Research Chemicals – A Brief Guide

Research chemicals are experimental chemicals that are utilized for scientific research purposes. It is essential that these chemicals meant for research should be carefully handled as their improper handling can even lead to death. They are capable of creating many health issues like severe vomiting, heart inflammation, palpitations of heart, high blood pressure, etc… Even, they are capable of causing skin diseases as well when they are not handled properly. Due to the high risk involved, generally research organizations handle them carefully and they possess the right kind of knowledge about how to make use of them in their research.

Some years ago, research organizations has to directly visit the office of pharmaceutical companies specially operating for producing these chemicals, but nowadays, this has become easier as some of the best companies are offering the facility to purchase research chemicals online for their customers. There are best online sellers and research organizations will have to visit the website of these service providers and initially, they will have to browse through the website for finding whether the chemical that is required by them is being sold by the particular online company. This can be done by them with the help of search box provided in these websites and once they find that it is available, they can just add the product to the shopping cart available in these websites. Above all, they can place their order in bulk and can get the chemicals safely delivered to their doorstep that too with perfect packing for ensuring that there will not be any leakage of the chemical during transit, which might be harmful for the people.

Some of these companies are ensuring same day shipping for orders received from a particular geographical area that too for orders that were received by them before 3 pm on that particular day. Above all, some of these companies are ensuring quick response to the mails received from their potential customers and they also ensure that the order will be delivered to the doorsteps of their customers not more than two days from the date of ordering.

Most of the research organizations will be in need of a particular type of chemical more frequently and so when they could keep in touch with an online firm they can easily purchase research chemicals online that to the particular chemical that they need can be obtained conveniently within a limited period of placing their order online.

PowerPoint Tip – Do the Research!

When preparing for a presentation, you often need to research facts and figures, as well as find quotes and opinions, before you draw your own conclusions (or to back up your own opinions.)

It’s important to get the facts right. A friend recently told me about an experience he had giving a lecture. He mentioned a “fact” about some scientific research but during the Q&A period, a member of the audience challenged him on it. He wasn’t sure, which made him lose the authority he’d worked so hard to develop with the audience. When he looked it up later, he discovered that what he’d said wasn’t accurate. He’s determined not to have that happen again!

How do you research a topic? Where do you go? Of course, it depends on your topic, but the principle is the same: look for non-partisan, original sources of the highest caliber.

Look for academic sources

In the field of multimedia, for example, I look for academic sources. There’s a fair amount of research that’s been done in the field. In business, you can also look for academic research on marketing, human resources, productivity, and more.

Academic sources have a number of advantages:

* They’re generally non-partisan; researchers are not supposed to advocate a point of view

* They are respected

* Published research is a primary resource; you’re getting the information first-hand

* You can cite the exact source, page number and so on– that looks impressive!

Sometimes you can correspond with the authors of published research. Their e-mail addresses are often available on the Web site of their university and they may even welcome inquiries.

– Find writers who do their research

You might not have the time or resources (such as subscriptions to the journals) to do all of your own research. In this case, you may want to rely on articles that others have written. If you do so, you need to carefully judge the credentials of the author and the thoroughness of the research.

Look for articles that include references, indicating that the author did the research you don’t have the time to do. Also, when you do a search on the Internet, go to Web sites that have reputable names.

For example, Adobe’s Web site has an article, “The value of multimedia in learning,” written by Patti Shank, Ph.D. It’s a good example of a reputable source. One important point is that it includes a References section at the end.

When you include certain words in a Google search, such as research, Google sometimes displays a section on scholarly articles.

Google has special search engines for scholarly articles and university sites. The university site search engine is for searching within the site of a specific university; you need to specify the university first.

– Keep track of your sources

Write down and keep your sources, making them as complete as if you were creating a bibliography. This means you should include the the following:

* author

* the name of book or article

* the date published

* the journal or publisher

* the place published (if a book)

* the issue number (if a journal)

* the page number

* the URL, if any

Here’s an example of a full reference for a journal article:

Kafai, Y., C. Ching, and S. Marshall (1997). Children as designers of educational multimedia software. Computers Education, 29, (2/3), 117-126.

You don’t need to include the reference on your slides or in your verbal presentation. You need to keep it for back up in case your sources are challenged. However, you can, and should, certainly give attribution for what you say. Give credit where credit is due. So, you could say, for example,

“Mao Neo and Ken T. K. Neo, faculty at Multimedia University in Malaysia, say that multimedia is ‘the combination of various digital media types, such as text, images, sound, and video, into an integrated multisensory interactive application or presentation to convey a message or information to an audience.’ ” (This sentence is from the above-referenced article.)

Try to use recent references if possible, as they’ll be more pertinent and authoritative. Old research is often superseded by newer research.

– Verify your sources

If a claim seems doubtful, try to find corroboration. Recently, I got a flyer in the mail from Prevention Magazine, which gets a certain level of trust from me. One part said,

“If you’d love to drop 10 to 20 pounds of fat faster than you ever believed possible, you must learn about Mother Nature’s greatest weight-reduction nutrient.

“It’s called chromium… For MDs helping their patients win the battle of the bulge, this all-natural, perfectly safe nutrient may be the greatest weight-reducer ever discovered…

“In one study at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, researchers found that women taking the right weight-loss dosage and the right type of chromium saw a remarkable transformation in their bodies. …they were 100% more successful in turning flab into lean, svelte body lines”

Sounds good, right? Sounds respectable and they quote some research. A search on chromium weight loss turned up “Chromium Picolinate and Weight Loss” from Vanderbilt University’s Web site. This article reviews the research done on chromium and weight loss, and finds that in study after study, it isn’t effective! A long list of references follows the article.

I’ve lost my trust in Prevention Magazine!

If you see a claim that you want to use, try to find and verify it from the original source. You may have heard the claim that 30 million PowerPoint presentations are given every day. A great article, “Dr Livingston I presume?” by Robert Befus, from the Visual Being blog, tries to track down the source of that statement.

Guess what? The author couldn’t find the source!

* Microsoft said it came from Presentations Magazine

* Presentations Magazine said it came from Geetesh Bajaj, owner of Indezine, com.

* Geetesh said it came from an article by Ian Parker, “ABSOLUTE POWERPOINT: Can a software package edit our thoughts?”

* In the article, Ian Parker attributes the statement to Microsoft.

Back where we started from!

– Citing opinions

Opinions are different. Anyone has the right to an opinion, but whose opinion do you trust? Whose opinion do you want to put out there as authoritative? Therefore, look for the most well-known and respected sources for opinions.

Of course, you’re entitled to your own opinions. And in fact, a presentation is stronger when you have a point of view and have drawn a conclusion from your research. But make clear that the opinion is yours. Don’t pass it off as absolute fact. If you can cite respected third-party opinions, and bring the audience through your facts, data, and logic, you’ll be able to bring them around to agree with your opinion. That will be an impressive success!

Strength in Numbers: The Value of Collaboration in Pediatric Brain Cancer Research

Scientific research is the key component in the battle to cure pediatric brain tumors and brain cancer. Its success points directly to the value of collaborations among researchers, medical facilities, nonprofit organizations and even private philanthropies. These groups often come together with a common purpose, and join forces to work towards a single goal – finding a cure for this terrible childhood disease.

There are many such collaborative efforts taking place in the area of pediatric brain cancer, which is considered to be the deadliest of all childhood cancers. For instance, there is the newly established, Brain Tumor Tissue Consortium, involving the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation and researchers at several leading pediatric oncology hospitals nationwide. This consortium enables researchers to obtain samples of brain tumor tissue that can be used to evaluate treatments. The results can then be documented in a database that can be shared with pediatric cancer facilities across the country.

The result of another such partnership recently came by way of a landmark study of medulloblastoma*, a type of brain tumor typically found in children. (*”The Genetic Landscape of the Childhood Cancer Medulloblastoma,” Science, published online, December 16, 2010). The large, multi-center study defines the genetic landscape of this cancer, and holds intriguing clues to gene changes on signaling pathways that may become fruitful targets for future therapies. This is a very significant and hopeful finding, and one that researchers, doctors and parents alike are celebrating.

There are a number of other, ongoing research programs that also center on establishing better treatment methods, reducing the adverse side effects of these treatments, and increasing the number of survivors. While progress is being made, it continues to be challenging for a number of reasons:

There are many different kinds of children’s brain and spinal cord tumors, which has stymied research as investigators face the challenges of collecting and analyzing tissue;
Because the disease is rare and tissue samples of tumors are small, it takes time to test and validate new treatment options; and
Funds for research and treatment options are limited, due to the relatively low rate of incidence, compared to other childhood cancers and diseases.

While the incidence rate of pediatric brain tumors and brain cancers may be relatively low, with approximately 3,400 children diagnosed each year, nearly one in three of these children will not survive more than five years. And, those who do survive will likely suffer damaging, long-term effects from the very treatments that saved them. However, due to the dedicated research that has taken place over the last twenty years, there have been noticeable decreases in the overall cancer death rates. The research taking place today will hopefully, someday help to minimize the side effects and allow these survivors to live longer, healthier lives.

We read about breakthroughs in medical research every day, and when we do, we applaud the researchers, and rejoice for those who might benefit from the results. We celebrate the success of the research programs, as we should; but it’s important to understand the efforts behind the breakthroughs. It requires unwavering dedication from the researchers, doctors and other medical professionals, tremendous commitment from the nonprofit organizations that help promote the cause, and an extraordinary sense of charity from the financial supporters. Talk about a collaborative effort! There likely would be no breakthroughs; no success stories to celebrate were it not for the alliances formed by these remarkable groups of people.

To learn more about current research efforts in the area of pediatric brain cancer, make a donation, or find out how you might become a partner in one of these collaborative programs, contact one of the many nonprofit organizations or medical research facilities focused on bringing an end to this dreadful disease. Many together can accomplish more than one, alone.

4Life Research Review – Not Your Average Herbal Supplement MLM

Sometimes, it feels as if the MLM industry is set adrift in the sea of herbal supplements. You can Google herbal supplements and network marketing businesses and you will literally find thousands of options. In which case, competition will be fierce and the lies and promises will start to fly.

It is now that you start to wonder, is there really a legitimate online business that sells herbal supplements that actually work? Who is the best one to join?

4Life Research has hailed as one of the best MLM’s in the network marketing industries, as well as promoted a product that has had a proven track record for being a solid immune booster.

It is very difficult to find a company like this because there are so many other companies out there that mimic the exact same model. They all say that their products are the best, and they all say that their company is solid and a leader in the business. If you are interested in this type of product and want to journey down the road of selling herbal and immune system boosting products, we most definitely recommend 4Life Research.

First, their products actually work. Time and time again you hear about other companies that sell products, but you may as well be simply buy juice from the store and taking the vitamins off the shelf. Besides, who’s the wiser if you rarely get sick anyways? 4Life Research actually has a proven product line from a company that has won academic awards for the scientific research conducted that lead to the creation of their products. You can know for a fact that you’re not only buying, but also selling a product that is unique and will get the job done.

Also, 4Life Research boasts a fantastic support system and many leaders you can learn from. If you are looking for an actual company that not only pays you for your progress, but also helps train you, than 4Life Research is definitely what you are looking for. They also take company outings to quite a few exotic areas. One of the reasons they do this is for having motivational and training conferences and it boosts morale.

One of the only cons to this particular business is that it is another herbal supplement MLM. As we said before, competition will be fierce and the stakes will be high. Your key is going to be to find someone in 4Life Research that has already been met with great successes, essentially a leader within the company. If you can be sponsored under a strong leader, he or she will show you the do’s and don’ts of that particular company. Don’t try to go this one on your own.

Overall, we find 4Life Research to be one of the most legitimate and lucrative programs in network marketing. Not only are these folks backed by real science, but they also have a very organized and sturdy foundation. Not many companies have enough of a structure to be able to sponsor company outings in tropical locations, so you know you’re getting an MLM that is highly invested in your success.

How to Maximize Delays in Lab Research As a Postgraduate Student

I set out for PhD program certain I would finish in two years. I know my capacity and I work real hard. So from my end, it was a done deal. However, I started and realized that I was not the sole determinant of the progress of my work. I experienced quite a number of delays right from the stage of writing the proposal. Such delays included delays in feedbacks, supply of materials ordered, equipment breakdown etc. In a number of situations, you are compelled to wait. Sometimes, the delay may be two months to six months or even a year. If such happens, what do you do? I learnt over time to capitalize on delays and indeed it is paying off gradually.

Read articles in your area

Most times we are so engrossed in lab work that we are unaware of what other researchers are doing in our fields of research. No one is a custodian of ideas. This is a saying that I have experienced. So delays offer us opportunity to read and follow recent trends in our fields. The interesting aspect of reading is that you may get ideas for the aspect of your work that has been challenging or ideas for other research projects.

Start writing your thesis

Leaving writing of thesis until you complete lab work may be overwhelming. It may be wise to commence writing while you do lab work. Periods of delays also provide such opportunity. So instead of moaning and lamenting, spend time writing your thesis.

Attend Webinars

I only have time to listen to webinars when I take a break from the lab. You may find out your professional bodies organize webinars dealing with a wide range of topics. I have found webinars from American Chemical Society (ACS) and American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) quite provoking and educative. The topics are not about research findings but the categories are entrepreneurship, business and innovation; career and personal growth. I have attended webinars on intellectual property, idea generation and evaluation, Ten Commandments of being a successful scientist, etc. The good thing about these webinars is that the speakers have hands-on experiences. For instance, three days ago I attended a webinar on publishing your scientific research and editors of high impact journals were the speakers. It offered attendees the opportunity to ask questions one may not find on websites of journals.

Write academic/research papers

Quite a number of postgraduate students do intend to continue with research as a career; whether it is in academia or the industry. If you fall into this group, then publications are one of the major requirements as you go up the ladder of your career. So instead of sitting around or investing huge time in social media and other time – consuming sites, you can write papers for publication in peer-reviewed journals. It is possible you have done some substantial work that can be published. By all means discuss with your supervisor and write the paper. You can also write review papers related to your area of research.

Attend training on professional development

Your personal and career development to a large extent is your responsibility and so you ought to seize any opportunities to enhance your skills. I am in academia and though I have lectured for about 3 years before PhD program, I seized the opportunity of a delay to attend workshops on the teaching role, postgraduate supervision; voice and presentations skills. As researchers we are ever learning and looking for ways to improve ourselves and our productivity. So seize opportunity of delays to improve personal, teaching, presentation, grant writing and research skills.

Community Service/pursuing a passion

Pursuing a passion alongside your lab work helps you to keep motivated and energized. Indeed there are times you are too engrossed in the lab to have time for anything else. But if you encounter delay, go ahead and get involved in an activity you love. It could be some form of community service or any other passion. At certain periods of delay, I attempted to learn an instrument – a recorder and when work got hectic, I abandoned it. However, it kept me going and added some excitement in my life then. I also learnt how to set up blogs and websites with internet as my teacher.

Maximizing delay has added value to my program, reduced frustrations and kept me going in the midst of the challenges I face.

And you! Please share how you maximize or have maximized delays as a postgraduate student.

NC Ngwuluka is lecturer and currently a PhD student who through her experiences desires to help prospective academic scientists on their career paths.

How Do You Become a Computer and Information Research Scientist?

The role of computer and information research scientist in the IT industry requires the highest level of knowledge. People who work as research specialists develop the most advanced computer systems in use. They usually work for the federal government, scientific research labs or in universities.

The computer research scientist uses the cutting edge technology to develop and prove new theory and concepts that bring about advances in computing technology. One example of pioneering work done in this top career is that which produced the Internet in the first place. Other examples would be virtual computing and the cloud. Even the technology behind such giants as Google™ would have employed these top computer specialists.

Careers in information technology research would require an advanced college degree in computer science, computer or electronic engineering or computer information systems. That would require at least a master’s degree or Ph.D. to gain initial employment. A master’s degree usually would take at least one year of study beyond a bachelor’s. A doctorate (Ph.D.) would require at least two more years of advanced study beyond the master’s.

Knowledge in different fields of specialty may also be required. For example, a computer research scientist working for a company that specializes in genetics would benefit from a background in biology. If the computer research scientist worked for a computer company such as Intel™, for example, an undergraduate degree in electronic engineering might be helpful for obtaining a position and building a career.

The research scientist may also work in highly specialized fields that can make use of his or her specific knowledge. For example, computer scientists may work for NASA (the National Aeronautics and Space Administration) and maintain computer systems that guide spacecraft or satellites. The research scientists might work on theoretical computer models that predict the weather or on the development of an entirely new computer chip. Others may work with robots and computers to enhance manufacturing. Computer and information research scientists can be found working in multiple industries.

A person entering this top computer field would need to have a number of skill sets and personal characteristics. The research scientist must be detail oriented and capable of logical thinking. He or she must also be creative and analytical. The research scientist must have advanced knowledge of math and be able to use it along with strong analytical thinking and problem solving skills. They, like other computer professionals, must be detail oriented and possess excellent communication skills.

The average salary for this top job was $105,298 in 2012. The number of jobs in the field is smaller than that of a database administrator or networking specialist and expected to grow by 19% between now and 2020. A growing specialty field for the research scientist would be in the area of security, bioinformatics or hardware development. An even smaller number of available positions would be available as professors and researchers in the academic environment.

4 Life Research – The Pros and Cons of the 4 Life Research Opportunity

4 Life Research, from a third party prospective, appears to be a great opportunity for the entrepreneur looking into network marketing. I always love to see companies that promote the body’s immune system, as it’s a great counter for all the drugs dispensed these days by western culture physicians.

The 4 Life products can be compared with human breast milk, which is a huge immunity builder! And it’s not a new fly by night product, as there have been over 50 years of scientific research in this area.

If you’re thinking about going into the 4 Life Research opportunity, you may want to consider the pros and cons before you take the plunge…

4 Life Research Pros:

– All 4 Life products have been patented, over 75 products contributing to wellness, including pet and elderly care

– There is a 30 day money back guarantee for 4 Life products.

– The commission structure is generous, the traditional MLM structure, allowing commissions both retail and from others who sell in your downline.

– There are great rewards and bonuses for top marketers, including vacation trips.

4 Life Research Cons:

– The 4 Life products are not FDA approved. (As far as I’m concerned, this is not a concern, but it makes it very difficult, if not impossible, to promote to physicians and veterinarians.)

– As with most non-drug wellness products, they have long-term results, so your customers won’t be able to assess how well the products are helping.

– The wellness market is saturated, so a lot of folks tend to have a mind block about being open to new MLM wellness products.

– In order to achieve a successful income level, you need a minimum amount of monthly total sales to qualify for commissions and bonuses. As with any MLM, a team of recruited reps under you is required before you see any real income.

If you’re worried about the “pyramid scheme” gossip, don’t be concerned, as 4 Life Research is just as valid a company as most. But like any MLM, you need to prepare yourself to work hard. Don’t buy into the “hope” that if you just recruit two who recruit two, then you’re set for life. The multilevel professionals themselves can attest to the fact that this actually doesn’t work. But that’s not to say it’s not possible.

The main problem with marketing 4 Life Research is the same as with most multilevel companies. You need a marketing system in place that is duplicable. Because, realistically, you have to take into consideration that 95% of the people you recruit in your downline will quit. That’s the statistic. As a third party marketer who is familiar with how network marketing companies work, I strongly suggest marketing online.

Here’s your 4 Life Research Blueprint for Marketing Online…

Step number 1: Brand yourself as the expert.

Of course, you will need to invest some time and money in training yourself first, because none of us are simply born experts! However, once you learn just a few important tips, you’ve got one up on the guy who doesn’t know, so to him, you’re the expert. You can easily brand yourself as an expert online when you establish a personal blog.

Step number 2: Promote your blog.

Surely this can’t surprise you… just like in any other business; you need to spend money to make money. However, if you’re hurting for money, there are a lot of methods available today with only a small financial outlay up front. And some techniques can be purchased with only a one time fee. I personally prefer article marketing because, once leads are generated, your link stays on Google for no additional cash outlay.

Step number 3: Establish relationship with your new leads.

Once the traffic starts building, the leads are available! The expert network marketers use an automatic email responder system, or “autoresponder”. This inexpensive tool will make immediate contact with the leads via email. Marketing becomes fun and exciting when you start to see the autorsponder messages your email inbox advising you that you have leads!

How To Do Your Own Scientific Research Into Hypnosis

Hypnosis has generally been thought of as a “fringe therapy”, something that only people who are a little bit weird would turn to. Their friends smile and nod politely when told that he or she is making a visit to a hypnotherapist or listening to a hypnosis mp3, but decline to pass real comment.

But things really are changing in how people perceive hypnosis, as is inevitable once serious research is conducted by recognized professionals and significant results are documented. Thanks to Google, you and I, the general public, can access much of this research into hypnosis and decide for ourselves if there is sufficient proof of it’s worth.

The body of scientific research into hypnosis really is becoming quite impressive. It has been proven to reduce perception of pain, to be an effective treatment in overcoming fears, phobias, and post-traumatic stress disorder, to decrease recovery time from surgery, amongst many other valuable benefits.

I am not going to make an exhaustive list for the purpose of this article. I’m merely providing a brief glimpse into the many potential uses of hypnosis as a taste of what you can discover for yourself with a little bit of online research.

You might like to check out the American Psychological Association website or recognized and respected journals sub as PubMed online to read for yourself how hypnosis can be used to help in many areas. An informed patient is always a better patient. It’s therefore better to do your homework in the form of research as opposed to just “giving hypnosis a go”.

Once you have read significant scientific research that proves the efficacy of hypnosis, documented in a Journal that you trust and respect, your expectation of a good outcome will increase significantly. The placebo effect is something apart from hypnosis but it does still come into play, just as it does with mainstream medicine.

There are inevitably many different ways in which one can work with hypnosis. It’s important to find a well-qualified hypnotherapist with a lot of experience. But that of course is just plain old common sense. You don’t need me to tell you that.

Hypnosis can be used to recollect traumatic events and produce a catharsis, to stabilize and reduce symptoms, to project emotions, utilize imagination, to reconstruct memories, to age regress, to rehabilitate. There are many therapeutic ways in which hypnosis can be used to assist in a wide variety of areas.

When I use the term “wide variety” what I really mean is that hypnosis can be used in any area that has a psychological component. That’s pretty much everything.

The Importance Of Religion In A Scientific Research

The 20th century was the most advanced century of our history. We like to belong to the 21st century, and we feel superior when we compare our knowledge to the knowledge of our ancestors. We know a lot more about our planet and the universe.

However, this is a false impression. Today’s science is as rudimentary as the science of the 19th century and before. We are merely beginning to understand a few things about our reality, but we are ignorant. We shouldn’t be proud of our scientific and technological progress.

We should pay attention to the fact that our world is ruled by terror and violence. We didn’t eliminate poverty. We still have many wars. Crimes are part of the routine in the crazy world. Our reality is dangerous.

However, everything is covered by hypocrisy and indifference. We don’t want to pay attention to what is bad.

I understood this fact through dream translation because I found the divine wisdom. God opened my eyes.

My work was scientific, but at a certain point it became religious, since God is the dream producer. I had to go to the church every Sunday, and I had to defend God’s existence.

I talked with many nuns and priests about what I had discovered by translating the meaning of dreams based on Carl Jung’s method of dream interpretation. I had to be part of the community of the church and participate of all their activities. I also followed seminars with studies about the Bible in a catholic institution twice per month.

I remembered the lessons I had in the catholic school where I had studied since 6-years-old until I became 17 and a half. My religious education was as important as my scientific discoveries because I had to prove the existence of God to the world. In order to do so, I had to have the behavior of a saint.

This was a very difficult matter for me because I was selfish, lazy, violent, vain, demanding, and impatient. I had to completely change my behavior.

I was not expecting to have to deal with religion when I started following Carl Jung’s lessons, but I understood that this was the most important part of my work when I discovered that God is the dream producer and I started precisely obeying His guidance.

I recognized that God should be respected and obeyed. This is obvious if you have a religious education.

I had no doubt that I really had found God because I could recognize the unconscious sanctity and wisdom. So, I didn’t doubt that I should really defend God’s existence.

However, I passed through six years of atheism when I was a teen, and I knew that atheists are aggressive and rude. I didn’t like my position. It was hard to defend God’s existence in an atheistic world.

I also saw that even those who supposedly represent God on earth don’t believe in His existence. Many priests told me that God had already announced everything He had to tell the world in the past.

God couldn’t make new revelations. Nobody believed in miracles.

Nobody believed that God was showing me many truths through dream translation. They couldn’t imagine that God could give us signs of His existence.

All priests and nuns didn’t believe that we should sleep and dream, and wait for God’s answers in dreams in order to understand what to do. They believed that we should decide what to do based on our own conscience, exactly like everyone else does.

However, I discovered that our conscience is absurd.

Carl Jung had discovered this fact before me, but he didn’t understand how shocking his discovery really was. He believed that the human conscience was stronger than it is.

Our conscience is idiotic because it works based on only one main psychological function and also a half-developed psychological function, without using the four psychological functions we have at our disposal: thoughts, feelings, sensations, and intuition. We also are either introverted or extroverted. We don’t have a balanced attitude.

When I discovered the existence of the anti-conscience I saw that everything was worse than it already seemed to be because our conscience is one-sided and under-developed.

Even before discovering the anti-conscience I decided to obey the unconscious guidance in dreams because I understood that the human conscience was absurd and I couldn’t trust my own conscience. I knew that I was neurotic because I had the behavior described by Jung when he analyzed the neurosis of my psychological type.

Therefore, I had a reason to believe that I shouldn’t trust my own conscience, while Carl Jung trusted his conscience. He was not mentally ill. So, he didn’t have the vision I had. I saw how tragic it was to have an absurd conscience that makes many costly mistakes.

When I discovered that the unconscious mind was God’s mind I clearly understood that I should trust only the divine wisdom in dreams, and not my own thoughts because I was absurd and ignorant. I had a confirmation that was showing me that my initial attitude was correct. I should really obey the unconscious mind.

My obedience was based on my logical conclusions and also based on the knowledge I had thanks to my religious education. My religion helped me trust my scientific discovery and obey the divine guidance.

On the other hand, my literary talent and the inspiration sent by the unconscious mind when I was a young writer helped me trust the divine wisdom even more.

My scientific research couldn’t be exclusively scientific because I had to see the entire image of the truth and obey the divine guidance, without doing what my own conscience desired. My obedience couldn’t be merely based on scientific conclusions.

Christina Sponias continued Carl Jung’s research into the human psyche, discovering the cure for all mental illnesses, and simplifying the scientific method of dream interpretation that teaches you how to exactly translate the meaning of your dreams, so that you can find health, wisdom and happiness.

Scientific Research Supports Biblical Scriptures

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Multiple discovered natural aspects are referenced throughout this paper from concrete sources which enhance the credibility of this research. Research sources include documentation from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) which provides a solid reference for a popular theory that, although not yet proven to be a law, certainly raises eyebrows when considering scriptures that have been read for hundreds or even thousands of years. This intriguing comparison is noted throughout this paper in both the Old and New Testament books of the Bible.

Scientific Research Supports Biblical References in Scripture about Nature

Science and religion are often areas of intense debate because of dogmatic unwavering views from either side of intellectual discussions. Although there is often disagreement between scholars and well educated theologians regarding the validity of scriptures and why humans exist, this research exposes the possibility that both the knowledge of science and the understanding of scripture can reason together. This paper will not explore such controversial areas of faith and belief, but rather provides a fact based comparative view of scientific research and Biblical writings.

Scientists and Religionists Can Agree

Many respected writers and well-read publications have made a comparison between science and scripture. In an article written for USA Today titled “Creation ‘Science’ vs. Religious Attitudes” McCollister writes (1996), “most scientists would agree with pro-evolution religionists that, when properly understood, religion and science enhance and complement each other, but only if the means, aims, methods, and ground rules of each are clearly understood.” (McColloster, 1996). Ms. McColloster is a freelance journalist and editor of Voices for Evolution, her articles have been published by notable publishers such as the National Center for Science Education in addition to USA today. McColloster’s peer reviewed articles and view points are recognized as an authoritative unbiased source dedicated to education and science.

When two areas of study provide information about similar subjects, it is logical to consider the material from both sources in a methodical comparison. Although science provides information as to how nature exists and functions, and the religious point of view is a theological answer as to why creation exists, valid scientific support can be recognized when the context of each source is considered. Ernest Lucas (2005) wrote in the journal of science and Christian belief that “there is no incompatibility between the biblically-based classical Christian doctrine of creation and modern science, provided one understands the different levels at which science and theology work and the limitations this puts on each of them.” (Lucas, 2005, p. 140). In consideration of the credibility of Dr. Lucas’ publications, The Faraday Institute (2009) wrote that “Ernest Lucas has a MA in Chemistry from Oxford University and a PhD in Chemistry from Kent.” He then studied theology at Oxford and was ordained a Baptist, later obtaining a PhD in Oriental studies from Liverpool. “Lucas was Associate Director of the Institute for Contemporary Christianity in London before moving to Bristol Baptist College, where he is Vice-Principal and Tutor in Biblical Studies.” (The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, 2009). Ernest’s diverse background in science and religion provides an expert reference from both an educated scientific and religious point of view.

The levels of information and the methods by which scientific and Biblical knowledge is presented may often seem difficult to comprehend. In order to understand the rationalization for science and scripture coinciding together, it is necessary to begin with some questions.

Are there documented scientific facts of nature that support scriptural references to “The Beginning” in the Bible?
Is there specific scientific knowledge of natural characteristics that are evident in the Bible regarding the areas of matter, time, the weather, the Earth’s geology and human biology?

Science is a very diverse and in depth area of study and it would be seemingly impossible to cover every branch of research. As well, classic Biblical scriptures, some written hundreds of years ago, and others written thousands of years ago, all in different languages, make the Bible alone a vast area of study. In order to address this subject in a time efficient manner this research documents four basic areas of study. Research has revealed that scientific evidence supports Biblical accounts of the natural characteristics relative to the composition of the universe, the nature of time, the Earth, and human biology.

The Beginning: The Big Bang Theory Supports the Beginning as Written in the Bible

The first area of research to address will appropriately be “the beginning” of the universe and time itself. As each day passes the progression of time is evident all around, and the questions of when everything began, or has everything simply existed, has been a puzzle that scientists have researched for hundreds of years. Until recently there was only speculation and belief about a beginning of the universe.

In 2003 NASA revealed an amazing discovery about the beginning of the universe. Dan Vergano (2003) wrote in an article for USA Today titled “NASA peers back to the beginning of the universe”. In this article NASA is noted for strengthening the Big Bang theory with a one hundred fifty million dollar project and Charles Bennett of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. is quoted stating “Astrophysicists will no longer have the freedom to invent whatever theory they want about the universe,” Bennett says, “We’ve ruled out a lot of the easy explanations.”(Vergano, 2003, para. 17). NASA is one of the world’s most recognized authorities on scientific exploration into the unknown. When comparing the science of a beginning to the Biblical account of a beginning, as written in Genesis “In the beginning” (Genesis 1:1 KJV), it is easy to understand that there is a complementary correlation between the two areas of study. Scientific theory clearly supports the fact that there was a beginning of time and matter.

When considering the theory of the Big Bang it is logical that in the progression of time and natural order that the Earth itself would begin to form. (The theory about how fast the formation of the Earth took place is not addressed in this research, as this would incorporate areas of faith and belief. The focus for this research is directly related to facts and science.)

Once the Earth was formed it is safe to consider that an atmosphere and water developed and that certain areas of the Earth were covered in water and other areas were exposed as dry land. The scientific theory for a mass continent called Pangaea supports the distinct likelihood that a super continent existed. This one mass of land is theorized to have drifted apart according to the pre-existing theory of Continental Drift. However, in the past 30 years continental drift has been explained through the forces of plate tectonics which explain how the plates of the Earth’s surface move (Kious, Tilling, 1996).

The Beginning: The Theory of Pangea Supports the Formation of Land on the Earth in the Bible

A very interesting correlation is able to be seen between the Biblical reference of the formation of a super continent and the supporting scientific evidence. As the scripture states in the book of Genesis “Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters” (Genesis 1:6). In addition to this scripture we see also another scripture written which states “Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear” (Genesis 1:9). In these scriptures we see a reference to a firmament and that the waters are gathered together into one place. This scriptural reference clearly is supported by the scientific theory of a single land mass and a single body of water.

The Beginning: Science States the Earth is Suspended by Gravity as Written in the Bible

The forces of nature which formed the Earth are not only at work on the surface of the Earth, but the very planet itself is suspended by gravity, floating in the midst of space held by natural forces which are yet to be completely understood. According to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Information Programs or IIP (2008) “in 1972, astronauts on board Apollo 17 captured the first full view of Earth suspended in space, exposed in full sunlight” (U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Information Programs, 2008). This wonderful picture clearly shows the Earth suspended in space as has been known and recognized for hundreds of years. This scientific evidence supports the Biblical reference to the gravitational forces of “nothing” suspending the Earth in the book of Job (Job 26:7). It is quite interesting that this scientific evidence supports scriptures which clearly indicate that the Earth is suspended by forces which are not seen even with today’s modern advances in technology.

The Beginning: Gravitational Forces Affect Celestial Objects in the Bible

The gravitational forces suspending the earth in the picture taken by the Apollo 17 astronauts affect all celestial bodies throughout the universe. The scientific documentation of planetary gravitational forces is noted in the writings of astrophysicists. In a book titled “A Year in the Life of the Universe: A Seasonal Guide to Viewing the Cosmos”, the authors write about the gravitationally bound Pleiades star cluster. Gendler & Ferris(2006) state that “the Pleiades will probably travel through space as a bound cluster for another 250 million years” (Gendler, Ferris, 2006). These stars are able to be seen by the unaided eye. In the ancient Biblical time of Job the forces of gravity of the star constellation was used in a rhetorical question. The Bible states that God asks Job, “Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?” (Job 38:31). It is obvious that binding the influences is referring to the gravitational forces which hold the stars together. The fact that the stars are bound together by gravity is a documented scientific fact which supports the natural occurrence of gravity documented in the Bible.

Relevant scientific research supports the facts which have been mentioned so far, and this documented research is shown to compliment and correlate with scripture which address very similar areas of science and knowledge. Scientific support for the beginning of time and matter are not the only occurrences which have been noted in research. Specific examples of natural facts in the areas regarding the end of matter, time zones, weather, and geology are also noted and provide further affirmation which anchors the fact that science and scripture can and do complement each other in many relevant fields of study.

The Nature of Matter: The Second Law of Thermodynamics Supports the Destiny of the Universe in the Bible

Mankind has theorized and speculated about the end of the world and the universe as long as documented history can record. This question has fascinated everyone from common men and women to distinguished scholars. As science has progressed, the understanding of matter and the makeup of matter has advanced as well. When a scientific theory is tested over and over again, it is proven to be law; a scientific law typically does not change. The Second Law of Thermodynamics is a law which addresses the statistics of the order of molecules which make up matter. In his paper titled “Things Fall Apart: An Introduction to Entropy”, Gary Felder (2001) uses the example of a dandelion and spores. The statistical probability of dandelion spores being blown from the stem is much more likely than the dandelion spores re-attaching themselves to the stem from which they grew (Felder, 2001). This is an example of the statistical law of entropy and the second law of thermodynamics. Research and statistics show that in every area of matter which includes everything on the Earth, the Earth itself and the entire universe is gradually falling apart through the progression of time. Although you cannot see the hands on a clock move they are still moving and this is simply how the Earth is breaking down as time progresses.

The second law of thermodynamics supports scriptures that were written in the Bible concerning the end of all creation. In the book of Psalms the scripture states “Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands. They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment;” (Psalm 102:25, 26). In this scripture we see the words “perish” and “wax old” used describing the Earth itself and the heavens describing the universe and stars. Dr. Felder (2001) describes the end of all matter in the following statements “So far as we know entropy will continue increasing until someday the universe is filled with nothing but weak, uniform radiation.” He also states that “this scenario, known as “the heat death of the universe,” referencing that there will be a period when all matter experiences this ultimate progression of scientific law (Felder, 2001). Again this research supports additional scriptures one of which reads “the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.” (2 Peter 3:10).

The Nature of Time: The Science of Day and Night During one Time Period Supports Scripture

Although the progression of entropy may be very slow in the short life spans that humans live, the twenty four hour cycle of night and day is evident. Modern science and the ability to travel great distances has allowed people to go from time zone to time zone in a matter of hours. The Lunar and Planetary Institute (2004) explains how the Earth experiences this cycle because of the rotation of the Earth on its axis. It is interesting to note that New Testament scripture is supported by this ever occurring fact of science. In the book of Saint Luke, Jesus makes a statement about people sleeping in a bed and others working in a field; inferring that it will be night one place and day in another when He returns (Luke 17:34-36). This inference makes an interesting correlation between the science of time zones and scripture.

The Nature Weather: The Science of Jet Streams Supports Biblical Scripture

In 1920 a discovery was made which drastically affected the study of weather patterns and air travel in modern avionics. This discovery is thought to have been made by meteorologist named Wasaburo Ooishi. His discovery was made possible by the use of a weather balloon which revealed the pattern of wind known today as jet streams (Sapojnikova, 2010), The air currents which travel at very high altitudes (some as high as 52,000 feet) help to increase the ground speed of jet airliners thus saving fuel and time. The jet streams are today well known facts of science that determine many factors of the Earths changing weather. Amazingly the circuits of the wind are noted in scripture which was written by the very wise King Solomon. In the book of Ecclesiastes it is written that “The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth again according to his circuits.” (Ecclesiastes 1:6). It is well known science that supports the fact that wind currents move toward different southern, northern and other points on the map, it is also known that these powerful wind currents whirl about and around the Earth returning to the same place as they circle the planet.

The Earth’s Geology: Oceanic Geological Science

Supports Biblical References

From the heights of the clouds to the very depths of the sea, sciences supporting biblical scriptures are recognized in nearly every area of study. A question was posed to Job by God saying “Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea? or hast thou walked in the search of the depth?” (Job 38:16). From a theological perspective this was asked of Job in order for Job to realize his limited ability, to know or be able to do as much as God, even though Job was a good man. But from a scientific perspective research has shown that scientific discoveries were made in 1977 that support the science of this scripture. Watson (1999) from the U.S. Geological Survey writes that in 1977 “scientists discovered hot springs at a depth of 2.5 km, on the Galapagos Rift” (Watson, 1999). Although there had been pre-existing theories about these springs since the 1970’s they had not been captured by a camera.

So far scientific research has supported the creation of time and the universe; as well as theories, facts and laws that have correlated with the principles of gravity affecting the Earth itself and stars. In addition research has shown specific examples of the destiny of useful matter, the affirmation of time zones, jet streams and oceanic springs. All of these areas of science specifically focus on the Earth and other natural surroundings. It is therefore necessary to explore the biological science and the interrelation of biblical scripture regarding the human body itself.

Human Biology: Recent Scientific Theories Support the Account of a Type of Adam in the Bible

Recently DNA research has revealed an interesting theory regarding the early origins of mankind. This DNA research has led to the close consideration that early mankind developed from one man or one small group of people. In a National Geographic article Hillary Mayell (2003) writes “geneticist Spencer Wells has concluded that all humans alive today are descended from a single man who lived in Africa around 60,000 years ago.” (Hillary, 2003). Albeit Dr. Wells theory is still a theory which requires much more additional research in order to become fact, this modern discovery reveals an amazing basic support for the oldest Biblical accounts for mankind’s origin. As stated in the beginning of the book of Genesis, God created Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden and then in the New Testament a scripture describes “The first man Adam was made a living soul” (1 Corinthians 15:45). Still research continues to reveal if not only an inference, a direct resemblance to this carefully studied theory of the origin of mankind.

Human Biology: Science Supports an Admonishment to Immoral Sexual Behavior in the Bible

The creation and growth of man will likely always be a subject of intense study that may never be completely understood. However, one area of research that has grown to epidemic proportions in modern science and medical study is the analysis of sexually transmitted diseases. In the British Medical Journal an article written by Ebrahim, McKenna & Marks (2005) provides statistics which expose that in 1990 thirty thousand deaths were attributed to sexual behavior. Sexual behavior is not only attributed to death but to other detrimental consequences as stated in the article “Sexual behaviour leads to a variety of harmful consequences, such as unintended pregnancy, social stigma, infections, and chronic psychological or pathological sequelae.” (Ebrahim, McKenna & Marks, 2005). Clearly the medical evidence shown throughout modern history underscores the fact that immoral or unrestrained sexual behavior is detrimental to the human body. Biblical scriptures are clearly supported by this fact which is identified by the Apostle Paul as he admonishes the church of Corinth. The New Testament scripture declares “he that commiteth fornicationsinneth against his own body.” (1 Corinthians 6:18). Fornication is the practice of immoral sexual activity outside of wedlock. It is well known and documented that sexual promiscuity leads to many of the diseases that modern day society faces in monumental proportions.

Conclusion

In light of the research presented in this paper it is evident that science supports Biblical scriptures and in return that Biblical scriptures reference documented scientific facts of nature. These written references affirm the many areas of study in which science references subjects that have been written and discussed in scriptures for hundreds of years. The scientific facts have been presented in these various areas, subsequent scriptures are then documented which are obviously supported by modern evidence.

Although much discussion and many debates have taken place about the validity of scripture in the context of known scientific facts, many respected scholars such as those from the Institute for Creation Research (2010) agree that there are valid and considerable comparisons in the studies of both. When the application of science and scripture are properly addressed accounting for the time period in which they were documented, the authors of the content, and the method in how they both are compared, it becomes apparent how these areas of study compliment one another.

The focus and research of this paper is to establish the fact that modern science supports many Biblical scriptures. One must realize the limitations of the compatibility of science and scripture, yet at the same time research clearly presents facts. In this research science supports a theory of a beginning in time and space, and then the scripture is presented which represents the beginning of time and space. The scientific evidence for the forces and laws of gravity are presented, subsequently the scriptural references are recorded which reference these areas. Research presents the second law of thermodynamics and then similar accounts of the Biblical record for the end of all matter are exhibited. Not only is scientific evidence presented which clarifies support for the Earth, space and time but research also supports the biology of the human body itself.

Many references throughout the various fields of science are written about in the Biblical scriptures, several of which are not mentioned in this document. In the clear viewpoint of this research it is logical to ascertain that modern scientific studies document references of the natural characteristics written in the Bible regarding the composition of the universe, the nature of time, the Earth, and human biology.