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Q: Earlier, when I was very young, even though science and technology 's not so advanced, people never questioned vaccines. They just took them. Why are they trying to avoid it now?
Krishna: People might have debated about vaccines earlier also. But the fear of polio crippling people, fear of diseases killing people might have made many go for them. If you see the devastation with your own eyes, you believe the damage these diseases can do. Only now, decades later, with the horror of such diseases fading from memory, their rampant contagiousness forgotten, can someone have the luxury of campaigning against the protection of children and be taken seriously, to the point where others must beg them to do their part.
That visual experience of wide-spread devastation is being replaced by misleading and fabricated stories of the media. Peoples' perceptions are changing.
Lack of first hand experience, ignorance and false propaganda about vaccines are the reasons why some people are staying away from them.
Q: Is spontaneous cancer cure a miracle science cannot understand?
Krishna: Some “miracles” are attributable to poorly understood phenomena such as spontaneous remissions in cancer cases. Some are cured by the medicines themselves, according to doctors.
Some scientists are asking the Q, Any deities who can cure one person’s cancer can cure everybody’s cancer. Any deities who can save one passenger in a plane crash can save all the passengers. Why don’t they? Why do they choose only one?
These are not miracles. Scientific phenomena not understood fully yet.
Q: What's the reason behind science looking at subjectivity with so much suspicion?
Krishna: Everyone thinks; it is human nature to do so. But much of our thinking, left to itself, is biased, distorted, partial, uninformed, or down-right prejudiced. Yet the
quality of our life and that of what we produce, make, or build depends precisely
on the quality of our thought. Shoddy thinking is detrimental to science. It also effects the standard of our living. But still several people think, just because they did graduation, PG and Ph.D. in science, they can think scientifically. This itself is lopsided thinking. Excellence in thought, however, must be systematically cultivated.
Subjectivity is the quality of being based on or influenced by personal feelings, tastes, or opinions.
Several things might screw up your thought process and understanding. These are cultural, religious, political, emotional and ideological ones. Just because you love or respect somebody - that somebody need not be always right. Or just because you hate somebody that person need not always be wrong. Just because you believe in something doesn't make it a fact.
You have to be totally neutral and get rid of all things that influence your thought process to get the facts right.
Science is the fundamental thing that runs this universe. Shoddy subjectivity, doesn't take you to the genuine facts of the universe. If you don't get your facts right, you cannot utilize science properly. That is why scientific method polices the world of science.
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But Deja Vu is a startling mental event. The phenomenon involves a strong feeling that an experience is familiar, despite sensing or knowing that it never happened before. Most people have experienced déjà vu at some point in their life, but it occurs infrequently, perhaps once or twice a year at most. Even the blind can experience deja vu!
Memory explanations of déjà vu are based on the idea that you have previously experienced a situation, or something very much like it, but you don’t consciously remember that you have. Instead, you remember it unconsciously, which is why it feels familiar even though you don’t know why.
The single element familiarity hypothesis suggests you experience déjà vu if one element of the scene is familiar to you but you don’t consciously recognize it because it’s in a different setting like when you see your teacher on the street. Your brain still finds your teacher familiar even if you don’t recognize them, and generalizes that feeling of familiarity to the entire scene.
The gestalt familiarity hypothesis focuses on how items are organized in a scene and how déjà vu occurs when you experience something with a similar layout. For example, you may not have seen your friend’s painting in their living room before, but maybe you’ve seen a room that’s laid out like your friend’s living room – a painting hanging over the sofa, across from a bookcase. Since you can’t recall the other room, you experience déjà vu.
One advantage to the gestalt similarity hypothesis is that it can be more directly tested. In , participants looked at rooms in virtual reality, then were asked how familiar a new room was and whether they felt they were experiencing déjà vu.
The researchers found that study participants who couldn’t recall the old rooms tended to think a new room was familiar, and that they were experiencing déjà vu, if the new room resembled old ones. Furthermore, the more similar the new room was to an old room, the higher these ratings were.
Although déjà vu often feels supernatural or paranormal, glitches in the brain might be to blame. One possibility is that a small seizure occurs in brain regions essential for memory formation and retrieval—the hippocampus and parahippocampal gyrus, areas deep in the middle of the brain. When you see your grandmother, for example, spontaneous activity in these regions creates an instant feeling of familiarity. With déjà vu, a brief synaptic misfiring might occur in these areas, creating the illusion that the event has occurred before. In support of this idea, studies show that some individuals with epilepsy have a brief déjà vu episode prior to a seizure, with the focal area of the seizure often falling in the hippocampus and parahippocampal gyrus.
Other phenomena might also help explain déjà vu, such as inattentiveness. Because we often navigate the world on autopilot, we take in much of our surroundings on an unconscious level. People who text on their cell phones while walking are only superficially aware of the shops and pedestrians they are passing. Perhaps an episode of déjà vu begins during such a moment. When we emerge into full awareness, we might do a perceptual double take. We are struck by a strange sense of familiarity because we saw the scene just moments before, unconscious.
A third possibility is that we have forgotten the prior experience. The psychology literature is replete with stories of adults visiting a notable place, such as a castle, and becoming overwhelmed by an uncanny sense of having been there before.
Our brain is always searching for connections. As a result, we can sometimes make links that simply aren't there.
So ‘feeling of familiarity’ is not a sign of past life.
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