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We hope your search was successful. Although, maybe you have already made sure that it is very difficult to find reliable and reliable information on the Internet? Have you also made sure that this huge ocean, as well as the whole world around us, is full of a lot of false historical facts, erroneous scientific theories and idle conjectures of the so-called "teachers"?
For years, normality has been stretched nearly to its breaking point, a rope pulled tighter and tighter, waiting for a nip of the black swan’s beak to snap it in two. Now that the rope has snapped, do we tie its ends back together, or shall we undo its dangling braids still further, to see what we might weave from them?
Covid-19 is showing us that when humanity is united in common cause, phenomenally rapid change is possible. None of the world’s problems are technically difficult to solve; they originate in human disagreement. In coherency, humanity’s creative powers are boundless. A few months ago, a proposal to halt commercial air travel would have seemed preposterous. Likewise for the radical changes we are making in our social behavior, economy, and the role of government in our lives. Covid demonstrates the power of our collective will when we agree on what is important. What else might we achieve, in coherency? What do we want to achieve, and what world shall we create? That is always the next question when anyone awakens to their power.
On October 23, 2007, some top level officials of the US government appealed to me for help in stemming the raging fires devastating California.
The situation was absolutely out of control. In order to combat the natural disaster they had mustered all their available technical equipment, as well as the National Guard—with almost zero results. Natural calamities of this magnitude cannot be controlled even by such technically developed and affluent countries as the USA.
And this is yet another demonstration that the technocratic path of development is not a panacea for everything, especially where natural disasters are concerned. It is possible to quench small fires with the help of all that technical equipment; but if tens of thousands of acres of forest, undergrowth, bushes and prairies flare up simultaneously, the use of even the best technical resources is futile.
In February 1999, the New York journal "Skeptic" published an article under quite a designing name "Another Alt Med Tragedy". The author of the article is a Michael Shermer. His article and Barbara G. Koopman's answer are below.
In the next couple of months CBS's Unsolved Mysteries will be airing a program on a "Russian Psychic Healer" named Nicolai Levashov, who claims he has created medical miracles and that "the results have mystified the very doctors who had written their patients off as incurable," according to the pre- production report given to me by the producers of this segment.
By Nicolai Levashov
It so happens that the modern interpretation of the word "genocide" is the physical elimination of one people by another for very different reasons which can be racial, national or religious. The World Mass Media do their best to portray genocide, in a way everyone understands, as a situation when some bad people come and cut the throats of all in sight: children, women and old men. Certainly, these actions are undoubtedly genocide, but this is not the only way that people and even whole nations can be exterminated in great numbers. Today’s modern mass media hysterically shouts about it all over the world, so that involuntarily a question arises: why is this hysteria about real and invented genocides of the past being organized exactly now?
They yell about many old and recent genocides but nobody has even mentioned the genocide of the Russian people, which is really strange if we take into account the scale of genocide through which Russians had to go in the past.
by Nicolai Levashov
Since the dawn of history, mankind has always quailed helplessly before the elemental forces of nature. For at least the past ten millennia, history depicts us as either worshipping these formidable forces or viewing them as the work of wrathful gods – raining down retribution upon their awestruck and trembling flock.
The rise of technology has helped us little in this regard, other than giving us tools to observe their origin and behavior. By means of seismological tools we can now, more or less precisely, track the origin, trajectory and force of earthquakes – and dodge them if we are lucky.
Satellites give us similar data and warning about ocean storms – and at least a chance to escape. The same is true of other natural disasters, such as flooding, droughts, and forest and steppe fires. (Our measures to fight the latter are deemed successful only if the fire is not really heavy).
Our struggle against natural disasters and whatever successes we achieve require huge human and technical resources and the outlay of sizeable amounts of money.