In the construction of a truth narrative, we struggle with dualism and trust.
For any student of history, politics, science, or life, we come to a hard problem of human cognition – dualism.
As I critiqued in this blog about the binary nature of language, we are subject to errors in judgement when we parse the world into true/false rather than many shades of grey and incomplete.
As I sit in lectures at the 2018 RAADfest (revolution against aging and death), I realize how dependent we are upon the SOURCING HEURISTIC as I discussed in this blog. That logical fallacy is that we base out credence upon the source. In the blog, Brian Williams was supposed to be reputable, so we believe him or her.
But think about the most trusted people in our lives…our parents. Did they really merit that trust when they foisted the Santa Claus conspiracy upon us?
I would consider the best barometer of honesty is someone who is first able to admit how their own dogma is incomplete as I do in this post. That doesn’t mean wrong; it just means that someone like myself, who maintains that telomere erosion in stem cells causes most disease is also able to critique the use of telomere measurements as a foolproof method of understanding and measuring all of aging.
So the point of the post is that we can’t believe experts but must use their information to assemble a larger picture. We can all be right, wrong, partially right, and intentionally or unintentionally misleading. Don’t follow leaders. Use your intuition to seek truth.
If you want to learn how your own body and consciousness work to heal you, read my book, The Telomere Miracle. It will debunk and explain many aspects of health advice that are otherwise quite confusing and contradictory.