‘Can we control neurogenesis? The answer is yes.’
An old medical myth debunked, a new-rological frontier revealed.
And some food for thought:
Imagine if science operated like religion, the old dicta remaining unaltered; eternal laws not subject to change and revision, not dictated by the emerging data and facts. Immutable canon. Imagine the information we would be stuck with and the world we would be living in if science operated like religion.
Now imagine religion itself, with its rules and scripture written not one hundred years ago, which is when neurology began advancing, or four hundred years ago when neurology was first conceived, but a thousand, fifteen hundred, two thousand years ago — how obsolete and ill-informed these canons are.
Sure, they’re fascinating when taken as personal philosophies, intricate and meaningful, mystical even, but dangerous when applied as immutable supranational law with which no skeptic or critic dare raise an issue.
Imagine the teachings of the world’s old religions, and think about the fallacies to which many them cling, especially those pertaining to food consumption, personal behavior, cultural prejudice, personal and general hygiene, mental health, nature, and a bunch of other partial, arbitrary, practically invasive aspects of faith. The nasty parts of belief, the foul aspects of the divine. The ugly parts of theology. Imagine how awfully behind the times they are, and how much damage they’re causing when applied willy-nilly on account of tradition and consensus politics.
If they were medicine, these ancient dicta, they’d be the equivalent of the four-humors model of medicine, or the bloodletting model. Very advanced for their day and age, back when they were first conceived, true breakthroughs, but ancient by now, completely out of date and place — so much so, it’s not funny anymore.
Think about that while you watch this video, and if you are religious, please, practise your faith using the platform of the emerging facts and data, and stop preventing others who pay attention to the data from doing so. If you want to live inside a time warp, good for you. Just don’t force others to do the same. Don’t keep the world tethered to the debunked and obsolete.
From the bays of Pearl Coast,
Dive in crystal waters, find a shiny pearl.
PS – If this were a Spin Doctor piece, it would read exactly the same except for an additional two sentences in the last paragraph: If you want to live inside a time warp, good for you. Just don’t force others to do the same. Don’t keep the world tethered to the debunked and obsolete. *Grow some nerve, the renewable kind. Or remain indurate for the rest of your lives.*