I think of them more as Movement figurines. -------------------------------------------- On Thu, 1/23/14, anartax...@yahoo.com <anartax...@yahoo.com> wrote:
Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: David Lynch’s remed y for Mideas t peace: Transcendental Meditat ion To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com Date: Thursday, January 23, 2014, 7:23 PM There is a fourth possibility, that the term 'support of all the laws of nature' has an essential meaning that is different from what assumes: a meaning such as 'you gain control over those laws'. You can experience that the laws of nature support your little body and the world and the universe, but you do not gain any personal control over them than you had before getting involved in spiritual practice. It does appear to be a fact the world is in no better shape than before M, before Christ, before Buddha, especially before Mohamed. Adding to that there are many other groups doing group spiritual practices, and that doesn't seem to change things either. TM movement science generally seems to be biased in certain ways, which weakens its appeal to the broad scientific consensus, and most of the studies are too small. They largely seem to me to be designed to be used as marketing material; they are never done with the idea that the null hypothesis is the correct one. It is obvious that TM does something, what is not clear is exactly what that something is in the broad range it is said to influence. It seems well established that it creates changes in brain wave patterns; beyond that it is much less clear. An honest scientist would try to find out where it does not work as well as where it does, but you never see movement figures, scientist or otherwise really talk about areas where TM etc., shows no effect.