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The Science Establishing the Existence of a Life Force

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posted on Oct, 10 2016 @ 06:21 AM
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a reply to: GetHyped

Your quote from Wikipedia is true but your comment makes no sense.

By the way, Wikipedia is a goldmine as long as the subject is not controversial.




posted on Oct, 10 2016 @ 06:26 AM
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originally posted by: ConnectDots
I see today that the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, the National Institutes of Health references Swanson's book on a page entitled "Global Advances in Health and Medicine - An Overview of Biofield Devices."

I'm reassured by there being no suggestion of "pseudoscience," but rather calls for more research into such things as:

1. Torsion fields
2. Orgone energy
3. Scalar waves



posted on Oct, 10 2016 @ 06:16 PM
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That article refers to all the markers of pseudoscience.


...it should be noted that the biophysical substrates are either poorly understood or not generally accepted by the scientific community. Claims of effects and efficacy for these modalities have not been verified, and further research is needed to establish not only the veracity of the claims but also to fully confirm the existence of the specific effects reported.
That's more or less a description of pseudoscience:
-poorly understood or not generally accepted by the scientific community
-claims of effects and efficacy for these modalities have not been verified
-further research is needed to establish not only the veracity of the claims

You could say that further research is needed to establish the veracity of the claim that sacrificing virgins to appease the rain god can help end a drought, but saying that doesn't make it a scientific claim. At best it's pseudoscience but in the case of that and orgone, it's more like a kooky superstitious idea that has no basis in science, and your source never says it does have any basis in science, quite the contrary with all the statements about not having been verified nor accepted by scientists.

Roeckelein 2006, pp. 517–518. Jon E. Roeckelein (psychologist), 2006:

"The current consensus of scientific opinion is that Reich's orgone theory is basically a psychoanalytic system gone awry, and is an approach that represents something most ludicrous and totally dismissible."
If it's not pseudoscience it's because it's too silly and ludicrous to even be considered as something pretending to be science like pseudoscience does.



posted on Oct, 11 2016 @ 08:13 AM
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originally posted by: ConnectDots
. . . Dr. Gennady Shipov's work.

Some of the links are in English.

Here is the first paragraph of one of them, a 15 page PDF entitled “Development of the basic ideas in the theory of physical vacuum”:


The beginnings of theoretical studies that form the subject of my book ”A Theory of Physical Vacuum. A New Paradigm” [1] date back to 1967, when I, a graduate student at Moscow University, was doing my graduation research under L. V. Keldysh (now director of the Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences). Using Feynman diagram techniques to describe the interaction of strong electromagnetic radiation with matter, I ran into the problem of divergences in quantum electrodynamics, which Dirac[2] and Feynman [3] and some other theoreticians ranked among the main problems of modern field theory.

shipov.com...


The explanation for the life force lies in what is actually present in the physical vacuum.

Russian scientists are the leaders researching the physical vacuum.





edit on 10/11/2016 by ConnectDots because: Format



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