Scientific Advances in Agriculture, Medicine and Societal Change By Nicanor G. Perlas
- June 9th, 2012
- Posted in Agriculture, Crop Science . Cosmos, Universe . Earth, Environment, Elements, Energies . Education . Health and Healing . Human Development, Transformation, Self Knowledge . Indigenous knowledge . Quantum Agriculture (Biodynamic, Agnihotra-homa, Vedic, Yogic, Shamanic, Intuitive, etc) . Science General . Seeds
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My Quantum Agriculture stirrings started in the 1990′s with Biodynamic Agriculture and Indigenous Knowledge. Betsy (Ma Helenita) Gamela of the Don Bosco Diocesan Youth Center, Inc., in Makilala, Cotabato had given me an early deep insight about Biodynamics which is occasionally posted in the media or the internet (examples are this one and another one).
An earlier documentation about her initiative may be read in a chapter of a book which I edited- Compendium on Sustainable Agriculture. Perspectives and Strategies of Advocates and Practitioners in the Philippines- by UNDP.
The book cover may be viewed here:
https://www.fapsodar.org.ph/graphics/headings/books/pages/book7_jpg.htm and Betsy’s paper is the fourth one among the 4 NGO presentations herein: SustainableAgricultureBiodynamicsArticle.pdf .
Then a lecture at UPLB by Nick Perlas was held in 2004. A transcription of this talk on “Scientific Advances on Agriculture, Medicine and Societal Change”, which emphasized non-material aspects (I call these “quantum”), is available here : ScientificAdvancesinAgricultureWithNickPerlas.pdf . Two meetings were subsequently held that same day, attended by some members of PABINHI: farmers , NGOs and academe staff.
Nick gave other lectures at UPLB, one of which was on ” Deep Spirituality in Agriculture” , held in 2006 (this was earlier posted in this same site).
Much earlier (early 1990′s), Nick already wrote a comprehensive article on the “Second Scientific Revolution” . Read article here:
You will see that the new things being talked about now were already known before and were popular elsewhere). Further writings embody the same but more updated concepts. One of these is the “Science of the Impossible” (may be downloaded here: https://www.thinkoutword.org/pdfs/Nicanor.Science.pdf .
It has been 8 years since, and what Nick said then are only now starting to be talked about in the academic community. The outside community is more ahead in the understanding, accepting and the applying of these new scientific advances than the academia.