A friendly place?

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Einstein was reported to have said

I think the most important question facing humanity is, ‘Is the universe a friendly place?’ This is the first and most basic question all people must answer for themselves.

Judging by the reaction (masks, lockdowns) to what is now recognised as nothing worse than the seasonal flu, it would seem that most, if not all those who donned face-masks would answer Einstein's question with a resounding "no, the universe is not a friendly place, it's scary and dangerous and we need to hide and protect ourselves".

Dr Christiane Northrup interview on health

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A highly-recommended interview with Dr Christiane Northrup.

Dr Northrup has a very simple way of understanding the difference between the commonly-accepted "germ theory" versus that of "terrain theory", basically (paraphrasing) "You have a fish tank with dirty water. The goldfish gets sick. With germ theory you vaccinate the fish, with terrain theory, you clean the water".

Transcript of interview:

hello and welcome to the master mind body and spirit show.
I'm your host Matt Bellaire.

Today's guest is a visionary pioneer in women's health, a board-certified OBYGN with more than 30 years of clinical experience, former assistant clinical professor of ob/gyn at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, and 3-time New York Times bestselling author of women's bodies, women's wisdom, the wisdom of menopause. and goddesses never Age.

In 2013 Reader's Digest named her one of the 100 most trusted people in America in 2016. She was named one of Oprah Winfrey's supersoul 100, a group of leaders who are using their voices and talent to awaken humanity and in 2020 she was included in the Watkins spiritual 100, a list of living people that make a unique and spiritual contribution on a global scale.

Internationally known for her empowering approach she embraces medicine that acknowledges the unity of mind body emotions and spirit and teaches women to create health by tuning into their inner wisdom after decades spent transforming women's understanding of their sacred bodies and processes.

She now teaches women to thrive at every age. She has also hosted eight highly successful public television specials and her work has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show, NBC Nightly News, the view, Rachael Ray, Good Morning America, 20/20 and the Dr. Oz Show, among many others.

Welcome to the show Dr. Christiane Northrup.

Nice you nailed it, great to be here and I think that was the short version.

I'm so grateful to have you here. You've been in this field for a long time, I'm so grateful that you agreed, and I'm so grateful as we kind of talked where we're kind of in a couple groups together. I came across your work sharing a video on cognitive dissonance and I was like, thank you, like we need these people who really know health and medicine to be speaking up right now, and I'm just I'm so grateful that you're having the courage to share, and I feel like especially in our culture, women leaders, you know more than ever, (need) to be up front and center, you know speaking about current events and what's happening in our world. So I'll leave it at that and just get you to share a little bit about your history how you you know some of the amazing work that you've done and what you're doing now and what you're seeing going on in the world and we'll get into all the craziness you and I are both witnessing.

Well you know my kids are now in their 30s and I knew from the work of Keith Block way way way back that all the major diseases for which vaccines were developed - measles, mumps, polio - they were all those those curves, those epidemiologic curves, everything was on the way down. Those diseases were going away when the vaccine was introduced and I also know from my work in public health that it is, it's sanitation, it's hope, it's education, it's clean water, that's what has led to the decrease in childhood diseases.

So my first daughter who's now late 30s got DPT at the age of six weeks, like you're supposed to and she screamed for two days and developed a giant welt on her butt, (and) still has a ding there and and because of the work that I had done with the natural movement with Michio Kushi and macrobiotics and and Dr. Keith Block who was recently featured in the radical remission series by Dr Kelly Turner.

Are we biased?

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From this article in today's SMN


Autistic people are the garlic in life’s salad, and therefore not to everyone’s taste. But how dull life would be without them – a case of the bland leading the bland. With diagnostic hindsight, we now know that Mozart, Einstein, Orwell, Van Gogh, Steve Jobs and many other scientists, mathematicians, artists, musicians and computer masterminds such as Alan Turing were on the autistic spectrum. Joining their quirky ranks is Julian Assange.

They're the disrupters1, they're not very sociable, they're generally not interested in being nice, harmonious or agreeable - quite the opposite.

“... as youths (Thomas Edison, Leonardo da Vinci, Hans Christian Anderson, Niels Bohr, Sir Isaac Newton, Sir Humphrey Davy, Albert Einstein) all had one characteristic in common; each was an individualist, saw no need to explain himself and was thus listed among the odd men out.”2

In regards to Einstein:

“He was in his mid-fifties, unsociable rather than the reverse.”3

“He was, as he often said, the kind of man who did not work well in a team.”4

(He was) … “the man who failed to fit in or to conform, the non-respecter of professors, the dropper of conversational bricks.”5

And yet those disrupters, those mavericks, those 'droppers of conversational bricks' who fail to conform or fit in, serve a tremendously valuable service to society. As George Bernard Shaw put it, somewhat bluntly

“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”

So, a question I think that deserves discussion in a future Byron Sophia discussion is "Do we seek peace, unity and harmony to the detriment of a progressive, genuinely creative society, which is reliant on said disruptive disagreeable types??"