When you wake up and find the world just below discernibly different and it stays that way, how did this happen?
You almost feel as if you are in a dream about to awaken but you do not awake because you are awake!
Consider a more clearly shocking change that no one missed. This was the day the headlines read JFK Killed by Assassin! This was not just below discernibly different, this was dramatic and indubitable.
This forever changed my world and that of my countrymen. Its story, 50 years later, is still news and never resolved.
Now imagine that a world changing event has occurred but at a less dramatically visible level; one just below discernibly different. One such event took place a day ago and it reminded me of the clear limits of human knowledge, and why as a doctor I do not trust doctors to be 100% on anything.
This event was an article written by a respected man of science, Dr Thomas Cowan, who said simply that the human heart is not a pump that circulates about 5 liters of blood throughout the body every minute, as we are taught!
How can this be? Every school child knows this and has been taught this for nearly 300 years! In 1513 Leonardo Da Vinci dissected over 30 human corpses and discovered the circulatory system. Later William Harvey, in 1616, discovered what he believed was proof that the heart pumps blood around the entire body. Men of science have accepted this for centuries! Now there is a respectable different opinion.
The Problem With Viewing the Heart as a Pump: (from Dr Joseph Mercola) Cardiologists and doctors in general are taught that the walls of the heart create pressure, which causes propulsion of the blood through the body. In essence, the heart is viewed as a pump — a pressure propulsion system caused by the muscular contraction of the ventricles.
However, your body actually contains an enormous amount of blood vessels. Most of the blood vessels in your heart and body are capillaries, which are very thin-walled, very narrow tubes. If you were to spread these blood vessels out, they would cover three football fields. If you were to place the blood vessels end to end, in a series, they would encircle the Earth between one and three times.
The pump theory is then telling us that you have a 1 pound muscle, and it’s going to pump blood a distance equivalent to going around the Earth every single day for 70 years; 60 to 70 times a minute. Is that believable? Not according to Dr Thomas Cowen in his book “Human Heart, Cosmic Heart: A Doctor’s Quest to Understand, Treat, and Prevent Cardiovascular Disease.”
What is the truth and is there any that we do not keep changing and refining? Do our words describe creation or create its meaning?
Could Dr Cowan be wrong? My Thoughts….. If you take the heart’s arterial outflow and disperse it to millions of capillaries the width of a blood cell the flow becomes very slow at that level as the ENERGY output is divided by millions of bifurcations. If you now reverse that process and merge the capillaries into a larger return vein, the ENERGY is compounded back to its original level. As for a single blood cell traveling around the Earth, the trip for each cell is done in PARALLEL not in series! Just as a computer with multiple processors can process much faster than a single one, so can the distance covered be much greater when run by a billion horses (or red blood cells). I think that Dr Cowan’s reasoning appears to me fallacious. I don’t doubt that he is on to something we have missed but Davinci and Harvey are not really wrong, entirely. Maybe the world did shift on a just below discernibly different level.
Science Fiction Is Fact, Before It Can Be Proven.
smelling like them in my writing . However, I could not help but be attracted to the concepts that most of the great teachers spent their life focused on, learning for the joy of learning and the sea of thoughts it’s rains of concepts produced.