Thursday, March 21
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The latest sensory research is a wakeup call and a new frontier in human potential proving that humans are much more powerful perceivers than previously known.
We can see light at the level of a single photon; hear sounds with amplitudes smaller than an atom; smell a trillion scents; have a newly-discovered set of taste buds for discerning fresh water and can feel a single molecule change in thickness on a smooth surface with our bare fingertips. We are as sharp as the rest of the animal kingdom and no machine can match us.
These newly revealed potentials are the subject of Author Maureen Seaberg’s new book, Fearfully and Wonderfully Made: The Astonishing New Science of the Senses (St. Martin’s Press). Dr. Robert Thurman said in the work: “The main point is that Western science is imprisoned in the dogma of a kind of very poorly-thought-through materialism…” He went on to say that that was contradicted by atomic theories and physicists’ theories on the quantum…”It’s a matter of seeing better what the nature of reality is, which should be the purpose of science.”
The book grew from a series written with Tibet House’s scientific advisor , biophysical anthropologist William C. Bushell, PhD (MIT, 1994-2020), in Psychology Today in 2018-2019. In 2009 Bushell identified the human senses as potentially a form of “soft-tissue/high technology,” and in fact developed an integrative scientific model which reveals that, through special observational meditative practices, adept Tibetan meditators are capable of achieving sensory-perceptual access to this atomic and quantum level of reality — i.e. to the fundamental fabric of the universe — upon which their understanding of the universe is in turn based.
Dr. Robert Thurman in Conversation with Maureen Seaberg, author of Fearfully and Wonderfully Made: The Astonishing New Science of the Senses
Friday, Sep 29, 2023 06:00 PM