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Igniting perception through biology, psychology, and spirituality. A blog to make sense of topics concerning the study of life, the mind, spirituality & if needed, how they connect. At best, a creative endeavour. At worst, a learning experience.

Average Joe Enlightenment

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If you think enlightenment is rare amongst individuals who have inhabited this planet both now and in the past think again. Sure, there are some individuals who have experienced prolonged states of blissful consciousness, but no one could stay in…

How Yogurt Revolutionized Molecular Biology

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CRISPR technology revolutionized modern science by its ability to edit DNA. One thing associated with CRISPR is that it enables the creation of GMO’s. The notorious acronym, short for “genetically modified organism”, has gotten a bad rap, especially in the…

Balancing Free Will and Instinct

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Human beings, I would argue, have both free will and instinct. Animals and everything else work on instinct. After watching primary predators, albeit on the discovery channel, it is evident that they act on instinct. Even sheep at the local…

The Creation of Paradigms

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What is a Paradigm? The alarm is set for 6 AM. You’ve told yourself tomorrow is the day to become an early riser. BEEP, BEEP, BEEP, it goes off. You get up congratulating yourself for the small win. Barely able…

Contingencies in Life and Basketball

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Life  History repeating itself is a claim that the world operates in a deterministic way, in other words, the world is predictable. To know how and when this predictability arises is like having your own personal crystal ball revealing the…

Tipping the Circle of Life

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If The Lion King tells you anything, it is that you shouldn’t tip the circle of life. It happens in nature all the time, however, and things have a way of balancing itself out. Here is a case against Microban,…

A Micro Case for Leeching off Your Parents

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The microbiome is a fascinating world of wonder. Not much of what goes on in there is known to the world and that mystery is dissipating as more research comes out. I am slowly starting to find that this research…

Genes – Your Best Ally or Worst Enemy?

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Before we are even conceived the blueprint of our future self takes form. This blueprint supposedly gives rise to our own unique being with all its quirks and traits – both physical and mental. We might be gifted a speedy…