Psychiatry in general can trace its origins to five prominent European scientists in the 1800s-Thomas R. Malthus, a British economist(?) who viewed war, disease, and starvation as beneficial survival mechanisms against unchecked population growth; Charles Darwin, the naturalist whose 1859 book "The Origin of Species" convinced whole generations that survival of the fittest is a law of nature; Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, philosopher and close friend to Hitler's paragon, composer Richard Wagner, who declared "God is Dead" and advocated the superiority of the "Ubermensch", or superman, over lesser races and there virtues and values; Joseph Arthur, Comte de Gobineau, a French diplomat who championed the concept of an Aryan aristocracy and its preeminence over others; and Houston Stewart Chamberlain, the British-born philosopher who moved to Germany, married the daughter of Richard Wagner, and also promoted an "Aryan world philosophy."
"Darwin entangled his theory of natural selection with the assumptions of Malthus's population theory. The result was a strange, incongruous marriage of Darwin's observations of the animal world with Malthus's emotional assumptions about the uncontrollable population growth and social solutions to preserve the British aristocracy," noted Roeder, Kubillus, and Burwell.
From the viewpoint that certain people are more evolved and thus more competent to judge others came the profession of psychiatry. The term itself came from the Greek "psyche", or soul, and "iatros", or doctor. However, these doctors of the soul quickly became preoccupied with more material matters-the physical brain and how to manipulate or destroy it.
As the field of psychiatry grew, so did its definitions. In 1871, "The Psychical Degeneration of the French People" was published, a paper that left the impression that simply being French constituted a mental illness. "One of psychiatry's leading figures, Richard von Krafft-Ebbing, added to his list of varieties of mental disorder 'political and reformatory insanity'-meaning any inclination to form a different opionion from that of the masses was considered to be a condition of mental insanity...
Posted by fletchkeoni at 5:52 PM
"Right now we're in one of those classic, wonderfully evocative moments in science when we don't know, when there are those on both sides of the debate, and when what is at stake is very mystifying and very profound.
If we could travel into the past, it's mind-boggling what would be possible. For one thing, history would become an experimental science, which it certainly isn't today. The possible insights into our own past and nature and origins would be dazzling. For another, we would be facing the deep paradoxes of interfering with the scheme of causality that has led to our time and ourselves. I have no idea whether it's possible, but it's certainly worth exploring."
Posted by fletchkeoni at 8:52 PM
The only way to traverse the vast distances of space is to possess the means of manipulating, or altering, the very structure of space itself; altering the space-time geometric matrix, which to us provides the illusion of form and distance.
... for distance is an illusion. The only thing keeping places apart in space is time. If it were possible to move from one position to another in space in an infinitely small amount of time, or "zero time," then both the positions would co-exist, according to our awareness. By speeding up the geometric of time we will be able to bring distant places within close proximity. This is the secret of UFOs-they travel by means of altering the spatial dimensions around them and repositioning in space-time.
-Bruce L. Cathie
Posted by fletchkeoni at 8:38 PM
There is a small segment of the United States government that makes scientific and technological judgments from a knowledge base that is not available to the general public. If the following information is true, the United States government also makes judgments on a historical, philosophical, and even theological level from a knowledge base that is not made available to the general public.
Posted by fletchkeoni at 1:55 PM
While NASA has always claimed that the findings of lunar and space expeditions have never been held secret, it is curious to note that Dr. Farouk El Baz, one of NASA's foremost scientists admitted, "not every discovery has been announced".
Posted by fletchkeoni at 4:32 PM