|Steve Hammons is the author of two novels about a U.S. Government and military joint-service research team investigating unusual phenomena. MISSION INTO LIGHT and the sequel LIGHT'S HAND introduce readers to the ten women and men of the "Joint Reconnaissance Study Group" and their exciting adventures exploring the unknown. Both novels are available from the Barnes & Noble Web site, bn.com, and other booksellers worldwide. Visit Steve's website at navyseals.com
Developments in science, human consciousness hold promise of new discoveries, better worldby Steve Hammons
Ongoing discoveries and developments in the fields of quantum physics, human psychology, biology and medicine, communications, anomalous phenomena, ecological and environmental sciences, technology and other areas are often interesting and helpful.
Posted: 14:05 July 1, 2007
Sometimes, these create hope and new opportunities to make the world a better place.
They can also trigger concerns, discomfort and anxiety. These can be useful feelings that motivate us or provide insight.
Sometimes new information is challenging to understand and may result in denial, ridicule and a reluctance to accept things outside of our normal awareness and knowledge.
These factors all seem to be very natural. This is simply "human nature."
Learning about what is happening in our world and being open-minded about the possibilities while at the same time "keeping our feet on the ground" and remaining "down-to-Earth" is sometimes a challenge.
We learn about various aspects of current events through all kinds of news and media platforms such as TV, radio, films, books, magazines and the Web as well as friends and family, professional associates and even from our internal intelligence.
The serious problems that humans are dealing with globally are well known to us: war, hunger, poverty, disease, suffering, greed, corruption, injustice. These are painful and troubling realities.
Some of the developments and discoveries we are now finding out about might help resolve these challenges. In fact, many of these trends are clearly already underway.
Below are just a few of many examples:
- The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is funding research in biology and medicine to understand how certain creatures regrow severed limbs. Regrowing amputated human limbs might be within reach.