the biology of belief

It is important to view knowledge as sort of a semantic tree - make sure you understand the fundamental principles, ie the trunk and big branches, before you get into the leaves/details. Otherwise there is nothing for them to hang on to.
—  Elon Musk
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Happy birthday to Ernst Haeckel! The German artist, zoologist, and evolutionist was born on this day in 1834. 

A prolific writer and talented artist, Haeckel became one of the most forceful and outspoken advocate for evolutionary ideas in continental Europe. He was also a great popularizer of science, and Haeckel’s lectures and his books—which at the time sold many more copies in many more languages than did Charles Darwin’s own—played a critical role in promoting evolutionary thought to a wide European audience. 

While on a trip in Messina, Sicily, Haeckel first encountered huge aggregations of the marine microorganisms known as radiolarians. Viewed under a microscope, their glassy (silica) skeletons revealed unimaginably intricate, often perfectly symmetrical geometric forms. For Haeckel, who was struggling to reconcile his idealist romanticist beliefs with the seeming reductionism of modern biology, these extraordinarily beautiful creatures provided a way to resolve the conflict. Study of their endless forms provided an outlet for his artistic talents while revealing to him nature’s inner mysteries. 

See more of Ernst Haeckel’s work in the exhibition, Opulent Oceans: Extraordinary Rare Book Selections from the American Museum of Natural History, now on view at the Museum. 

Why I’m against gender equality

That my friends is what we in the business call clickbait. I honestly can’t believe that gender studies is an actual thing. As a young, liberal person, most people would expect me to hop on the boat and say that there are more than two genders. But that is a sinking boat.

Sex- When you look between your legs, what do you see? For the purposes of this writing it’s either going to be a penis or a vagina.

Gender- For the traditional view, it’s the either the short haired one that can be president or the second class one that can cook better than it can drive.

It is my belief based on fact, logic and biology that there are only two sexes, penis owner and vagina owner. In my eyes, there are only two genders also. Sex is based on your physical body; gender is what role you choose to play in our society. Most times the gender matches the sex, you will either have a penis owner who grows up with the values of providing, protecting, and being enough, or vagina owners who grow up with the values of nurturing, nourishing, and relying on a penis owner. This assumption comes the minute we are born when we are wrapped in either a blue or pink blanket.

These gender roles can change over time, in fact they are getting more liberal, but they will never be equal. These two genders only exist culturally and socially, and many liberal people are pushing to add more. I can’t emphasize how wrong this is.

I admire gender fluid people; those who identify with whatever gender they are feeling at the time, maybe they wake up male, and by lunch they are female. They choose which social role they are going to fill at a moment’s notice. Although it is admirable, it just beating around the bush.

Just don’t identify yourself as anything.

Although, people will identify you as the gender the matches your sex and that can be a nuisance, so take it a step further.

Refuse to acknowledge the genders of others.

It’s what needs to be done; it frees them. Some people will fight you. They will hold on to their unseen chains with pride, apathetic to the fact that they aren’t even there.

Let’s live in the real world a moment. Sexes exist. Genitals exist. Genders don’t. Genders are what corporations ask you so they know whether to advertise a blue bike or a pink bike to you. The last thing our society needs is another demographic. I find it hard to believe that even trans people just want to fit into a different social role; I don’t want to fit into a role at all.

Who said we had to choose? Why do others make the choice for us? Why can’t we realize that the emperor is naked?

Ideal Scenario:

People exist. Individuals are born equal and are seen for their actions, values, and characteristics. Everyone’s sexuality is pansexuality, sure people have preference about genitals, but attraction is based on character before sex comes into play. Aesthetic identity has a new role, whatever you want it to be. You can’t just glance at someone and know what kind of genitals they have. You don’t care.

The societal impact equality form birth would have is extraordinary.

Apartheid

Wait what? We were just talking about gender?!

Actually we were talking about the harm demography, labeling, and stereo typing does, but I see your point.

Apartheid didn’t just come to be, it was constructed. The leaders told the people that they were different from each other and that differences were bad. Each tribe was its own society, looking down upon the rest with blame. As a result, South Africa kinda sucked. It wasn’t able to flourish until it was united. Race, language, and skin color were the tools used to hurt this society.

We have gender.

We aren’t able to flourish as a society with these gender roles glaring at us every time we see someone in a skirt. This demographic category is just another thing to promote our differences and it needs to be destroyed.

If you are unhappy with your societal conditions, change them.

Don’t identify as male or female. Those roles weren’t made for you.

Don’t recognize the gender roles of others. Just see them for who they are, and let them be.

Identify as yourself.

why are biology profs so obsessed with making their students change their beliefs to be the same as the profs’? they’re always on about how they want to change our perception, about how we think, etc. It’d be really nice if you taught me more biology and applications of it without trying to shove your belief down my throat?

I know a lot of people complain that religious people shove their beliefs down ppl’s throats––and in history, yes, that has been an issue and it exists.

but nowadays bio profs are freely going against students who believe in creationism and rudely telling us our beliefs are all wrong and that you can’t believe in a mix of evolution and creationism? like who gives you the right??? we’re moving past enforcing religious beliefs and now we’re forcing anti-creationism beliefs?

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Bruce Lipton - ‘The Power Of Consciousness’ - Interview by Iain McNay

Bruce is a cellular biologist who is the author of “The Biology Of Belief” and “Spontaneous Evolution”. He talks about his life, his work, and how he sees the predicament of the human race.

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Dr. Wayne Dyer & Dr. Bruce Lipton have a discussion about “The Biology Of Belief” on the Hay House Radio Stage at the I Can Do It! Las Vegas (Part 1).

Faith and Biology

There are two roads you can take when you’re pursuing a science degree. You either let science enhance your faith or let it destroy your beliefs. I’ve been studying Biology for almost two and a half years straight. The things I’ve learned make God infinitely more amazing in my eyes. My faith has been struggling, it always has, but that doesn’t dissuade me from finishing my degree and becoming a doctor one day. So if you’re scared about that other road that you might take when you pursue a science degree, test your faith. You just might shock yourself.