Sunday, July 16, 2017

science v. pseudo

science begins with a speculation, and then conducts experiments to prove the speculation wrong (using the null hypothesis).  at it's outset, science questions it's own speculations.

pseudo science begins with a belief, and then uses any and/or all possible input (data, argument, thoughts, hopes, dreams, etc.) to prove that the belief is true.  absent truth, pseudo science will "explain" the mysteries away by using more pseudo science, thereby reinforcing its own, questionable (yet unquestioned) belief.

Friday, July 14, 2017

terminally ill

terminally ill [1]
by steven ick

terminally ill
nothing you can do
not a lot of days (or ways or praise) for me and you
not a long-term chance when short-term profit pays the bill
nothing you can do (it’s true), when
terminally ill

  • planet earth is being ravaged by short-term, ego-maniac-tic forces that crave short-term gratification and short-term thrill.
  • maybe it is just an outcropping of self-centeredness, striving for survival and thrival.
  • maybe it is just us, communally acting in separation.
  • like a sports-team fan-base acting together (in the communal defeat of a rival), humanity – or, at least, the most powerful aspects of humanity – has chosen short-term victory over long-term symbiosis.
  • like a cancer, short term thrival results in terminal illness.

[1] martino, j. (7.13-2.17). terminally ill.  book 79: bright [k]night. © 2017 by

what if humanity is addicted to stimulation?

what if humanity is addicted to stimulation?

  • would we not seek to eat/drink/play more?
  • would we not desire "foods" that stimulate?
  • would we not desire (or [at least] watch) politicians, who stimulate?
  • might we make choices -- in alignment with stimulation, as opposed to well-being?
what if humanity was addicted to stimulation?

Thursday, July 13, 2017

i'd like to die in corpse pose

i’d like to die in corpse pose [1] 
by a. corpse  

i’d like to die in corpse pose (if in prayer pose, i’d pray)
i’d like to die in corpse pose, yes: just breathe and fade away
i’d like to die in corpse pose, yes: give death her final Kiss

i’d like to wake in Union, Now: atOne with All that Is

…because atoning is AtOne-ing, and it would probably be fun. 

the fantasy is to:
  1. facilitate a great yoga class, then
  2. conclude with a deep meditation, in corpse pose, and then
  3. to fade away... with students (eventually) wondering if their facilitator had fallen asleep during his own Savasana.
(note to self: post a DNR sign, prior to Joining-in on their meditation)


[1] martino, j. (7.13-1.17). i’d like to die in corpse pose.  book 79: bright [k]night. © 2017 by