who or what do you believe in...or why are you undecided?
We are all "human becomings" so the process of believing-in is an "evolutionary" process, when we allow it too be. Some decide to slow their learning and make "finalistic" decisions about their beliefs. I choose not to do this.
In the immediate present, I believe I am alive, my human body is a mass of chemical reactions taking place in ways we continue to learn about and increase our understandings of, I'm perceiving the world surrounding me through my senses, so I'm cautious to think I know exactly what it is I'm perceiving, keeping a sense of wonderment and open-mindness to that which I encounter.
I don't understand this as being "undecided," and that we do a great disservice to ourselves and others when we "decide" something we have no way of having complete and final knowledge of. There's a wide differential between "knowing something" and "deciding" we know all we need to about something.Connect-To-The-Value-Of-Why 2005-2008 ©
Antimicrobial resistance is growing worldwide, rendering many "work horse" medicines ineffective. Without intervention, drug-resistant pathogens could lead to millions of deaths by 2050. Thankfully, companies like Pfizer are taking action.
- Antimicrobial-resistant pathogens are one of the largest threats to global health today.
- As we get older, our immune systems age, increasing our risk of life threatening infections. Without reliable antibiotics, life expectancy could decline for the first time in modern history.
- If antibiotics become ineffective, common infections could result in hospitalization or even death. Life-saving interventions like cancer treatments and organ transplantation would become more difficult, more often resulting in death. Routine procedures would become hard to perform.
- Without intervention, resistant pathogens could result in 10 million annual deaths by 2050.
- By taking a multi-faceted approach—inclusive of adherence to good stewardship, surveillance and responsible manufacturing practices, as well as an emphasis on prevention and treatment—companies like Pfizer are fighting to help curb the spread.
Entrepreneur and author Andrew Horn shares his rules for becoming an assured conversationalist.
- To avoid basing action on external validation, you need to find your "authentic voice" and use it.
- Finding your voice requires asking the right questions of yourself.
- There are 3-5 questions that you would generally want to ask people you are talking to.
Swiss researchers identify new dangers of modern cocaine.
- Cocaine cut with anti-worming adulterant levamisole may cause brain damage.
- Levamisole can thin out the prefrontal cortex and affect cognitive skills.
- Government health programs should encourage testing of cocaine for purity.
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