Racism – A Misunderstanding of Biology – Toward Ending Discrimination

From a medical point of view, racism doesn’t exist.

How can this be? There can be no racism if there are no races. Scientifically speaking, there is only one human race.

When we speak of the various human races, what we are referring to is a set of outward appearances (the phenotypical expression of the genotype). These traits have accumulated within certain niches of the population as people mate with each other.

Skin color is the easiest to understand. The more melanin in the skin, the darker the color. Discriminating on skin color is as silly as discrimination based on hair color. In certain populations other physical traits cluster with skin color: shape of the nose or eyes, hair color or texture, height, weight, body shape, muscle mass, etc. People tend to favor the physical appearance with which they are most familiar or comfortable, an emotional response.

Similarly, some people like dachsunds, others favor poodles. In many ways the physical differences in humans are analogous to the differences in dogs. If dachsunds are bred to dachsunds, their offspring will generally have short legs and long bodies. If dachsunds are bred to poodles, a variety of body types will result, yet they will certainly all be dogs.

Genetically speaking, medium skin color in humans should be the most common. Very light skin or very dark skin would be equally rare in a genetically mixed population.

The real fear on which discrimination is based is cultural. When people don’t understand each other’s language, beliefs, and traditions, fear results. That which clues us to differences between human beings begins with outward appearances and behavior.

My outward appearance would be described as Caucasian, though with brown eyes and hair, I might be presumed to have Italian ancestry – or German, or Spanish, or Eastern European, or Russian. If fact, I’m a mix (like my dogs), and therefore have no particular allegiance to a distant country of origin. However, I would be much more comfortable with peaceable citizens of darker skin than gang members of my own color.

One answer might be to homogenize the population, but this should be unnecessary. There is beauty in all varieties of the human form. What we need to do is open our eyes to the real issues of cultural misunderstanding. Though this would require overcoming barriers of language, geography, and tradition, loving our neighbor as ourselves is the ultimate solution to ending discrimination.

Copyright 2010 Cynthia J. Koelker, M.D.

Wordology is Your Biology

Believe it or not, every word that has ever been said to you, and any words that you have used in your lifetime, are embedded in your body. Your memory banks begin to store this information as you are developing in the womb.

Think about all the words you speak on a daily basis. How do these words affect your life? How do the words you speak affect your relationships, your family, your friends, your co-workers, and even strangers?

Everything about you is an expression of your consciousness and your energy field. Therefore your words are an expressive form of your energy. Your words are the physical expression of your consciousness into manifestation. You create your reality. So begin by taking an inventory of the words that you use everyday.

Do your words inspire, uplift you. Do they support and enhance your creative abilities? Are they positive, productive and affirming to your life? Or are they based on belief systems or ideas that negative and depressive. As an exercise write down words that support

Your words are the molecules of your frequency and vibration. Your words are the sounds and resonance of your consciousness. Every word or group of words, which you express are the molecules of your combined energy and consciousness that create your reality. How wondrous is that! But on the other side of the Wordology that might not be so wondrous, be clear about what you say, especially about yourself.

Everything about your words, your ideas, your thoughts, your belief systems, your views are simply the forms of the energy of your consciousness, whether they are being said from your unconsciousness consciousness. Being conscious is the key!

Therefore, you set the consciousness of your words into motion and into manifestation through the use of your energy. If your words are negative, the reality that you create for your life becomes unproductive and fearful. Your energy gets drained. When your thoughts or ideas are positive, your energy is productive, uplifting and energizing. This is the way your consciousness and your energy partner with you to create and manifest your life.

As an exercise, write down the words you use when you think or speak about yourself. Are they positive, affirming, supportive? Or are words negative, and do they drain your energy?. When you say the words out lout, how do the words affect you emotionally and physically? Where do you feel them in your body? How do the words you speak make you feel?

Remember everything you say has an impact on your life as well on having a impact on others. We imprint each other every day by the words we use. The more you become aware of your words, the more pro-active your life becomes. Speak from your heart. You will feel the difference in your body. Speak from your heart and your life becomes heart filled. Speak from your heart, and your body heals naturally. Speak from your heart and you become more centered and balanced.

Speak from your heart and you become healthier.. Speak from your ego

and you create more challenges in your life.

So….be aware before your speak! Remember, no matter what you say, you are always speaking to yourself first about yourself and your words indicate exactly where you are…and whether you are conscious or not!

Published AZNetNews, Phoenix, AZ

How to Maximize Learning Biology With Your Own Biological Microscopes

So you are a sophomore or a junior in high school or probably you are a Biology major in the university? And you have a few or more biology subjects requiring the use of biological microscopes. Imagine all of the self-study and experiments you can finish faster if you just had one at your disposal.

Microscope and the Layman

What are biological microscopes? A microscope is a scientific instrument used to see objects too minute for the naked eye to see without any help. It comes from the Greek word “mikros” meaning small and “skopein” meaning to look or see. The study of investigating small objects or life forms using such an instrument is called microscopy.

Biological microscopes are microscopes specifically dedicated for the study of tiny “microscopic” organisms and or parts of plants or animals like tissue samples or blood samples. These microscopes are not only used for biology classes and studies but also the science in general.

Maximizing the Benefits of Your Own Biological Microscopes

Why spend long and tiring hours doing your experiments and making your science homeworks using your school’s microscope? Well not anymore. Biological microscopes come in many shapes, sizes, forms and models. The most important things to remember when you wish to purchase such an item are two things: how much do they cost and how often will you be using it for your school work? If you have this tool readily available you can do your homework or experiments anytime, anywhere you want. However, remember these devices are not really cheap so when you do succumb to the idea of buying one, you really really must need it or you could split the costs with your classmates.

To maximize the benefits for your biological microscopes, you should make sure that your school’s courseworks, whether it be homeworks or science experiments, are plentiful and that in most of them, that you can work on. If it is not enough, you can just probably resort to renting it. But if you do have that much science school work to do, it would be prudent to have such instrument lying just around to use at your own time and volition.

These microscopes are not only used for testing or examining animal or plant tissue samples. It is also basically useful for other science experiments and tests such as examining grains of sand or rocks or soil. It can also be used to examine different kinds of seeds and cross-sections of plant leaves or stems.

All in all, there are different applications of the uses of microscopes in your courseworks at school. The whole idea behind buying or renting one is to rid the dependency to go to back to your schools or universities science labs just to use their equipment. There isn’t also enough of them to go around for all the students. So make your choice. Dependence on what the school has? Or independence and finish all your school work way before the deadline arrives?

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