Recently I read Elizabeth H. Blackburn's 2017 book The Telomere Effect: a revolutionary approach to living younger, healthier, longer. Throughout it, I couldn't help thinking how relevant this is to shy people. Dr Blackburn is one of the leading researchers into the genetics of the telomere, that device at the ends of your DNA strands … Continue reading Shyness and your Telomeres
In my book The Shyness Guide, I discuss The Pipestone Wolves, a book by animal behaviorist Gunter Bloch about a family of wolves that lived in Canada's Banff National Park. In explaining wolves, Bloch writes about the shyness that is common in many of them. But he has a concept of shyness that is different. … Continue reading Shyness and Wolves
This week we were informed on internet news sites that in his posthumous book Brief Answers to the Big Questions, Stephen Hawking has left us the message that there is no God. According to the report I read, this was a "bombshell". Well, as far as I'm concerned, it wasn't even news, since Hawking declared … Continue reading Paranormal World | Stephen Hawking says there is no God
If I was asked to choose an investigator to look into some inexplicable paranormal phenomenon - from a pool that included maybe a clinical psychologist, a quantum physicist, a neuroscientist, a mathematician, and a lawyer - who do you think I would choose? The lawyer, as long as he or she had trial experience. Why? … Continue reading Paranormal World |reincarnation children | Jagdish Chandra the wrestler
It isn't often talked about, but the biggest paranormal phenomenon of all might be the Mind. Of course, our minds are not considered to be paranormal because everyone (well, almost everyone) has experienced their own mind. So we all agree that the mind exists. But science has never been able explain how the billions of … Continue reading Paranormal World |the Mind
In my August 4/2018 post, I presented psychiatrist Ian Stevenson, who spent decades investigating children who speak of past lives. Here is the first of those children, the first in his book Ten Cases of the Reincarnation Type in India. Gopal Gupta was born Aug 26, 1956 in Delhi. One day, age 2 and a … Continue reading Paranormal World | Children who remember past lives | Gopal Gupta
The physicist Max Plank famously said science advances one death at a time. Well, actually, what he said was longer than that, but over the past century his words appear to have been gradually condensed. He was pointing out that new ideas in science are often blocked by old ideas, that they are only able … Continue reading Rescuing Science | One Death at a Time
If you had asked me fifteen years ago what I thought about reincarnation, I would have told you that I had no thoughts about it at all. It just seemed too improbable that evolution, starting with single-celled animals, could arrive at something like that. But one morning in February, 2007, drinking coffee at a Toyota … Continue reading Paranormal World | Children who talk of Past Lives | Reincarnation?
This week on the Weather Network website I encountered another of those diatribes against people who release goldfish into public waters. It was the usual thing. The goldfish are an invasive species competing with native species, overwhelming them, etc. People should realize that releasing their goldfish [here it was specifically flushing them down the toilet) … Continue reading Rescuing Nature | Leave the Goldfish alone!