The Scientific and Medical Network (SMN) is a worldwide professional community and membership organisation for open-minded, rigorous and evidence-based enquiry into themes bridging science, spirituality and consciousness. It promotes a cultural shift in our understanding of reality and human experience beyond the limits imposed by exclusively materialist and reductionist approaches. The Network brings together open-minded and discerning people who are inclined to a non-materialist interpretation of the universe. Please click here to join us on our journey.
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- Words That Remember – The Phenomenon of Holocaust Literature on 23rd Oct 2016 5:00:pm, at
- Minority Religions and Extremism in Schools and on Campus on 5th Nov 2016 9:30:am, at New Academic Building,
- A Critical Conversation with Roger Penrose on 10th Nov 2016 7:30:pm, at Conway Hall
- Cultural Perspectives on Mental Wellbeing: Spiritual Interpretations of Symptoms in Medical Practice. TALK AND BOOK LAUNCH on 11th Nov 2016 8:00:pm, at The Westpoint Academy
- Participatory Workshop, Re-evaluating Consciousness and Mental Wellbeing on 12th Nov 2016 9:30:am, at Ireland Group
- Atheist Spirituality – Geoff Crocker on 14th Nov 2016 7:30:pm, at Hampstead London
- Conscious Ageing and the Wisdom of Elders on 19th Nov 2016 9:30:am, at Colet House
- Is the Sun Conscious? – Rupert Sheldrake PhD on 16th Jan 2017 7:30:pm, at Hampstead London
- The Frenchman’s Cove Experience, Jamaica – The Cosmic Consciousness Connection on 17th Jan 2017 2:00:pm, at Frenchman’s Cove
- Science, religion and the future of the afterlife – Dr. Peter Moore on 13th Feb 2017 7:30:pm, at Hampstead London
- Experiences of Angels: Intimations of Ultimate Reality? – Marianne Rankin on 13th Mar 2017 7:30:pm, at Hampstead London
- 40th Anniversary Mystics and Scientists Conference on 7th Apr 2017 11:00:am, at Horsley Park
- In-formation at the Centre of Creation: consciousness, causality and coherence – Dr. Jude Currivan on 24th Apr 2017 7:30:pm, at Hampstead London
"Consciousness appears to arise naturally as a result of a brain maximizing its information content. So says a group of scientists in Canada and France, which has studied how the electrical activity in people's brains varies according to individuals' conscious states. The researchers find that normal waking states are associated with maximum values of what they call a brain's "entropy"."
"Standard materialist science has relegated telepathy to the fringes of pseudoscience. But what happens when one of their own performs rigorous scientific tests and publishes them in prestigious scientific journals proving without a doubt that telepathy does exist?
"It’s early in the morning and still dark outside. Your heart rate has dropped to a single beat per second and your blood pressure is the lowest it will be for the next 16 hours. Your respiration has fallen to 12 breaths a minute, while your blood glucose is at rock bottom. Despite the ingenious physiology remorselessly at work in all your organs, you sleep on, oblivious. In this state, your brain and body are preventing entry to a private inner universe that poses one of the biggest challenges in science – but any minute now, when the alarm buzzes, this special place will be all yours, exclusively."
"The authors analyzed further Kepler observations of KIC 8462852 (also known as TYC 3162-665-1 and 2MASS J20061546+4427248) and showed that in addition to its rapid unexplained brightness changes, the star also faded slowly and steadily during the four years it was observed by Kepler."
"Are you at a turning point in your life where you need to stand back and take stock of who you are, where you have come from and where you are going? If so, this retreat will help you align or realign with your inner truth and purpose. We will explore together the shaping influences that have brought you to the present, including critical and precious moments. "
"When you let forth a big, embarrassing yawn during a boring lecture or concert, you succumb to a reflex so universal among animals that Charles Darwin mentioned it in his field notes. “Seeing a dog & horse & man yawn, makes me feel how much all animals are built on one structure,” he wrote in 1838. Scientists, however, still don’t agree on why we yawn or where it came from. "
"Marc Bekoff, professor emeritus of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder is a “gentle” man. He is quite famous as a tireless animal rights activist who approaches his calling, with positive, firm, non-militant and proactive persistence. Author of a dozen books, many with words like “animal” and “compassion” in the titles, he is also well-known as a friend and collaborator with Jane Goodall, DBE, who is also among the world’s most conscientious animal rights activists."
"In our prospective study of 344 patients who survived cardiac arrest we had to come to the surprising conclusion that all the reported elements of a Near-Death Experience (NDE) like an out-of-body perception, meeting with deceased relatives or a life review were experienced during a transient functional loss of the cortex and of the brainstem, with a flat line EEG. "