomorphic, i.e., they can change through many forms (Dr Gaston Naessens identified a microbe undergoing 16 different stages of   evolution)
  • ·    Virtually all diseases are caused by acidic terrain
  • ·    Diseases can be prevented or reversed by increasing the alkalinity of the terrain

What led Professor Béchamp to formulate his pleomorphic theory was the discovery of great numbers of small grainy objects in live blood samples which he observed through his microscope. Many of his contemporaries dismissed these tiny life forms as laboratory contamination which were of no importance. But they intrigued Béchamp. He named them “microzymas” or “little bodies”.

He found microzymas present in every cell in the bloodstream, in animals, in plants, and even in rocks. He found them present in the remains of dead animals many years after the animal’s body had withered away to dust. He observed that in a healthy organism, microzymas work at repairing and nourishing all cells; but when the terrain becomes acidic, the microzymas morph into viruses, bacteria, yeast, fungus, and mold and prepare to break the host down.

Béchamp’s work was ignored, ridiculed, suppressed, and soon forgotten. Down through the years, some scientists discovered pleomorphic phenomena for themselves - Enderlein, Rife, Reich, Livingston-Wheeler, Naessens, and more recently, in the U.S., Dr. Robert O. Young (San Diego) and Dr. David Jubb (New York). Most had no recourse to the works of earlier scientists and thought that their discoveries were unique to them. Like Béchamp before them, they too found their discoveries ignored or suppressed.

All of them were fascinated with the “little bodies” that Béchamp had called “microzymas”. Enderlein called them “protits”, Livingston-Wheeler called them “Progenitor cryptocides”, and Naessens called them “somatids”. But all found that they couldn’t destroy these “little bodies” even when subjecting them to excessive carbonizing temperatures or high dosage radiation.

Dr. David Jubb calls them “Colloids of Life” and says that they are indestructible. They resist “enormous heat, radiation, and chemicals and can reside in petrochemical solution, in hot rock deep within the Earth, in meteorites and in radioactive water inside nuclear power stations. Upon the loss of life of its host, colloid of life return to the earth.  A colloid of life is the unknown factor between the animate and the inanimate.” (Jubbs Cell Rejuvenation, p.14.)

That last sentence has quite a resonance. Dr. Jubb is saying that colloids of life, or microzymas, are the smallest observable life forms between spirit and matter.

We still have a lot to learn about life, medicine, and healing but we need to approach these things with an open, inquisitive mind.

How long will it take modern medicine to accept that germs don’t cause disease but only appear as a result of disease? Who will fund research into the pleomorphic work begun by Béchamp, Enderlein, Rife and others? Who is brave enough to confront Big Pharma’s doctrinaire, Pasteurian approach to drug based medicine?

When a group of people are exposed to a virus or food toxin, modern medicine examines only those who get sick. What they should do is examine those who didn’t get sick. One would no doubt find that the sick people had acidic blood and tissue while those who didn’t succumb to the virus/toxin were alkaline. Therein lies the key to health.

Disease cannot take hold in an alkaline body. An alkalising diet and way of living can prevent and reverse disease. But don’t expect this to be endorsed by orthodox medicine – there’s no profit in it.

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[In a nut shell, what you are not being told is that germs like ecoli, salmonella, staph, strept, mold, fungi, and other microbial life is essentially you, a part of you that gets activated to address toxicity and other issues like trauma repair/compensation, etc.  When the landscape in your body is back to normal, with no foreign objects, toxins, etc, all the “microbes” go back to their dormant state of being black little specks as seen in special microscopes, and stand by until the next crisis.  This is why killing them when they are active with toxic antibiotics and other chemicals harms you the host and only creates more problems.  You are the microbes and microbes are you]


further reading on this subject:  Pg 161-171

Doing last-minute final prep for Medical Society this morning and found out that Ignaz Semmelweiss was committed to an insane asylum, probably for Alzheimer’s Disease, where he was beaten repeatedly to death.

Ignaz Semmelweiss is, in my opinion, one of the most influential doctors in history and I always thought it was sad he didn’t get any credit when he was alive. Without him, who knows when doctors would have grasped the concept of washing their hands repeatedly?

Finding out that was so much more depressing though.

Germ theory

by Walene James

GERM THEORY (PASTEUR) (first line)

CELLULAR THEORY (BECHAMP). (Second line)

1. Disease arises from micro-organisms outside the body.
Disease arises from micro-organisms within the cells of the body.
2. Micro-organisms are generally to be guarded against.
These intracellular micro-organisms normally function to build and assist in the metabolic processes of the body.
3. The function of micro-organisms is constant.
The function of these organisms changes to assist in the catabolic (disintegration) processes of the host organism when that organism dies or is injured, which may be chemical as well as mechanical.
4. The shapes and colours of micro-organisms are constant
Micro-organisms change their shapes and colours to reflect the medium
5. Every disease is associated with a particular micro-organism
Every disease is associated with a particular condition.
6. Micro-organisms are primary causal agents.
Micro-organisms become “pathogenic” as the health of the host organism deteriorates. Hence, the condition of the host organism is the primary causal agent.
7. Disease can “strike” anybody.
Disease is built by unhealthy conditions.
8. To prevent disease we have to “build defences”.
To prevent disease we have to create health.

I find this interesting because even though allopathic medicine is built on the germ theory, it is most recently been said by some that children are born with disease and potential to spread to others. I personally find that bizarre but still it does against germ theory. If my child is healthy I don’t believe they can spread harmful germs but this seems to be the new argument, possibly by confused people. It can be a confusing issue, first do no harm and learn as much as you can. Stop the blame.