TaN: Last minute update: Oceans won’t produce enough food for the world if current population trends continue, claim scientists – Naturalnews.com, October 30, 2013.
This is not entirely correct. It has been said that, The world has enough for everyone’s need but not enough for one man’s greed. This is and has been supported by a UN report claiming that there is enough resources on Earth to support 16 BILLION people and yet, at barely 9 billion, over a billion is malnourished and in constant starvation. [Note: I have just heard about it but not yet confirmed, though I tend to believe it, and still trying to get the purported UN report.]
There is still plenty of land that has not been (PROPERLY) utilized – much less the oceans. The main problem is not population growth – whether managed or uncontrolled – but the waste and the mal-distribution of food and the mal-appropriation of resources. If we just discard our pride and arrogance and accept the reality around us – that people, duped and brainwashed by consumerism, refuse to see how wasteful we have been and are, and all in the name of economic growth and development is are just fancy and deceitful terms to masquerade profits and greed.
Come on, look around us and open our eyes to the garbage and pollution. What do you think have been causing the deluge, the freakish super storms, the stench in the landfills, the “visible” air, and all the evidences of a wasteful and pitiful lifestyle. And then we put up so called social enterprises and pro-poor programs and campaigns – in the hope to disguise and cover-up our shameful lifestyles and devastation of the environment. If we did not put out so much waste in the first place, there would not be any need for such programs and enterprises.
It is time to stop all this nonsense of self-delusion – that population is out of control, that there is not enough food and water, that there is increasing poverty. It is man’s greed and apathy that are the real culprits in our sufferings and misery.
TaN: What the environment of the planet needs today are projects – especially those that are intended or designed to solve or address much of the problems on pollution and garbage – that are designed and intended to have a limited lifespan – to address the problems besetting the planet. Projects like the famed Rags to Riches are good – but only if they have been created to address the increasing problem of consumerism trash while, simultaneously, working to have those businesses or agencies responsible for the accumulating trash to shift to a closed-loop system of business (mostly in manufacturing). [FYI: Closed-loop means that there is no waste, that every part of the product can and will be either recycled or re-used. And, to differentiate between the 2: recycling is when a product or the supposed waste is made or “retooled” so as to serve as a new material, while re-use is when the usefulness or life of a product or the supposed waste is lengthened by using it in another manner.]
Emphasis today should be to permit only businesses that have a closed-loop system – i.e., zero-waste. For businesses that are already existing, they will be given a grace period to redesigned their systems and products into closed-loop ones and, if they cannot comply, will be shutdown. Meanwhile, existing businesses – as well as future ones, should the need arise or be deemed necessary – will be required to establish facilities for recycling, where waste from their products may be returned to them by consumers and recycling centers.
The rationale behind the emphasis for closed-loop systems is to achieve a zero-waste economy or situation, otherwise projects that address waste from consumerism will be another cause of more waste to be generated because business will always argue that they have to produce as much waste as possible in order to “support” such projects (as Rags to Riches). The idea is, since these projects “depend” on waste, this conveniently provides businesses with the justification to ravage as much natural resources as they can from the environment and convert them into consumer products that eventually becomes waste so that projects like Rags to Riches can a steady and abundant source of “raw materials”. In effect, they will be doing these projects a great favor by supplying them ever increasing amounts of waste.
In conclusion, projects that address non-biodegradable waste from business and industry should be designed and created with a built-in limited lifespan – that end of project life must be due to redundancy – and that lifespan must include the attainment of the objective of zero-waste and closed-loop systems for the businesses that are responsible for the “raw materials” of the projects, otherwise the projects themselves will only prove to legitimize the wasteful and destructive practices of business and industry.
TaN: There is a connection between Rupert Sheldrake’s morphic resonance and the unique characteristic of water to retain a memory of any substance it comes in contact with – much like that of the storage memory of a computer – according to a recently-viewed but long-downloaded video entitled, Structured Water – Heal Water with your Thoughts.
Rupert Sheldrake argued that a skin of an animal would essentially be no different from the skin cell of a man and that a heart cell would essentially be the same as any other heart cell of any other animal. However [to use his argument], why is it that a skin cell of a giraffe forms into a giraffe while that of a man forms into a man. How does the different cells know what kind of organism they are supposed to form?
He further argues that the first instance that something is formed – like a new crystal (again, using his example) – the process is usually slow and arduous. However, as more and more of the process is repeated, forming more crystals, it becomes easier each time. Take the case of the first attempts to sequence or map the human genome. It took a long time. Today, it can be done almost effortlessly.
His (morphic resonance) argument is that there appears to be some sort of a universal pool or collective receptacle for knowledge where things of similar nature draw common information on design or form and function. The first occurrence of a unique specific object or thing creates or initiates this pool and, as more of the same object or thing comes into existence, it becomes easier and easier to subsequent replicates. This would account for or explain why, as time passes and as more replicates become reality, the process of bringing into existence becomes faster and easier.
It would appear that there is some sort of a universal pool of information or collective receptacle where knowledge gained by any individual’s consciousness is elevated to and gathered for future utility. This storage of information deals with how a specific object or thing is formed – its design and function. This would explain the aforementioned query of why a skin cell of a giraffe, while in the womb, knows exactly where it belongs and its function – the skin cell draws on the noosphere for giraffes. There is, as of yet, no other plausible explanation.
In this age of transparency and enlightenment, it would seem that there is some credibility to the unfolding events and revelation of knowledge – and made almost immediately via cyberspace – that there virtually no such thing as intellectual property and patents and copyrights because all knowledge goes to that universal pool and we extract what we need from it. People are so obsessed with possessions that we are now even claiming ownership over things that are immaterial, where this obsession is but a sign or manifestation of insecurity (instead of confidence), of self-doubt (instead of self-assurance), of low self-respect (instead of self-worth), of selfishness (instead of selflessness and altruism), of antipathy (instead of empathy) – bundled up in fear and in greed.
To connect everything above to water’s supposed “ability to remember” anything it comes in contact with, it could be the “universal pool of knowledge” of Rupert Sheldrake’s morphic resonance. Water, because of its unusual “ability”, could – at least in part – the explanation of why and how repetitions make replications easier as they increase in frequency. In the case of those repetitions that do not seem to involve water, it must be remembered that almost everything in this world contain some amount of water – no matter how little, so there would surely be some water. [Like in the case revealed in the “Structured Water” video, it claimed that if moisture was completely removed from gasoline, it would not burn. They argued that water, even just a small amount, is necessary for anything to burn. After all, burning is just very rapid oxidation and water contains the two most combustible elements known.]
But all this is just my humble opinion.