The growing inaccessibility of science
Everything is Connected to Everything (and Nothing). "When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe" - John Muir
“It is in the cognitive space where we must prevail.” — General Richard Clarke, commander, United States Special Operations Command, May 20, 2021
The current focus on influence and information campaigns as tools of great power competition raises questions about how well prepared the United States is to compete in “the human domain.” Coined in 2010 by retired Lieutenant General Charles Cleveland, then the commander of United States Special Operations Command – Central, the human domain unsurprisingly emphasizes humans—their beliefs, their networks, their values—as a center of gravity in modern, twenty-first-century nation-state competition. While competing for cognitive and social influence is as old as the history of military thought, the human domain has received renewed attention from scholars, policymakers, and operational communities. However, despite renewed interest, neither the Department of Defense nor the interagency are postured or organized for success in the human domain and the information environment. This article, therefore, offers a number of recommendations to enable DoD and the interagency to more effectively compete in multi-domain competition by focusing on the human domain.
Every day there are dozens of cases all over the Dark Web that escalate to this underground justice system and patiently wait for the high-ranking authorized cybercriminals (usually members of a forum administration) to solve the dispute and assign a winner and loser. Much like the United States judicial system, this whole process begins with a dispute between two opposing sides.
In 1923, a Russian cell biologist, Alexander Gurwitsch, discovered extremely low-level ultraviolet light emitted from onions. He called this mitogenic radiation, and his work was used in diagnosing cancer. In 1941, he was awarded the prestigious Stalin Prize for his work. However, 500 failures to duplicate his research results led to his work being discredited. Later in the 20th century, however, it was taken up by his daughter, Anna, and by others. In the 1970s, German cell biologist Fritz Albert Popp coined the currently used term “biophoton” for this light. What is a biophoton?
Kurukulla is a goddess of tribal origins, initially venerated as a protector by various nomadic clans who related her to fertility and material affairs, yet also considered her dangerous and fearsome. Progressively, the goddess was incorporated into the Buddhist pantheon, and during this process, Kurukulla acquired some different roles and lost others. Many practices were developed related to issues such as protection against animals and certain diseases, obtaining influential positions in society, love affairs, and even getting rid of one’s enemies. Kurukulla is a deity considered the goddess of eroticism, the mistress of enchantments and bewitchment, who uses desire as a weapon for transcendence. Practicing with Kurukulla allows us to reach our true nature by making our daily life, our fears and weaknesses, the very source of liberation.