Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Sep 30

Today’s Quote:

“I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration; I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis is escalated or de-escalated, and a person humanized or de-humanized. If we treat people as they are, we make them worse. If we treat people as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming.”

– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Today’s Most Important Stories, Information & Links:

Update on Michael Dowd, author of Thank God For Evolution, and his experience with cancer
Karen Armstrong: Let’s Revive The Golden Rule (TED)
• Outstanding overview of Ray Kurzweil ideas, predictions, and current pursuits: By 2040 You Will Be Able To Upload Your Brain… (The Independent)
NHNE on Ray Kurzweil
Integral Life News: September 2009
• On Integral Life: What Women Want from Christianity
Integral Life’s Coaching Services
Lucid Nightmare Podcast by Ryan Hurd (Dream Studies)
The Fetzer Prize for Love & Forgiveness (awarded during the 2009 Vancouver Peace Summit)
• Watch Vancouver Peace Summit videos here
Spiritual Women Have More Sex (LiveScience)
Tens Of Thousands Flock To See The Remains Of A 19th-Century Nun (Independent)

Most People Alive Today Will See Dangerous Levels Of Global Warming (triplepundit)
North Americans Know Less About Climate Change Than Just About Anyone Else In The World (triplepundit)
NHNE on Climate Change (news feed, primers, videos, authoritative websites, skeptic-watch websites, blogs, reports)
Vatican Says Sex Abuse In Other Churches “As Big, If Not Bigger” As Abuse In Catholic Church (Guardian)
N.Y. Health Care Workers Revolt Over Forced H1N1 Vaccine (wcbstv.com)
New York Requires Health Care Workers Be Vaccinated Against H1N1, Or Be Fired (News Day)
Military To Get Mandatory Swine Flu Shots Soon (AP)
NHNE Swine Flu Resource Page
Merck Employees Had “Hit List” Of Doctors They Sought To “Neutralize” (NaturalNews)
Fears Rise Over Trauma To NFL Players’ Brains (MSNBC)
NFL Study Finds Link To Dementia (NYT)
Brain Scans Reveal What You’ve Seen (Wired)


Google posts Google Wave Update (100,000 people receiving invitations to use Google Wave today)
TV.com Launches WatchList: TV Guide for the Social Media Era (Mashable)
18 Apple Inspired Accessories (Design Reviver)

Today’s Recommended Book:

Transcend: Nine Steps to Living Well Forever by Ray Kurzweil Ph.D. , Terry Grossman M.D.

New Additions To Website:

The Institute of Noetic Sciences on YouTube (23 videos)
Boulder Integral TV

Today’s Video: The Immortalists – A short film by Jason Silva

A meditation on the will to become immortal… a love letter to science and philosophy that explores the idea of engineered radical life extension and biological immortality featuring Ray Kurzweil among others… by Jason Silva.

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