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    Could humans live to 500 years old? Scientists believe genetic tweaks could significantly extend our lifespan


    • Californian scientists tweaked two genetic pathways in the worm Caenorhabditis elegans to amplify its lifespan
    • They said the worms lived to the human equivalent of 400 to 500 years
    • Research raises the prospect of anti-ageing treatments based on genetic interactions, and the next step is to investigate if the effects occur in mice



    Read more: Could humans live to 500 years old? Scientists believe genetic tweaks could significantly extend our lifespan | Daily Mail Online

    “I am working on immortality,” says Michael Rose, a professor of evolutionary biology at the University of California, Irvine, who has achieved breakthrough results extending the lives of fruit flies. “Twenty years ago the idea of postponing aging, let alone reversing it, was weird and off-the-wall. Today there are good reasons for thinking it is fundamentally possible.”

    Cambridge University geneticist Aubrey de Grey has famously stated, “The first person to live to be 1,000 years old is certainly alive today …whether they realize it or not, barring accidents and suicide, most people now 40 years or younger can expect to live for centuries.”

    “There are many, many different components of ageing and we are chipping away at all of them,” said Robert Freitas at the Institute for Molecular Manufacturing, a non-profit, nanotech group in Palo Alto, California. “It will take time and, if you put it in terms of the big developments of modern technology, say the telephone, we are still about 10 years off from Alexander Graham Bell shouting to his assistant through that first device. Still, in the near future, say the next two to four decades, the disease of ageing will be cured.”


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    That's how you psychically stole Young's experiment? You are like two or three hundred years old?

    Myself, I thought you were able to time travel!


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    'Vampire therapy'


    It may seem the stuff of gothic horror novels, but transfusions of young blood could reverse the ageing process and even cure Alzheimer’s Disease, scientists believe.





    Now scientists have found that young blood actually ‘recharges’ the brain, forms new blood vessels and improves memory and learning.

    In parallel research, scientists at Harvard University also discovered that a ‘youth protein’ which circulates in the blood is responsible for keeping the brain and muscles young and strong.
    The protein, known as ‘GDF11’, is present in the bloodstream in large quantities when we are young but peters out as we age.


    “This should give us all hope for a healthier future,” said Prof Doug Melton, of Harvard's Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology.
    “We all wonder why we were stronger and mentally more agile when young, and these two unusually exciting papers actually point to a possible answer.
    “There seems to be little question that, GDF11 has an amazing capacity to restore aging muscle and brain function.”
    Last year the team discovered that the protein could repair damaged hearts. But the new study showed that that raising the levels of the GDF11 protein in older mice improved the function of every organ in the body.


    Harvard stem cell biologist Prof Lee Rubin added: “We do think that, at least in principal, there will be a way to reverse some of the decline of aging with a single protein.
    "It isn't out of question that GDF11, or a drug developed from it, might be worthwhile in Alzheimer's Disease.”
    It is likely that the protein is at least partly responsible for the parallel finding by Stanford University that young blood can reverse the signs of ageing.

    Evidence was seen of new connections forming in the hippocampus, a brain region vital to memory and sensitive to ageing.

    Dendritic spines - finger-like extensions from the branches of neurons that are thought to play a role in memory formation - also became more dense.


    'Vampire therapy' could reverse ageing, scientists find - Telegraph
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beer w/Straw View Post
    That's how you psychically stole Young's experiment? You are like two or three hundred years old?

    Myself, I thought you were able to time travel!
    Where is Young now? And where is Jung now? Now if you want to time travel the past must be now present in some way. When life is active and alive you may directly interact with it, so long as it is here presently in some active way. They must be alive in some way, in yourself, in your connection to that moment in time, right now. Their life and yours, intermingling, a channel, a connection, an embrace. mmmm You think?
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    Anti-ageing compound set for human trials after turning clock back for mice


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    , involving Harvard University and the University of NSW, discovered a way of restoring the efficiency of cells, completely reversing the ageing process in muscles.

    Two-year-old mice were given a compound over a week, moving back the key indicators of ageing to that of a six-month-old mouse. Researchers said this was the equivalent of making a 60-year-old person feel like a 20-year-old.

    It’s hoped the research, published in Cell, will be expanded to humans as early as next year, with scientists set to look at how the theory of age reversal can be used to treat diseases such as cancer, dementia and diabetes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emilito View Post
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    That's how you psychically stole Young's experiment? You are like two or three hundred years old?

    Myself, I thought you were able to time travel!
    Where is Young now? And where is Jung now? Now if you want to time travel the past must be now present in some way. When life is active and alive you may directly interact with it, so long as it is here presently in some active way. They must be alive in some way, in yourself, in your connection to that moment in time, right now. Their life and yours, intermingling, a channel, a connection, an embrace. mmmm You think?
    Never thought of it that way before.

    I need to get some sleep now.
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    Earth is already extremely over crowded. You really want people to live 500yrs? imagine our population growth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoldenRatio View Post
    Earth is already extremely over crowded. You really want people to live 500yrs? imagine our population growth.
    Then I guess we'll just have to show them the doors, open them, and let them out of their rooms. 123. Besides if you may notice i do not usually hang out in the main streams nowadays. But I guess if you have nowhere to go then you must stay right? Everywhere is mapped already and full. History is a stone wall. But can you learn to go where history is not..present? where something is beginning, or not yet formed? Where as Shroedinger explains there is no cat in the box, and yet also a cat in the box, both and/or neither, before the box is opened. Can you fill the box, or predict what is in it before you open it based from your own knowledge of reality? Because your box is already full of an overcrowded populace that you can not escape from, and you haven't even opened it yet! Maybe you should look outside the box? Maybe what is in your box will lead you out of it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by emilito View Post
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    Earth is already extremely over crowded. You really want people to live 500yrs? imagine our population growth.
    Then I guess we'll just have to show them the doors, open them, and let them out of their rooms. 123. Besides if you may notice i do not usually hang out in the main streams nowadays. But I guess if you have nowhere to go then you must stay right? Everywhere is mapped already and full. History is a stone wall. But can you learn to go where history is not..present? where something is beginning, or not yet formed? Where as Shroedinger explains there is no cat in the box, and yet also a cat in the box, both and/or neither, before the box is opened. Can you fill the box, or predict what is in it before you open it based from your own knowledge of reality? Because your box is already full of an overcrowded populace that you can not escape from, and you haven't even opened it yet! Maybe you should look outside the box? Maybe what is in your box will lead you out of it?
    Considering you have only been here a month1, no I have not noticed where you normally visit, nor do I care to learn. Far as Schrödinger's cat it is a thought experiment2 about the nature of Copenhagen's interpretation of quantum mechanics. Also, the cat is both alive AND dead3, Not alive or/neither/not present/unknown/and dead.

    The rest of your post was pure incomprehensible gibberish, thus. I am unable to comment on it.

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    2 Schrödinger in no way purposed that a cat is the same as quantum particles.
    2. Until the box is opened.
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    Yes alive or dead, how perfect. And yet how shrouded to the layman. As many great mysteries often are. Active or in-active. Empty or full makes no difference. Even the box may contain anything, not only a cat it is any thing, any 1 or any 0. Any program. Really it is the 0 upon which the 1 is set. It's the application of this concept in everything in your existence that is important. Is your reality so populated and crowded, or is it dead, empty, void, nothing, a darkness, not yet formed or 'opened', potentially all things within creation? A wave? Can you control the alignment, or does it form every time to your crowded world when you observe it. Naturally in your attention is already set into place what the world is right? As soon as you look at it you tell me it is overcrowded. in your own words. Now you, the observer, aligns your own observer form into picture. I see a different show myself but i can see yours too, in you and your words too. Call it smoke and mirrors, masks and acting. Make of it what you Willlllllllll.
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    See the water flow freely here in my world. There is no cursed tree of knowledge that feeds me here. My world gives me abundant knowledge and life. When I look into the ''cloud'' that is within all things, i see within it, under it, my connection to all things hidden yet known. That all knowing presence, that Infinite potential, lurking behind that cloud ready to descend. I see it everywhere, it is in everything, in all of us, in all of time. here lets take a look..

    keep in mind Carl Jung's synchronicity too..

    -Johnny Cash great Speckled Bird

    What a beautiful thought I am thinkingConcerning the great speckled bird
    And to know that my name is recorded
    On the pages of God's holy word

    Desiring to lower her standards
    They watch every move that she makes
    They long to find fault with her teaching
    But really she makes no mistakes

    I am glad I have learned of her meekness
    I am glad that my name is on her book
    For I want to be one never fearing
    The face of my Saviour to look

    And when He come up descending from Heaven
    On a cloud like He said in His word
    I'll be joyfully carried to meet Him
    On the wings of the great speckled bird


    now we think he is not singing here and now, he is singing in the past right? But synchronicity reports that the power of now, that alignment of consciousness things like tvs and radios that speak to you, (bizarre I know) occur in present time.. So i think about how Cash is dead and yet he is alive then, here in this moment connected to then. Like they prove that also information can be passed through and sent through time. (I do it all the time, time is now for me). anyways next song please. I think I can see Cash in different ways to myself, and he will do it too. But I also know i have a good relationship with both Cash and reality. ..

    "I Will Rock And Roll With You"


    They used to call me Rockabilly
    All of us ran through
    When Elvis opened up the door
    With a pup-and-pup-and-boo

    I didn't ever play much rock and roll
    'Cause I got so much country in my soul
    But I'm a different man for lovin' you
    And I take a shot at what you ask me to

    And baby I will rock and roll with you
    If I have to

    Memphis 1955 on Newton Avenue
    Carl and Jerry and Charlie and Roy
    And Billy Riley too

    A new sun risin' on the way we sing
    And a world of weirdo's waitin' in the wings
    But I love you and though I'm past 42
    There are still a few things yet I didn't do

    And baby I will rock and roll with you
    If I have to

    Interesting... So I think he is right now dead, and yet alive and singing to me as music always seems to do wherever i go in synchronicity mode. Baffling to me it is, many dimensions. I use it too. Very well at times. So I see he is dead, and yet alive, after he is dead, he is in heaven because God is with Him. and yet here I am in the future with him in heaven and him in the past singing a song. right? i also think i can learn about Cash's life and knowledge, just as i have channeled many other beings in existence and time. i know that he sees me, and that he also knows all about me too. next song now..


    Dark as a Dungeon- Johnny Cash


    Oh, come all you young fellers, young and so fine
    Seek not your fortune in the dark dreary mine
    It'll form as a habit and seep in your soul
    Till the stream of your blood runs as black as the coal

    Where it's dark as a dungeon, damp as the dew
    Danger is double, pleasures are few
    Where the rain never falls, the sun never shines
    It's dark as a dungeon way down in the mine

    Well, I pray when I'm dead and the ages shall roll
    That my body will blacken and turn into coal
    Then I'll look from the door of my heavenly home
    And pity the miner digging my bones

    Where it's dark as a dungeon, damp as the dew
    Danger is double and the pleasures are few
    Where the rain never falls, the sun never shines
    It's dark as a dungeon way down in the mine

    That is my box for now, now being as it is opened, as I live the moment, as a wave that I ride and direct. The "law" of my synchronous attraction/alignment.
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    Here is another down the same ally.


    Muddy Waters- I am the Blues

    I am, ohh I am the blues

    I know the world knows I've been mistreated
    And the whole world know I've been misused

    [Verse 1]
    I am the moan of suffering women
    I am the groan of dying men
    I am the last one to start
    But I am the first one to begin

    [Chorus]
    Ohh I am, ohh I am the blues
    Ooh world knows I've been mistreated
    The whole world knows I've been misused

    [Verse 2]
    I am the blood of peoples wounds, who play and die
    I am the the last one to hide
    I am the first one to find

    [Chorus]
    Ohh I am ohh I am the blues
    The world knows I've been mistreated
    The whole world knows I've been used

    [Verse 3]
    Well boys somebody help me
    I am the new generation
    A prodigy of starvation
    I am the arm beyond the door friend
    For a new new night and nation

    [Chorus]
    Yeah the world knows I been mistreated
    The world knows I've been mistreated
    The whole world knows I've been misused

    [Chorus]
    I am the blues
    Oh friends I am the blues
    I am friends I am the blues
    Yeah the world know I been mistreated
    The whole world know I been used
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    JOHNNY RIVERS
    "The Seventh Son"





    Everybody talkin' 'bout the seventh son
    In the whole wide world there is only one

    And I'm the one, I'm the one
    I'm the one, I'm the one
    The one they call the seventh son

    I can tell your future, it will come to pass
    I can do things to you make your heart feel glad
    Look in the sky, predict the rain
    Tell when a woman's got another man

    I'm the one, oh I'm the one
    I'm the one, I'm the one
    The one they call the seventh son

    I can talk these words that will sound so sweet
    They will even make your little heart skip a beat
    Heal the sick, raise the dead
    Make the little girls talk outta their heads

    I'm the one, oh I'm the one
    I'm the one, I'm the one
    The one they call the seventh son

    [Lead guitar]

    I can talk these words that will sound so sweet
    They will even make your little heart skip a beat
    Heal the sick, raise the dead
    And make the little girls talk outta their heads

    I'm the one, oh I'm the one
    I'm the one, I'm the one
    The one they call the seventh son

    I'm the one, hey, hey
    I'm the one
    Oh, I'm the one, babe
    Oooo, I'm the one
    I'm the one, I'm the one
    The one they call the seventh son
    I'm the one, I'm the one
    The one they call the seventh son
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    Quote Originally Posted by emilito View Post
    Yes alive or dead, how perfect. And yet how shrouded to the layman. As many great mysteries often are. Active or in-active. Empty or full makes no difference. Even the box may contain anything, not only a cat it is any thing, any 1 or any 0. Any program. Really it is the 0 upon which the 1 is set. It's the application of this concept in everything in your existence that is important. Is your reality so populated and crowded, or is it dead, empty, void, nothing, a darkness, not yet formed or 'opened', potentially all things within creation? A wave? Can you control the alignment, or does it form every time to your crowded world when you observe it. Naturally in your attention is already set into place what the world is right? As soon as you look at it you tell me it is overcrowded. in your own words. Now you, the observer, aligns your own observer form into picture. I see a different show myself but i can see yours too, in you and your words too. Call it smoke and mirrors, masks and acting. Make of it what you Willlllllllll.
    Reported, as indicative of a likely mental health issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by exchemist View Post
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    Yes alive or dead, how perfect. And yet how shrouded to the layman. As many great mysteries often are. Active or in-active. Empty or full makes no difference. Even the box may contain anything, not only a cat it is any thing, any 1 or any 0. Any program. Really it is the 0 upon which the 1 is set. It's the application of this concept in everything in your existence that is important. Is your reality so populated and crowded, or is it dead, empty, void, nothing, a darkness, not yet formed or 'opened', potentially all things within creation? A wave? Can you control the alignment, or does it form every time to your crowded world when you observe it. Naturally in your attention is already set into place what the world is right? As soon as you look at it you tell me it is overcrowded. in your own words. Now you, the observer, aligns your own observer form into picture. I see a different show myself but i can see yours too, in you and your words too. Call it smoke and mirrors, masks and acting. Make of it what you Willlllllllll.
    Reported, as indicative of a likely mental health issue.
    synchronicity, or the law of attraction and manifestation is not considered a mental illness anymore. More like a `phenomenon`. Different though. When I speak to my doctor he asks me to enlighten him. You though would fit right in with the old docs, the one who would lock every one like me away. They would lock law of attraction people, sync people, shamans, imaginary friends too if you are older. Not anymore tho sorry bout your luck there. Nowadays I laugh at people who try to get others locked up for believing in magic or something powerful, like believing you can heal people with your mind etc. Yeah, scientists used to always look to look us all up. Somehow though, they didnt and now all these things are OK, and being even accepted and explored and even taught now as sciences. You can`t see synchronicity here.. the alignment, no no its nutso right! haha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by emilito View Post
    synchronicity, or the law of attraction and manifestation
    There is no such law.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dywyddyr View Post
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    synchronicity, or the law of attraction and manifestation
    There is no such law.
    Law spelled backwards is wal, which sounds like wall, which is what the OP has caused my head to reciprocate back and forth into.
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    emilito, can I buy some pot off you?

    Whatever your smoking must be some potent stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by emilito View Post
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    Yes alive or dead, how perfect. And yet how shrouded to the layman. As many great mysteries often are. Active or in-active. Empty or full makes no difference. Even the box may contain anything, not only a cat it is any thing, any 1 or any 0. Any program. Really it is the 0 upon which the 1 is set. It's the application of this concept in everything in your existence that is important. Is your reality so populated and crowded, or is it dead, empty, void, nothing, a darkness, not yet formed or 'opened', potentially all things within creation? A wave? Can you control the alignment, or does it form every time to your crowded world when you observe it. Naturally in your attention is already set into place what the world is right? As soon as you look at it you tell me it is overcrowded. in your own words. Now you, the observer, aligns your own observer form into picture. I see a different show myself but i can see yours too, in you and your words too. Call it smoke and mirrors, masks and acting. Make of it what you Willlllllllll.
    Reported, as indicative of a likely mental health issue.
    synchronicity, or the law of attraction and manifestation is not considered a mental illness anymore. More like a `phenomenon`. Different though. When I speak to my doctor he asks me to enlighten him. You though would fit right in with the old docs, the one who would lock every one like me away. They would lock law of attraction people, sync people, shamans, imaginary friends too if you are older. Not anymore tho sorry bout your luck there. Nowadays I laugh at people who try to get others locked up for believing in magic or something powerful, like believing you can heal people with your mind etc. Yeah, scientists used to always look to look us all up. Somehow though, they didnt and now all these things are OK, and being even accepted and explored and even taught now as sciences. You can`t see synchronicity here.. the alignment, no no its nutso right! haha.
    Quod erat demonstrandum.
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    Although the mechanism of aging (and its prevention) have been studied for biomedical research, science has no definitive answer to this question. At the turn of the century, it was assumed that aging affects not just the living cells in our body, but was an extracellular phenomenon. It was assumed that our normal living cells when properly nourished, grow and divide indefinitely outside the body.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shlunka View Post
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    synchronicity, or the law of attraction and manifestation
    There is no such law.
    Law spelled backwards is wal, which sounds like wall, which is what the OP has caused my head to reciprocate back and forth into.
    Are you sitting down? Put down that jay. Get a pencil and paper and work out what WOW is spelled backward?
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    Why is this still in biology?

    More importantly, why is this member still allowed to post this hogwash anywhere outside Pseudo or the Trash?
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    If we lived on Jupiter we would only be living about 8 years before death with our lifespan we have today. If we lived on Mercury we could live to be almost 250 years compared to our lifespan today. So if you want to live longer just find a planet that will give you what your looking for and live there. Although, according to Earth's year, you'd still be what you were when you left.
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    I'll award the entirety of my vast fortune (all both of my bicycles and a box of Cheez-Its) to anyone who can survive for 8 years on the "surface" of Jupiter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flick Montana View Post
    I'll award the entirety of my vast fortune (all both of my bicycles and a box of Cheez-Its) to anyone who can survive for 8 years on the "surface" of Jupiter.
    Everyone knows you can't ride a bike on Jupiter for its a gas giant. Now the cheez-its would be helpful. Could one day genetically engineer a human to live there.
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    I'm not sure any amount of genetic engineering will help us. Perhaps materials science will yield a craft that can handle the environment, but it's all science fiction right now.

    I'm not particularly concerned with derailing this thread, but I'll stop anyways.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flick Montana View Post
    I'm not sure any amount of genetic engineering will help us. Perhaps materials science will yield a craft that can handle the environment, but it's all science fiction right now.

    I'm not particularly concerned with derailing this thread, but I'll stop anyways.
    derailing this thread would assume this thread has a valid topic worth discussing & it was not already completely rife with hogwash
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    Quote Originally Posted by shlunka View Post
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    synchronicity, or the law of attraction and manifestation
    There is no such law.
    Law spelled backwards is wal, which sounds like wall, which is what the OP has caused my head to reciprocate back and forth into.
    You may think so if you like. being a wall that is. and you may think their is no law too. it just means you attract to yourself that alignment of knowledge, and you intend that formation and experience to manifest. it is your alignment of synchronicity. your knowledge and perception. i prefer freedom personally. no reason to attract or align to walls, unless you want to crash right through them that is. more my style really. makes me strong. what is a stronger state to you being in a group working together, or being one alone and strong enough alone to conquer all who are against you. this true practice is of a warrior seeking and conquering the tyrants of the world. a warrior seeks freedom above all else, and so he is not attached to the world, but completely detached from it. this is the way to achieve freedom.
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    I think that the latest experiments on aging reversal, and rewriting our BIOLOGICAL DNA should be in the biology section. some of you guys do not seem to be the brightest stars in the night, and thank heavens for that one.
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    Recent brain imaging studies are rapidly showing that the brain does in fact conform in its function to the "Law of Attraction". Perhaps the most convincing evidence to date has been the discovery of "mirror neurons". At first seen in monkeys, scientists eventually found a set of "mirror neurons" in humans that mirror the behavior of someone who is being observed. That is, when we observe someone doing something, the same pattern of brain activation that allows that person to do what they are doing (e.g. lifting up their right hand or smiling) is mirrored in the brain of the observer. It is as if the observer is doing those same things. Activations are seen in the premotor and parietal cortex of the brain: regions that prepare the body for movement and attention. Thus, our brains appear to mirror the actions of another person automatically. Similarly, when we act, the brains of others will fire in a similar way. Our actions cause similar action-representations in the brains of others.

    While this field is still developing, a more established set of findings goes on to further support the "Law of Attraction." Early research using brain imaging has shown that fear activates an almond-shaped collection of nerve cells in the brain called the amygdala. When you show people fearful faces, the amygdala activates as if those people were experiencing fear themselves.
    What is perhaps more intriguing, is that there are ways to change the experiment so that people are entirely unaware that they are seeing those fearful faces. However, when you look at their brains during this period when they are unaware of seeing the faces, the amygdala also activates. Even people whose brains have been damaged so that they are "blind" to what they see will have their amygdalae light up when exposed to fearful faces. Thus, fear in others will register in our brains as fear. Another person's lit up amygdala will light up our own. We "attract" the fear to ourselves because we are connected to other people and their brains instantly. That is why anxious people make other people anxious, and fearful people make other people afraid. Similar principles apply to happiness and expected reward, when our brains will light up those centers that correspond with these emotional states in others.


    While at first astounding, it starts to seem believable when we think of how often we have a "gut feeling" of fear when someone else is afraid, or a "gut feeling" of well-being when someone's smile is authentic. This "gut feeling" is actually also a "brain feeling" as we set up brain responses in the brains of others with our own emotions. That is, aside from our brains mirroring the actions of others, they can also mirror emotions.
    A third line of evidence that supports the "Law of Attraction relates to "Ask and It Is Given" and "The Power of Intention." The brain regions involved in "intention" are very connected to those regions involved in action. As a result, firing up those brain regions involved in intention will start to fire up your action centers. Intention needs to be strong enough for action to occur. Also, when you place your attention on a certain feeling (e.g. pain), it can worsen that feeling. By inference, when we place our attention away from that pain, the pain is decreased. Thus, it is not so much that we are "attracting" what we put out, but that we make it possible to feel and do things when we attend to them or intend to do them.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/srinivasan-pillay/is-there-scientific-evide_b_175189.html



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