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"We don't need aliens to make history interesting,” says archeologist, Sarah Kurnick in her Ted talk — “Aliens build the pyramids” and other absurdities of pseudo-archeology — I agree.
We don't need aliens to make history interesting. We do need, however, better and more open-minded thinkers and scientists to help minimize misinformation and make our future history safer.
The challenge I perceive with Western science and thinking is that it generally treats the realm of consciousness as independent from biology and reality as a whole. And, the challenge I see with spirituality-based thinking, is that it is commonly believed anything has ‘spirit’, or the potential for conscious awareness and human-like desires.
I believe answers to these challenging existential questions are found where these two extreme lines of thinking meet — the quantum field — the place where thoughts and feelings travel beyond the confinement of the physical, through electrical synapses.
If we agree we are all atoms, why can’t science agree we are also all energy? isn't this what quantum mechanics & quantum physics tell us?
If mainstream science were to agree on what it means to be human in our most basic form, wouldn't it then be easier to determine what is true science and what is pseudoscience?
The idea that intelligent aliens, live on planet Earth, with the purpose to either, ‘help’, ‘exploit’, 'study', or ‘sabotage’ the human race, is interestingly, in many ways tied to non-secular spirituality.
It is also worth noticing, governments and financial systems have historically benefited from polarization and misinformation, as a result of radical ideological differences.
Also, if governments or the military sector were sophisticated and competent enough to ‘capture' and 'hide' super-intelligent aliens, or their spacecraft, isn’t there a possibility that we could instead be experimenting with our own technologies?
I value challenging ideas, and I enjoy challenging my own beliefs, but aliens and lizard people conspiracies, still make not much sense to me. Similar to dogmatic belief systems, alien conspiracies seem to always resort to hierarchical, patriarchal, or anthropomorphic thinking, blind faith, and further conspiracies, when they fail to withstand rational or scientific scrutiny.
This is why I believe the scientific community, in particular, has today a greater responsibility to be more open-minded to spirituality from secular perspectives.
This is not just about demystifying spirituality, this is about the survival of democracies, civility, and our species.
We’ve seen throughout history how religion and spirituality-based misunderstanding gives birth to radicalization, as we have recently seen for example, in the USA with the rise of the QAnon phenomena.
If we don’t address this issue intelligently and soon, humanity will become dangerously more polarized and more destructive, as we are already unable to control the increasingly faster dissemination of misinformation.
It is important to note that being critical of religions and dogmatic spiritual beliefs, is not meant to deny the profound wisdom they embody.
On the contrary.
Just like we have had the sophisticated technological ingenuity to build the great pyramids of the past, we’ve also had the ingenuity to understand profound mysteries of the universe through meditation, study in isolation, and altered mind states to be able to conceive, and write about, such far-reaching insights about the human condition, as those found in religious scriptures.
We don’t need, however, a god, gods, or aliens to make humans interesting, insightful, with foresight, or even, sacred.
We have built, and we will continue to build the imaginable, this includes, becoming a multi-planetary, transhuman, and posthuman species. Because only then, life as we know it, will have a better chance to continue to exist indefinitely.
We must however become better educated, and even better at our integral understanding of reality if we desire to survive and thrive as a species for millions of lifetimes to come. Only then, through the attainment of superior wisdom, that we will be able to truly protect ourselves, and all life on earth, from human incompetence, or from a similar catastrophic celestial fate that vanished our dinosaur ancestors 66 million years ago.
I highly recommend watching and sharing Sarah's Ted talk, “Aliens build the pyramids,” and other absurdities of pseudo-archeology featured at the end of this blog post, and let's help humanity continue to build the foundational knowledge, crucial for our successful adaptability to greater complexity and interconnectedness.
Link To >> “Aliens build the pyramids” and other absurdities of pseudo-archeology by Sarah Kurnick (August 2020 ~ 11:56 min)
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Dinorah Delfin is a New York-based conceptual, multi-media/disciplinary artist, activist, inventor, transhumanist, and a writer interested in the scientific truths of spiritual concepts, the ethical implications of man-made intelligence, and humans’ self-directed evolution. Interest in the convergence of science, spirituality, and the arts, lead Dinorah to establish Immortalists Magazine and its hosting platform www.TheImmortalistsClub.com. Dinorah is also the founder, creative director, and chief editor of ArtDimensional Studios — a platform for the interdisciplinary expressions of transformative arts. Ms. Delfin graduated Cum Laude in Entrepreneurship Management, with an English Minor. She was featured in The Transhumanism Handbook (2019), published by Springer International, and has been a keynote speaker on the subject of transformative arts and transhumanism at New York University’s Posthuman Summit, at the University of Rwanda’s International Conference of Techno-Scientific Awareness, and at John Cabot University, Rome, Italy. Ms. Delfin’s art can be found here.
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