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Nice thread but most of this stuff is very subjective and i would really like to see the actual science behind "compassion is the key to a meaningful life", that is just way to subjective to be proven by science
Like i say nice thread but I doubt that most of this stuff has actually been proven in science to the extent that full studies have been done and the results published in reputable journals.
You'll see, when you're the one requiring a little compassion from someone else.
Oh...I'm sorry. That's right. Some of you heroes will never need help or compassion from anyone - ever.
Compassion is what losers and "takers" demand from winners and "makers".
Sorry again. I forgot which site I'm on for a moment.
Yep. Birch trees work well for similar properties. Nearly all pharmaceuticals come from natural sources. They find something that works from nature, synthesize it, patent it, then charge insane amounts for what we have in our back yards.
For example, I've been making great little tonics from Star Anise (which is what they make Tamiflu with) and my wife and I haven't gotten even remotely sick this last winter (even though our daughter spent the winter with various colds since she's too young for most of my potions).
I think if the active ingredients in medications were common knowledge, we would see a huge surge in herbalism.
OK here's the science.
The meditation protocol, known as Cognitively-Based Compassion Training, or CBCT, is derived from ancient Tibetan Buddhist practices, although the program is secular in content and presentation.
Although derived from ancient Tibetan Buddhist practices, the CB CT program is secular in content and presentation
Five rules to remember in life:
1. Money can't buy happiness but it's more comfortable to cry in a BMW than on a bicycle.
2. Forgive your enemy but remember the bastard’s name.
3. If you help someone when they're in trouble, they will remember you when they're in trouble again.
4. Many people are alive only because it's illegal to shoot them.
5. Alcohol does not solve any problems, but then neither does milk.
And a Bonus Rule:
Condoms do not guarantee safe sex.
A friend of mine was wearing one when he was shot by the woman's husband.
The purpose of this study was to determine whether bio-energy transfer occurs during acupuncture of the meridians. ... These results suggest that there may be bio-energy (Qi) transfer during acupuncture along the meridians. This transferred bio-energy (Qi) seems to act as an electromotive force, which is purported to remove the stagnation or blockage of energy and restore an equilibrium state.
The ancients also taught us genocide, intolerance, superstition, torture, and to judge others based on their belief, rather than their individual merit.
Firstly, you don't understand science if you think that ANYTHING can be proven by science. Secondly, the op doesn't claim these things are proven by science, but rather that they are now backed by modern science.
Actually, full studies have been done and have been published in reputable journals.
Nothing is ever 100% proven true in science, but things can be and are proven false when they contradict observation. You can get up to 99.9999999% though, statistically at least.
Erm, you may want to recheck your "science" definition. And if you can read, in the article states "Here are eight ancient beliefs and practices that have been confirmed by modern science." Confirmed is a synonym of proven, or Im wrong(I can be, do that a lot)?