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  • The Science of Living in Harmony with Nature

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    Description: What we accomplish in our finite Earthly lifetime is determined by our wishes, prayers, and dreams. We must share a compelling vision and goals.

    Suppose you were given a magic wand that grants you four or five wishes to make the world better for us all, and our posterity. Selfish wishes will not be granted. Each self-centered wish you make will reduce the number of wishes you will be granted.

    Be careful not to waste your valuable world-changing wishes, prayers, and dreams on narrow-minded self-serving greed.

    We must carefully study God’s Universal Laws in order to live in Harmony with Nature. Only then can our most-noble wishes and prayers be granted.

    What would YOU change? What would your top priority be? Take a few minutes to write down your thoughts, feelings, and reasons for each of your Earth-changing imaginary creative-problem-solving wishes.

    “We are what we imagine. Everything we will become begins with our imagination. With our images WE create the world.” – Buddha

    We are certain that all of our Earthly bodies must eventually die. But, What will the legacy to our posterity be? Will we be good stewards of the bountiful gifts we have received, and leave the world more sustainable?

    In The Sermon on the Mount, Jesus taught His followers to pray: Thy will be done.” While dying on the cross at the hand of man, He repeated: “Not my will, but Thine be done.”

    It is a critical lesson of life. If we align our prayers and wishes with our Creator’s Perfect Plan, who can stand against us for long? Do not expect answers to ungodly selfish prayers.

    No one can violate God’s Universal Sustainable Laws of Nature and thrive or even survive.

    When we look at Hubble telescope images, it appears that Universal Laws like gravity and electromagnetism have never been violated in the entire history of our Creator’s Universe. So it will likely be with the Laws of Sustainability. All UNSUSTAINABLE lifestyle behaviors are by definition eventually suicidal.

    The foundation for the July 4, 1776 U.S. Declaration of Independence is clearly based on: “the laws of Nature and of Nature's God.” America must forever trust God’s Laws, or perish.

    Those who learn HOW to live in harmony with Nature will be rewarded with an abundant life, where their very-best wishes do come true. Those who continually violate the Universal Laws of Nature will leave a legacy of death to our precious grandchildren in the 21st century.

    Are YOU living an unsustainable life of immediate gratification, or laying a foundation for future sustainability?
    Johnny Appleseed traveled early America teaching pioneers to plant fruit trees for their grandchildren. (Genesis 2:15)

    Together, we CAN change the world. United we stand. Divided we commit inevitable suicide.

    We MUST develop a compelling common vision of a superior future in harmony with Nature.

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    If I could change the world, my TOP PRIORITY would be to help everyone learn how to live an ABUNDANT PEACEFUL LIFE IN HARMONY WITH NATURE, and with each other (which implies worldwide shared prosperity - the elimination of poverty).

    “We must BE the change we want to see in the world.” - Mahatma Gandhi

    The process of significant social change can only take place one person at a time.

    Never doubt that a handful of inspired believers can radically improve the entire world. In fact, that is the ONLY way it has ever happened in the history of humanity. It must all begin with a single spark of imagination, which grows into a shared compelling vision.

    The prophet Isaiah wrote that the Spirit of God embodies WISDOM, KNOWLEDGE and UNDERSTANDING, and that our Savior would be called THE PRINCE OF PEACE. No matter what you call your personal savior, the solution to man-made avoidable problems must begin with PEACE, Compassion, and Universal Consciousness.

    In stark contrast to the Spirit of the Creator of the Universe, the contentious Spirit of Anti-Peace is based on virulently-ignorant rejection of the Proven Scientific Truth about the unchanging Laws of Nature.

    There is no need for us to attribute war to a satanic supernatural entity. The wickedness of selfish human greed, corruption, oppression, vengeance, intolerance, lack of forgiveness, and absence of Universal Consciousness is quite enough to fully explain the worst aspects of human behavior, and the lack of promised Peace on Earth today.

    Clearly, the great evil of hatred and the Spirit of Anti-Peace influenced bloody human conflict for thousands of years. More than ever before, our perilous world desperately needs the Spirit of the prophesied PRINCE OF PEACE. Those who profit from deadly war are the most sinister source of evil.

    As a scientist, I believe that the bright white light of the Spirit of God is knocking at the door of everyone’s innermost soul. God gave us Free Will to open the door, or to choose to flounder in darkness all of our earthly life. When we open the door to Provable Scientific Truth about Nature, enlightened joyful peace and synergistic harmony will dominate our world.

    Those who live in the sorrow of darkness, and promote unjustified war, are clearly Anti-God and Anti-Nature.

    Luke Chapter 2 Verses 9-10, 13-14 “The angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them … And the angel said unto them, ‘Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to ALL people.’ … And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest, and ON EARTH PEACE, GOOD WILL TOWARD MEN.’”

    As children, many of us heard these words every December. BUT, where is PEACE ON EARTH today?

    There are many skeptics who now believe that the Bible is wrong: Peace On Earth is NOT possible.

    The very people that The Prince of Peace came to save rejected His message and put Him to painful death on the cross, where He prayed: “Father forgive them, for they know not what they do.”

    Today, Jewish people greet each other with the Hebrew word "Shalom", which means PEACE - Our common goal. The word "Islam" has a common root derivation with the word Shalom - Both mean PEACE and unity. The human Spirit of Anti-Peace has caused religious fanatics to warp and distort the true meaning of their own foundational roots. This sign is very clear: ANYONE WHO PREACHES PREPARING FOR WAR IS WITHOUT A DOUBT ANTI-GOD.

    Without Forgiveness: Vengeance, revenge and rage will perpetuate and escalate bloody man-made Anti-God war - Each side asking the same Creator of the Universe for strength and blessing on their killing of infidel enemies - Neither side having the first clue about the true loving joyful Nature of God, or the Prince of Peace. We must forgive them all, and help them see the Nature of our own living God through our harmony and brotherly love.

    We must condemn Hitter's genocidal holocaust, and do what we can to end similar thinking, but we cannot base peace on hate.

    All humans make many mistakes. We all need Constructive Criticism. BUT, the goal of CONSTRUCTIVE Criticism is that we leave the receivers with the feeling they have been helped, NOT that they are hated for what they have done.

    If people follow an unsustainable lifestyle, we must use brotherly love to show them HOW to live in harmony with Nature.

    The wickedness of religious leaders who profit by purveying false doctrine can be very deadly.

    They rejected and murdered the previously-prophesied Prince of Peace, in favor of the dark side.

    The Prince of Peace forgave them all while He was dying on their cross. Does this example have meaning today?

    Is it ever justifiable to murder a compassionate teacher of: “Love thy neighbor as thyself”? Religious leaders who felt threatened by the message of peace and brotherly love used their authority to kill it. The Jews that Jesus came to save rejected the Prince of Peace. BUT, His story of love harmonized with countless Greeks and Romans. Hundreds of years later, the New Testament was written in the ancient Greek language (not in the Aramaic language that Jesus spoke to His disciples, who could neither read or write).

    Hatred and revenge only breed more hatred and deadly wars. Which part of that do maniacs not understand?

    Adolph Hittler introduced the outrageous idea of “war to prevent war.” After World War II, President Dwight David Eisenhower said emphatically: “PREVENTIVE WAR was an invention of Hittler. Frankly, I would not even listen to anyone seriously that came and talked about such a thing.”

    Hittler’s insane idea of preemptive war to prevent war was resurrected by Bush / Cheney in Iraq - based on Cheney’s obviously-fabricated BIG LIES about non-existent weapons of mass destruction, in order to gain control of Iraq’s oil reserves. Cheney’s original name for his attack on Iraq was Operation Iraqi Liberation (O.I.L. War). The value of Cheney’s Halliburton stock options skyrocketed when he awarded Halliburton billions of dollars of no-bid contracts in Iraq.

    O.I.L. war cost America over a trillion dollars, 4,500 brave soldier lives, a million life-changing mutilations, and huge debt passed on to our American grandchildren. Our insane attack on Iraq empowered and motivated Iran and greatly INCREASED support for al Qaeda. The Bush / Cheney “War On Terrorism” badly expanded the threat of terrorism against USA. Will our non-learning nation be forever totally blind to the predictable "cause and effect" of unjustified war?

    The military industrial complex, which profits greatly from war, is incapable of ever learning about life. They are professional killers.

    War does NOT bring about the end of war. War provides much fuel for more-violent war.

    We can never tolerate another genocidal Hittler, but Dick Cheney’s O.I.L. lies were similar deadly evil.

    He who is ever desiring profit is a cause of fighting - Proverbs 28:25

    The Prince of Peace demonstrated brotherly love, compassion, self-sacrifice and forgiveness. Even most atheists and agnostics can recognize that these are good things to do.

    The Spirit of Anti-Peace breeds hatred, revenge, greed, bigotry, and ethnocentric selfishness. The Spirit of Anti-Peace (that profits greatly from war) taxes and lies to the people in order to accomplish suicidal goals. They invest much-needed scarce resources in deadly war machines, instead of the prosperity of the people.

    The time and money that humanity spends on deadly war prevents us from achieving our full potential. No where is this more obvious today than the outrageous poverty in the nuclear-power North Korea. BUT, it is also true in the richest nation in the world, where we have the world's largest military budget, while 1 of of 7 Americans (and 1 out of 5 children) NOW live in poverty - We have borrowed heavily from our grandchildren, China, Japan, and OPEC nations to fight our absolutely-insane O.I.L. war, and now 15 million Americans cannot find a job in our badly-declining, mismanaged, short-sighted nation. No one can now deny that American politics-as-usual is simply suicidal.

    One of the primary motivations for war is a desire for a better standard of living (more oil, food, water, etc.). BUT ironically, deadly hatred, covetous conflict, and war greatly reduce an entire nation's standard of living.

    Albert Einstein:You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war.”

    We now live in a world with a stockpile of more weapons of mass destruction than necessary to EXTERMINATE ALL HUMANS hundreds of times over. We have angered much of the world, and provided radical lunatic terrorists with powerful motivation to develop and proliferate their own WMD.

    If we do not immediately learn that ALL WARS ARE SUICIDAL, then the human race will soon cease to exist. There is very little time left. Warmongers are on the verge of killing us all with the push of a deadly button. One or two insane powerful leaders could easily destroy us all without any warning at all.

    1960’s Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD) is no defense against 21st century terrorists, who raise their own children to commit suicide for a great reward from Allah. Add to that the insanity of humanity and the way greedy obese Americans are destroying our own delicate Earth environment, and WE MUST RADICALLY REINVENT ALMOST EVERYTHING WE ARE DOING TODAY, or we will surely exterminate every human on Earth very soon.

    Life on Earth as we know it is totally unsustainable in the 21st century. Our highest priority wish and prayer is for abundant peaceful life in harmony with Nature, and with each other.

    We could go a long way toward eliminating the need for worldwide resource wars by using our off-the-shelf green technology to eliminate all poverty around the world. Who would want to commit acts of terrorism against those who compassionately provide life-giving sustenance, and help them learn how to live an abundant life in harmony with Nature?

    “The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life.” - John F. Kennedy 1961 Inauguration Which will YOU choose to do? Will our legacy be abundant peace in harmony with Nature, or 21st century suicide?The challenge before us is unprecedented. We are beyond the tipping point, but we must try save our world.

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    If I could change the world, my SECOND PRIORITY would be: Zero Emissions – Never Burn ANYTHING – No coal, oil, gas, biofuel, biomass, or even hydrogen (which emits NxOx). It would also include no inherently-deadly nuclear waste that pollutes our delicate Earth for thousands of years.

    Zero Energy Design ® and the U.S. Department of Energy demonstrated how to do it over three decades ago, with off-the-shelf green technology. We do NOT need radical new technology miracles. We merely need rational leadership that will empower long-overdue new infrastructure growth. Our infrastructure is crumbling, we must immediately rebuild, with a radical replacement of SUSTAINABLE, clean, green, safe, abundant, free-fuel solutions.

    We MUST put an absolute end to unsustainable Anti-Nature “Drill Baby Drill” and "Mine Baby Mine" virulent ignorance.

    Public funding is NOT necessary. Venture capital will gladly make it happen, IFF we have rational realistic leaders who set a Compelling Common Vision, and policies with sufficient motivation. We MUST enable Zero Emission winners, and Immediately STOP Subsidizing Unsustainable Deadly Stupidity.

    Abundant Energy In Harmony With Nature ® is the proven clean, green, safe, cost-effective, ready-to-go free-fuel solution we need today, using energy efficiency and plentiful: sunshine, wind, rain, tides, ocean currents and geothermal energy.

    There is well over 10,000 TIMES MORE easily-usable FREE-FUEL GREEN ENERGY available around the world today, than the sum total of all dirty energy sources currently being used by non-learning humanity today.

    All that we now need is the wisdom and foresight to construct the new cost-effective infrastructure to use it wisely.

    The petroleum industry alone is the most profitable sinister deadly business in the world today, AND the most powerful source of greed and corruption, with well-documented political bribes and high-paid lobbyists.

    How long will non-learning unenlightened fools with no critical thinking skills continue to submit to the dishonest self-serving propaganda from fossil fuel profiteers, when our green future will much cost less?

    In the best locations, the energy collection infrastructure necessary to take advantage of Nature’s bountiful gifts costs LESS than new highly-polluting fossil-fuel, biofuel, or nuclear energy sources.

    Green Energy is really a “no brainer”, BUT, we live in a maniacal failing-status-quo world of virulent ignorance, badly corrupted by business-as-usual traditional suicidal unsustainability.

    Taxpayers must REFUSE to continue subsidizing dead-end expensive dirty energy as usual.

    ZED Abundant Energy In Harmony With Nature ®
    can help eliminate greedy resource wars.


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    If I could change the world, my THIRD PRIORITY would be: Make killing trees illegal, with a high penalty for each and every one killed. (See our material on Deforestation)

    Earth’s human population has exploded from 2.5 billion in 1950 to 7 billion in only 60 years. We have failed to respond appropriately to this predictable radical unsustainable change to our delicate world. Status quo, "wait and see", non-learning tree-killing-as-usual has on a 21st century path toward the suicide of humanity.

    Over 2 BILLION HUMANS are now burning trees and other biomass to cook and heat their homes. This emits a huge amount of climate-changing greenhouse gas, neurotoxic mercury, and hundreds of poisonous byproducts of wood combustion. Smoke damages the lungs of everyone nearby. Soot from Asian and African wood fires rises to the upper atmosphere, and is deposited on polar-and-glacial ice, and on frozen tundra. Black soot absorbs normally-reflected solar radiation, warming the Earth and melting the frozen water ice, which slowly increases sea level. When tundra melts, it releases large volumes of sequestered methane, which is 75 TIMES MORE EFFECTIVE AS A GREENHOUSE GAS THAN CO2. This is beginning to trigger a lethal cascade, which will dramatically accelerate 21st century global warming.

    We are now destroying 50,000-to-100,000 acres of God’s life-giving trees PER DAY. As population tripled and old-growth forests have been quickly cut in half, we are clearly on a path that can only lead to suffocation of all oxygen-breathing animals (in the 21st century?). We are racing toward a “point of no return” cliff, with our heavy foot on the accelerator.

    Atmospheric CO2 is now INCREASING .6% per year. We are still building and buying many new things that emit huge volumes of CO2. When atmospheric CO2 reaches only 1%, all oxygen-breathing animals will immediately die, like being shot with a gun.

    Are you skeptical? Do you disagree with scientific fact? If you think you know more than scientists, here is a simple life-or-death experiment to prove whether you are right or wrong. Take an air tight container large enough for you to fit in. Climb inside. Add enough CO2 (from a carbonated beverage dispenser, "clean burning" car engine, "clean coal" plant, etc.) to increase the carbon dioxide level to only 1.1%. Video tape yourself and see how far you can count before you collapse.

    Arrange to have the video posted as a short clip on YouTube, so others may learn from your self-inflicted suicidal stupidity. The rest of us must imagine what will surly happen to the whole world, as we insanely keep increasing CO2 by .6% per year. We are already not that far from the suicide of stupid humanity.

    God's green trees sequester climate-changing CO2 carbon dioxide, and then release life-giving O2 oxygen. Fewer trees mean much-higher levels of global-warming CO2 greenhouse gas. Sea level may soon rise 300 feet, as it did the last time atmospheric CO2 exceeded 450 parts per million. A billion (formerly wealthy) people living near the world's coasts may soon be homeless. Will you or your children near the coast predictably become homeless, and lose your source of income and food?

    Washington D.C. and New York City subways and basements will fill with salt water in the 21st century. Non-learning fossil-fuel-corrupted people say that “global warming is a political hoax” – No scientist can convince virulently-ignorant fools otherwise, until AFTER THE FACT. By then, NOTHING will be able to reverse the deadly man-made anthropogenic trend.

    In the Bible, Noah did NOT start building his ark when he was neck deep in water. Noah listened to God's voice and did what he was told, while all of those around him thought it was completely unnecessary. The Earth is now clearly warming, polar and glacial ice are melting faster than humanity has ever seen before, AND STILL we continue to ignore God's voice and the everlasting Laws of Nature about sustainable lifestyle.

    CO2 stays in the atmosphere, does its climate-changing damage, and degrades very slowly over a century. Methane (from decaying organic matter) takes two centuries to decompose in our delicate upper atmosphere.

    Earth is already well-past the atmospheric-greenhouse-gas temperature "tipping point of no return." Humans have nothing planned in the future that can remove gigatons of existing global warming CO2. Nature gave us CO2-sequentring old-growth forests, but the insanity of humanity has killed most of them.

    If we immediately stop burning everything, it is probably already too late to save our coastal mega cities. But, we continue to ignore all scientific facts, INCREASE our greenhouse gas emission insanity, and thoughtlessly kill God's precious, delicate, CO2-sequentering forests faster than ever before in history.

    70% of today’s harvested CO2-sequestering, oxygen-supplying trees are foolishly used for irrational paper products.

    If we put a $1-per-page tax on paper made by killing trees (including recycled paper), it would be far too little, too late.

    We live in an electronic age where there is ABSOLUTELY NO JUSTIFICATION FOR ANY PAPER MADE FROM TREES.

    Look at your wrist. Is there a watch on it? Modern minds do NOT need a watch OR paper, for exactly the same reason. Wireless-device programmable apps are exploding at an unprecedented accelerating pace, as tech doubles every 13 months.

    Paper always slows down data processing. Paper information immediately becomes obsolete when it is printed. When transferred to another, data on paper must be manually be reentered, often with endless repetitive clerical errors. Hand-held video displays and intelligent data collection devices cost much less and are much-more useful than paper data. Paper does NOT support modern hand-held voice dictation, animation, real-time 2-way video, etc. Why ever use paper?

    Sinister printer manufacturers give complex paper printers away for free, so you must buy their proprietary, badly-overpriced printer cartridges. Free computer printers are like bait on a barbed fish hook. Stupid short-sighted printer consumers think they are getting a "free-lunch" bargain, and then they feel the painful sharp barb in their belly after the "free" buffet.

    Mediocre-minded paper-printer users appear to be as dimwitted as dumb fish. If you had to fill your car’s gasoline tank with toner or inkjet printer fluid, it would cost you over $30,000. It only costs the ink manufacturer a few penny’s for this extremely-profitable environment-destroying stupidity.

    Are YOU a fantastically-foolish fish that will forever want to print things on tree-killing paper? Will you always wear a watch?

    WE MUST IMMEDIATELY STOP USING PAPER ALTOGETHER, or suffocate very soon.

    Paper made from trees will be totally banned in Emerald Eco-City.

    Wooden Construction: Modern commercial building designers would NOT consider using wood. Wood is far too expensive, non-durable, unstable, and low in quality compared to superior construction alternatives. Areas that have depleted all of their local trees (like the Middle East) have long had to rely on much-better cost-effective non-wood construction techniques.

    However, non-learning American Institute of Architects members STILL use our declining supply of expensive wood to design grossly-inefficient overpriced American homes that are easily blown apart in man-made global-warming windstorms.

    The National Association of Home Builders is made up of many obsolete general contractors who grew up as non-learning business-as-usual carpenters. They still wear no-longer-needed watches from yesteryear. They are killing our source of life.

    America's life-giving old growth forests are now nearly all gone. This Unsustainable Insanity MUST quickly be made illegal.

    Idiots like U.S. Senator Christopher S. "Kit" Bond support devastating 41 million acres of Missouri woodlands to produce cellulosic ethanol (which when burned EMITS CO2, deadly CARBON MONOXIDE, and ALDEHYDES, including cancer-causing Formaldehyde, and Acetaldehyde, while reducing CO2 sequestration and the production of life-giving oxygen). The eventual cost to health, the environment, and replacing the forests will FAR EXCEED THE NET VALUE OF THE ENERGY PRODUCED.

    This stupid Senator insanely recommends that all of America do the same. <www.bond.senate.gov/contact/contactme.cfm>

    Planting a small replacement tree that takes 20-to-30 years to mature is NOT an acceptable renewable / sustainable practice, when population is exploding and forests are declining at an unprecedented suicidal pace. Most young trees die within five years, without providing a net reduction in atmospheric CO2. Our future lifestyle choices must be based on Annually-Renewable Resources. 30-year tree re-growth lifecycles are simply too little too late. Do NOT allow anyone to greenwash you into thinking
    that wood can be "sustainability harvested." There is simply no such thing (despite many misleading false advertising claims).

    American "wasWOOD" products (like oriented strand board, plywood, particle board, etc.) are often loaded with formaldehyde. USA FEMA even subsidized cancer-causing formaldehyde-laden mobile homes after man-made global-warming hurricane Katrina. Health-damaged occupants are winning billions of dollars in lawsuits against FEMA. Is wasWOOD in your home? All wasWOOD formaldehyde-containing products are totally banned in more-intelligent Europe. USA mediocrity lags far behind.

    Killing even one tree is a crime against Nature, and our posterity. The penalty for killing a tree should be dozens of times more expensive than planting replacements and nurturing them for decades until they become mature replacements for the tree(s) that are killed. Eventually, incorrigible unrepentant tree killers should be imprisoned until the replacement trees they must pay for provide the full benefits of the tree(s) they have killed. (Is 30 years enough for this deadly crime?)

    Tree killers are actually killing humans. Buying anything made from word (even recycled wood) provides economic motivation for those who continue to kill God’s life-giving trees. Just because killing trees was acceptable when there were fewer than a billion humans, does NOT mean that we tolerate it with 7 billion humans today. Traditional culture MUST change now.

    Those who are not pro-active tree huggers are violating God’s assignment to nurture trees:

    Genesis 2: 8-9, 15: “And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. And out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food” … “And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.”

    Why are trees pleasant to the sight? Humans are made from the same Earth that trees are. We are symbiotic and synergistic.
    Trees existed long before humans, but HUMANS CAN NOT EXIST WITHOUT GOD'S TREES.

    Our assignment to nurture trees is not for God’s benefit, but for our own human self preservation.

    Our life on Earth will be judged by how we care for trees. We must all become good stewards of Eden.

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    My Next Priority is integral to all of the above: Help the world learn how to learn and discern.

    "Children must be taught HOW to think, not what to think." - Margaret Mead (Popular American Cultural Anthropologist)

    Those who are conditioned to accept by unscientific faith whatever flows from the fountain of knowledge standing at the front of the forum are easily misled into doing many unsustainable stupid Anti-Nature things.

    95% of Americans SAY they believe in God. Many claim to be deeply religious people. But, the documented fact is that the vast majority have no clue WHY they believe what they were told to believe from the pulpit. In June 2010, researchers from the independent Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life interviewed more than 3,400 Americans and asked them 32 questions about the Bible, Christianity, other world religions, famous religious figures, and the constitutional principles governing
    religion in public life. (http://www.NYTimes.com/2010/09/28/us/28religion.html)

    Some of the multiple choice questions in the religion test were: Where was Jesus born? What is Ramadan? Whose writings inspired the Protestant Reformation? Which Biblical figure led the exodus from Egypt? What religion is the Dalai Lama? Joseph Smith? Mother Teresa?

    Fewer than one out of four knew that a public school teacher is permitted “to read from the Bible as an example of literature.” And only about one third knew that a public school teacher is permitted to offer a class comparing the world’s religions.

    Curiously, those who scored the highest on the above Pew religion test were Atheists and Agnostics.

    When you have a strongly-held minority position, intelligent people often take the time to study the opposition.

    Some leading Atheists ask their children to read the Bible, and form their own opinion based on what they find, NOT what others tell them that the Bible says. Reading religious books carefully and open mindedly will test anyone's faith.

    Catholics and Protestants demonstrated the poorest knowledge of religion on the Pew test. If you accept only by faith an unscientific mediocre majority opinion that you are TOLD to believe, you don’t need to know WHY you should comply.

    53% of Protestants did not know that Martin Luther started the Protestant Reformation.

    45% of Catholics did not know that their church teaches that the consecrated bread and wine in Holy Communion are not just symbols, but actually become the body and blood of Christ.

    43% of Jews did not know that Maimonides, one of the foremost rabbinical authorities and philosophers, was Jewish.

    When you are taught WHAT to think (by faith), instead of HOW to think (by reason), you may learn very little of the Truth.

    Does this help explain the virulent ignorance in our modern non-learning society of extreme unsustainability?

    The greatest intellectual gift that I received from my research-scientist father was:
    Lifelong learning in an ever-expanding universe of endless possibilitiestm

    Learning HOW to Learn and Discern involves developing effective: (1) Powers of Observation (see the world as it really is, NOT what we are told by obsolete thinkers that it once was), (2) Critical Thinking Skills (sales resistance to stupid, declining, unsustainable bad ideas), and (3) Creative Problem-Solving Capacity (think outside the box, beyond the reality of what now is, and imagine how all things really should be for us to live abundantly in harmony with Nature, and with each other).

    Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children.” – Walt Disney

    Knowing how to learn and discern is the ultimate solution for all of our current and future problems.

    (See our material on Zero Dropouts)

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    Has the above changed your own wish list at all? Does your mind harmonize with ours?

    Resistance To Change: Humans learn very slowly. When I demonstrated my first Zero Energy Design ® home in 1979, I just knew that all reasonable homes would soon eliminate conventional heating and cooling bills. Boy was I wrong! Over three decades later, most members of the American Institute of Architects ® and National Association of Home Builders ® still do not know precisely where the sun rises and sets summer and winter (common knowledge used to tell time 2500 years ago).

    A zero energy building can NOT be designed without critical environmental knowledge.

    Traditional clueless Architects are STILL designing stupid buildings that use 40-year-old obsolete stinking thinking, except that now their GREENWASH is using the FALSE misleading name: Leadership in Energy Efficient Design (USGBC LEED) – They are obviously non-learning entities who still continue to reject the previously-proven ZED and DOE Scientific Truth. Clear proof: New USGBC LEED buildings have heating and cooling bills that are similar to new conventional construction.

    Zero Energy Design ® was demonstrated and subsidized by the U.S. Department of Energy and Oakridge National Labs over three decades ago, and yet, AIA USGBC LEED Architects are just now trying to reinvent rectangular wheels, which they hope to accomplish by 2030 – What a laughable ongoing demonstration of arrogant USGBC architectural virulent ignorance.

    Some historians say that significant social and technological change takes at least 15 years – which is the length of one generation – one death or retirement at a time. Sometimes it takes many centuries, especially for obsolete unscientific ancient traditional religious-and-cultural dogma that must be accepted with unproven misplaced faith.

    This is true in large corporations, government agencies, and ancient religions. Mediocre majority “GROUPTHINK” and the intimidation of bad mismanagement leaders block the flow of valuable creative ideas. Instead of enabling creative innovation, they ridicule and punish it. Our blind teachers force students to conform to obsolete declining status quo. American high school dropout rates are spiraling upward to unprecedented new highs. Our children do not know HOW to learn or discern living in harmony with Nature, versus sinister unsustainability.

    College entrance exam SAT scores have fallen 75 points since man walked on the Moon. We've sent our technology and jobs overseas, where their universities better than our own. Our trade deficit is exploding, as we print worth less dollars and spend more on imports. 85% of our trade deficit goes to import oil and inferior things from China, including unmonitored tainted food. IF we ended our huge transfer of wealth for imports, relied on FREE FUEL DOMESTIC GREEN ENERGY, and restored our internal manufacturing jobs, we would have zero unemployment, and money to solve most of today's internal USA problems.

    “Faced with changing one's mind, or proving that there is no need to do so, most people get busy on the proof.” - John Kenneth Galbraith

    Einstein's Joke: "If the facts don't match your theory, change the facts." (chuckle)

    “A new scientific truth does NOT triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.” - Max Planck (Creator of the Photon Theory, and close associate of Albert Einstein, who proved Planck's Photon Theory in 1905, and used it to develop his own radical Theory of Relativity: e=mc2, which changed the world in many unprecedented scientific, economic, and social ways). All of the arrogant scientists who rejected Planck and Einstein have died. All modern physicists now understand e=mc2.

    Albert Einstein often said: “Great spirits have always encountered strong opposition from mediocre minds.”

    CoroLarry: If you frequently encounter strong opposition, you may NOT be a great spirit, or you are not choosing your battles wisely – You may just be an imbecile.

    "They laughed at Galileo, but they also laughed at Bozo the clown." - Dr. Carl Sagan (Cosmos, Contact, etc.)

    In any population, the majority is made up of the mediocre plus the below average.

    Never enter into an intellectual battle with unarmed opponents. (snicker)

    It is not very likely that you can change an entrenched irrational mediocre mind.

    If you win or lose the argument, either way YOU will look stupid for trying.

    "The way of a fool is right in his own eyes" - Proverbs 12:15

    Provable science may never convince Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Senator Jim Inhofe, “Drill Baby Drill” Sarah Palin, oil company executives, or the heads of the American Institute of Architects that clean, green, abundant energy in harmony with Nature is safer, sustainable, and more cost-effective than status-quo energy corruption. BUT, we can raise a new generation of truly-green thinkers and innovators, who must radically reinvent our suicidal way of life (or humanity will destroy itself soon).

    “The vast majority of human beings dislike and even dread all notions with which they are not familiar. Hence it comes about that at their first appearance, innovators have always been derided as fools and madmen.” - Aldous Huxley

    In 1513, Niccolo Machiavelli wrote: “There is nothing more difficult to plan, more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to manage than the creation of a new system. For the initiator has the enmity of all who would profit by the preservation of the old system, and merely lukewarm defenders in those who would gain by the new one.”

    “New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because
    they are not already common.”
    - John Locke

    If we live in a democracy where mindless majority obstructionists reject everything new, there can never be ANY progress. We would all be illiterate, have to raise our own food, damage the environment, and travel no farther than we could walk.

    WE MUST EMBRACE NEW PROVABLE SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE, and WIDESPREAD SOCIAL / TECHNICAL INNOVATION.

    During The Inquisition, the Catholic Church violated “Thou shalt not kill” and murdered countless critical thinkers for disagreeing with their incorrect dogmatic interpretations of the Bible. Those special interests that profit by the preservation of status quo can be sinister great evil indeed.

    In 1633, God-loving Galileo Galilei used his new telescope to prove that the sun did NOT rotate around the Earth. The Church persecuted him and placed him under arrest for the rest of his life. Some experts consider Galileo’s rejection of canonical religious tradition and authority to elevate him to being the Father of Modern Science. No one can tolerate failing status quo and also bring about much-needed improvements in the world. If your own innovation demands widespread majority support, it will most likely fail before it gets started. Radical change begins with a single spark of imagination in the mind of an individual.

    (1) Powers of Observation and (2) Critical Thinking Skills are essential to long-overdue radical reinvention of our infrastructure. (3) Perseverance and Commitment to Noble Goals Are Essential.

    The Catholic Handbook for Inquisitors explained the pious self-righteous reason for the Inquisition “heresy” penalty of bloody torture and murder by the Church:  

    “... punishment does not take place primarily and per se for the correction and good of the person punished, but for the public good in order that others may become TERRIFIED and weaned away from the evils they would commit (including the Church-perceived "evil" of scientific study of the PROVABLE Nature of God’s Universal Laws of Physics, etc.)

    The Catholic Church Inquisition was (and still is) premeditated, self-acknowledged, Deadly TERRORISM – Undeniable plain and simple TRUTH. Those who disagree only need to read their Handbook for Inquisitors.

    In 1965, the name of the former Catholic “Holy Office of the Inquisition” was changed to "Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith", BUT, it STILL has the exact same Inquisition TERRORISM assignment to the present day.

    Earth’s population has exploded from 2.5 billion in 1950 to 7 billion people in only 60 years. A billion are starving on less than one cup of food per day, and over 5,000 die each day from lack of clean water. We are killing 50,000-to-100,000 acres of life-giving trees EVERY DAY - rapidly increasing as human demand for land and wood skyrockets upward.

    Genesis 1:28 "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth" has been over-accomplished - It is NOW very obsolete.

    Earth’s overpopulation is rushing headlong toward depletion of scarce resources, and irreversible destruction of our delicate environment. When atmospheric CO2 reaches only 1%, all oxygen-breathing animals on Earth will die immediate like they were shot with a gun.

    The status-quo traditional intransigent Catholic Church has been staunchly opposed to voluntary contraception for as long as we can track historically. Ancient Catholic Church leaders (like Jerome) proclaimed that "Some go so far as to take potions, that they may insure barrenness, and thus murder human beings before their conception." Do YOU believe that life begins BEFORE conception? Is it murder to try to avoid conception by any means?

    This is the same outrageous “Christian” Church that murdered people for stating that the Earth orbits the sun. Did Jesus murder anyone for disagreeing with Him? Those who violate “Thou shalt not kill” have no right to call themselves Christians, OR to force their non-learning double-dumb dogma on others.

    Entrenched hypocritical humans are far beyond spiritually bankrupt and mentally insane. The Catholic Catechism still says that all sex acts MUST be procreative. Anything else is murder before conception. Resistance to long-overdue social change (that is based on Provable Scientific Truth) is the Suicidal Plague of Humanity.

    Psalm 93:1, Psalm 96:10, and 1 Chronicles 16:30 include scriptures stating that: "the world is firmly established, it cannot be moved." Psalm 104:5 says, "the LORD set the earth on its foundations; it can never be moved." Ecclesiastes 1:5 states that "the sun rises and sets and returns to its place." These words were written by simple people without a telescope. “Rising” and “setting” sun still pervades our scientifically-inaccurate language to this very day. The sun actually does no such thing.

    The Bible and common language refer to decisions being made by our heart, which is completely false scientifically. Our heart is merely a blood pump – nothing more. When a person has a modern heart transplant, their emotions and personality most certainly do NOT change. The wife of the first artificial heart precipitant worried that her husband's
    emotions and love for her would drastically change. They most certainly did not. Emotions are NOT in, or from, our heart. "I love you with all of my heart" is commonly expressed, but it is based on 2,000 year old misunderstanding of physiology.

    Two millennia ago, the ancients incorrectly thought our brain was merely a radiator to cool the blood. It was not until after the discovery of electricity that medical research scientists learned the electro-chemical-control nature of the brain in the early 1800’s.

    Bible scribes’ use of the word “heart” (attributed to Jesus and many others) clearly did NOT understand the true physiological nature of our human heart or brain, as we now understand. Our language, traditions, and culture lag millennia behind our modern scientific understanding of the Universal Laws of Nature. Using an old cultural cliché has low value in a scientific discussion.

    Galileo defended his heliocentrism view (the Earth is NOT fixed – Earth rotates on its axis and orbits the Sun). Galileo honestly believed that his Scientific Proof did NOT contradict Holy Scripture. Galileo believed Psalm 19:1 (as we also do): “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.”

    The fact that flat-Earth humans did not understand what they saw in the heavens, did not make heliocentrism any less true. Ignoring or rejecting scientific facts does not make them go away - it merely retards human progress. No rational open-minded scientist can look at Hubble telescope images and not worship the majesty of the Creator of the Universe, despite the fact that religious leaders continued to reject well-documented Scientific Truth for centuries. Majority opinion os OFTEN WRONG.

    If you rely on man-made satellite-based weather forecasts, international wireless communication, or GPS navigation systems, you have Galileo to thank, NOT the Church of arrogant unscientific dogmatic false doctrine and misrepresentation of the True Nature of the Creator of the Universe.

    We should scientifically study God’s handiwork, which Galileo’s new telescope allowed him to do much better than ever before, and our modern remote-sensing spacecraft (like Hubble, et.al.) do much better today than ever before in human history.

    Two-thousand-year-old misunderstanding of Godly Science can be a great evil in the world to this very day.

    Science Is Provisional. Scientific knowledge expands and changes every year as radically-new discoveries are made. BUT, it may take centuries for non-learning intransigent religious and cultural dogma to catch up to recently-discovered
    Provable Scientific Truth.

    As the pace of scientific discoveries accelerates, so must our minds, and especially our education of young generations of extremely-valuable problem-solving future scientists. The obsolete non-learning generation may reject new Truths, but we must transfer our best modern scientific understanding to our young generation, and NOT allow obstructionists to block the Truth.

    “Lifelong learning in an ever-expanding universe of endless possibilities.” tm

    Galileo correctly supported Saint Augustine's position that we can NOT take every Holy Scripture passage literally forever. IF the “Song of Solomon” was literal, that would most certainly be a very-strange looking beautiful woman – chuckle

    Most of us think we know what we know, BUT often THE MAJORITY OF US ARE QUITE WRONG. (The Earth is NOT flat – The Sun and the Moon do NOT orbit around a fixed Earth.)

    Some of us know what we do not know – We must ask profound questions and learn through our (1) Powers of Observation and (2) Critical Thinking Skills.

    But sadly, there is much that we don’t know that we don’t know.

    Clinging to what we THINK we know, but really do not, is wrong when it is wrong.

    Once again quoting Einstein:
    “The thinking that created today's problems is insufficient to solve them.”

    Decades after NASA scientists sent men to the moon and back in 1969, in a 1990 speech delivered at the Sapienza University of Rome, Inquisitor Catholic Cardinal Ratzinger (later the “flawless” Pope Benedict XVI) quoted Paul Feyerabend:

    Earthrise Church and Galileo“The Church at the time of Galileo kept much more closely to reason
    than did Galileo himself, and she took into consideration the ethical
    and social consequences of Galileo's teaching too. Her (1633) verdict
    against Galileo was RATIONAL and JUST
    .”

    – Pure 1990 Arrogant Intransigent Ethnocentric Dogmatic Religious BULLSHIT!

    Can you imagine any idiot saying such a thing
    AFTER seeing “Earthrise” from the moon?

    For 360 years, the dispute between the Catholic Church and Galileo has been one of history's greatest emblems of unchanging conflict between rational scientific reason and non-learning conservative obstructionist dogmatic unfounded faith in false traditional doctrine.

    After a 13-year investigation, at the 1992 Pontifical Academy of Sciences, Pope John Paul II tried to rectify one of the Church's most infamous wrongs – by finally apologizing to Galileo 353 years after his death. Galileo’s "Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems" was removed from the Catholic Index of banned publications. In 1992, the “infallible” Pope John Paul II proclaimed that Galileo was “imprudently opposed” (contradicting 1990 Cardinal Ratzinger, who became Pope Benedict XVI).

    Although they acknowledged their Galileo error, they have NOT repented for countless Inquisition murders and bloody torture.

    In 2010, Pope Benedict XVI was forced to apologize for sexual abuse of children, and for covering up the truth about it
    for decades – a very difficult decision for a Church that claims to be the “flawless” interpreter of God's laws for humans.

    Since long before Martin Luther, the best Confrontational Innovators are often thought of as incorrigible nonconformists.

    “Being in a minority, even a minority of one, does not make one insane.” - Winston Smith in George Orwell's "1984"

    Albert Einstein: "It gives me great pleasure to see the stubbornness of an incorrigible nonconformist warmly acclaimed." (Although sometimes this takes many centuries)

    The goal of Constructive Criticism is to leave receivers with the feeling they’ve been helped.
    All of the above was meant to be informative about our corrupt human nature, AND CONSTRUCTIVELY Critical
    about what will clearly be needed in the future to defeat virulent ignorance. We did not mean to condemn any
    religion, but rather to point out that resistance to change is common inside all of us. We must learn how to learn.

    We must learn to overcome our ethnocentric selfish obsolete views that cling to failed status quo

    Together we CAN change the world and learn how to live in harmony with Nature and each other, soon

    We sincerely wish all of our readers an Abundant New Life In Harmony With Nature

    Lifelong Learning In An Ever-Expanding Universe Of Endless Possibilities tm

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