Introduction Evolution itself is simply the process of change over time.
A lot of them well there will be a lot of them once I get more of them written revolve around issues of health and healthcare, since that's my primary focus, but will attempt to place it in the context of a philosophy and model of existence that breaks out of the materialism in all senses of the biomedical model, encompassing recent developments in many different areas of enquiry as well as older, traditional world views, cosmologies and philosophies.
Time for a Change of Heart? It doesn't need to go beyond that to make its point — which is that the underlying proximal cause of cardiovascular disease is staring us in the face.
There are, of course, dimensions to the issue beyond mainstream science which I hope to cover in another essay at some point. Article of the Moment by Robin Kimmerer Going beyond my own work, fresh perspectives which offer a glimpse into the changes taking place in our understanding of the world — or just plain fascinating stories — are featured in the Article of the Moment which will be updated every time I find something interesting to feature.
The current article was linked on December 09 See the Archive left for all previous articles. In Search of the Whole Elephant There are two principal assumptions in the work that follows and all my work, come to that.
The first is that any description of reality that has ever been produced is just that.
A description, a map, or a model of it. It is not reality itself even though we tend to live our lives for most of the time as if that's the case. Though it might appear to be splitting hairs, this is an important distinction.
All too often the map gets mistaken for the territory, or worse, is given precedence over it. The second is that any half-way decent attempt to construct a robust model of the nature of existence needs to accommodate the full range of human experience and knowledge in every field through all times, rather than flitting from one limited subset of it to another and relying on dismissing the remainder as somehow irrelevant or inadmissible in order to continue to support its conclusions.
It's the old story of the blind men and the elephant. Every view contains truth within its limited context, but each, in believing it encompasses the entirety, is mistaken.
So nobody's completely right and nobody's completely wrong. Everyone has a bit of truth and everyone has some things back to front and inside out especially inside out about it as well.
This is a premise most people can accept. It's a level playing field on which that oppositional pantomime "oh yes it is! A completely impartial view of the evidence would seem to suggest that reality itself doesn't appear to favour any one view over any other.
It cheerfully supports diametrically opposing viewpoints on all sorts of things to do with it, and obligingly offers up proof after proof to their proponents that enables them all to lay claim to validity and consequently take the pantomime into yet another sell-out season.
In other words, our thought systems generate their own proof. See Holed in One for more on this concept. Phillippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim Paracelsus Vitalism Revitalised March Vitalism — the idea that understanding the workings of nature needs to take into account the role of a "life force" — has been fairly ridiculed in modern times, and despite developments of a more metaphysical nature such as Rupert Sheldrake 's work on "morphic fields" and the Global Consciouness Projectthere still appears to be a widespread reluctance to link any such "fields" to the intelligence and meaning we experience as a prominent part of daily existence.
The prevailing consensus seems to prefer a mechanistic model of existence which proposes that we operate in ways which can be entirely explained in terms of biochemical reactions and physical processes. Vitalistic perspectives tend to be accorded about as much respect as animistic beliefs, being widely regarded either as laughably quaint and "primitive", or as "new agey" whatever that may mean.
With the application of the mechanistic model now beginning to beg more questions than it can answer, perhaps it's time to revisit vitalism. After all, how would you feel about an electrician who claimed that electricity had no real relevance in explaining the workings of an electrical circuit?
This is the very cornerstone of our trust in it. Its symbol, the white lab coat, has come to stand for the detached viewpoint, untainted by all the irrational prejudices and erroneous reasonings of daily life.
It has no colours to nail to the mast; it's pure, sterile, incorruptible, emotionless. It has gravitas, befitting the serious questions being addressed by its wearer, who should preferably also be wearing an unsmiling, intensely heroic expression and spectacles.
A passing resemblance to Clark Kent may help. It's deferred to as the mantle of the Higher Authority, much as a priest's robes used to be and occasionally still are.
And while there's not quite the aroma of incense about it — perhaps instead a Bacon sandwich half consumed and forgotten in the midst of something far more important?
It's the western cultural equivalent of the saffron robes of the East. It's the mantle of enlightenment. Or is it more in the nature of a cinema screen? A means of reflecting back to us the images and expectations that society, since time aboriginal, has projected onto its Seekers after Higher Truth.
We no longer have knights in shining armour galloping about pursuing grails, but the garb of our latterday knights is no less reflective, no less disguising of the all too human underneath as they go about their grail-seeking activities.
So just how much of "scientific" lore is higher truth?A subjective essay includes your personal perspective and opinion, without the need to seem objective or base your essay on research.
Many subjective essays are descriptive, meaning they describe how something looks or feels. These can include essays on lifestyles, backgrounds or attitudes.
Other. General Information. The West Valley College Philosophy department offers an unusually large number of courses in Philosophy and introductory Religious Studies..
One major aim of the Philosophy program is to encourage clarity and rigor of thought and expression. One advantage in writing a descriptive essay is that you can be objective or subjective.
Subjective information or writing is based on personal opinions, interpretations, points of view, emotions and judgment. It is often considered ill-suited for scenarios like news reporting or decision making in business or politics. Objective information or analysis is fact-based, measurable and. Essays on health and related subjects by homeopathic practitioner Wendy Howard in the context of a philosophy and model of existence that breaks out of the materialism of the biomedical model. You have reached a web page that was created by Professor Frank Pajares. Portions of his web site have been archived and others have been moved to homes not affiliated with Emory University.
Descriptive essay writing requires using various stylistic devices to put your point across, effectively. One should also identify the rationale behind writing the essay, and be aware of the type of the audience to address. How to Write a Critical Essay. A critical essay is an analysis of a text such as a book, film, article, or painting.
The goal of this type of paper is to offer a text or an interpretation of some aspect of a text or to situate the text in. Jun 12, · Objective vs. Subjective Writing: Understanding the Difference June 12, by April Klazema When it comes to writing a paper, or even just crafting an argument, you have to be highly aware of the difference between an objective and a subjective srmvision.com: April Klazema.
Unselfish Joy: A Neglected Virtue by Natasha Jackson (From Metta, The Journal of the Buddhist Federation of Australia, Vol.
12, No. 2.). Mudita — unselfish or sympathetic joy — is one of the most neglected topics within the whole range of the Buddha Dhamma, probably because of its subtlety and of the wealth of nuances latent within it.