Life and Death

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Life is the expression of intelligence through matter. Death then is the lack of expression of intelligence through matter. That leads some to believe that the lack of expression means that life ceases to exist. Yet we know from our major premise (and P. # 2) that matter is still maintained in existence, still manifesting intelligence and life, merely on a different level (universal rather than innate). We describe that difference by the terms universal life and innate life or, the expression of universal intelligence through universal matter and the expression of innate intelligence through innate matter. E/matter cannot be created or destroyed. It just changes form. The question that has been asked by chiropractic students since the beginning of the profession is what happens to the innate intelligence of the body when the organism dies. If death is the separation of intelligence and matter and we know what happens to the matter, it is acted upon by universal forces which tend to be destructive toward structural matter. It is broken down into its simplest chemical components. We can see that action and often refer to it as decomposition. But, what happens to the innate intelligence? If we look at innate intelligence as the law of life, then perhaps by examining other natural laws we can by reason and by logic deduce the result of the innate intelligence. When one drops his keys attempting to open the front door, the keys manifest the expression of the law of gravity. That can be empirically determined. However, when the keys are laying on the ground, the law of gravity is still acting, being expressed just as much is when the keys first slipped out of your hand. At this point it cannot be empirically determined. Similarly when an airplane is in the air, while gravity is still acting upon it, it is not visibly manifested. In the case of the airplane in flight, it is because another law, the law of aerodynamics has taken precedence over the law of gravity. I would suggest that the law of life has not ceased to exist but has ceased to be empirically manifested, or another law, universal intelligence or the “law of existence” has taken precedence or is now being manifested.

Chiropractic has identified two types of death. There are probably others but they are not addressed by our chiropractic philosophy. Clinical death is identified by the medical profession, when the human brain is no longer generating nerve impulses. That is not only a medical definition but apparently it is the legal definition also. Theology has identified at least five other types of death. Here we are only concerning ourselves with the types of death addressed in our chiropractic philosophy.
The first type of death is what we might call biological death. This is the death of the organism. It is when the innate intelligence of the body is no longer being expressed through the organism. Since chiropractic really does not deal with death but life and since the innate intelligence of the body is a metaphysical phenomena, we have no way of empirically demonstrating biological death and must depend upon the medical profession’s methods of making that determination. Lest we feel too discouraged about lacking that ability we are reminded that the medical profession throughout history has themselves been frustrated by their inability to make a reliable determination. Tradition says that so often were corpses not really deceased or mistakenly assumed to be so that a string was often tied around the dead person’s hand,passed through a hole in the coffin and attached to a bell above ground. One of the gravediggers was expected sit near the grave through the night in the event that the supposedly deceased became conscious and moved his hand ringing the bell. It is said that this is where the expression “saved by the bell” first came into usage (and you thought it was in an Ali fight). The chiropractor is no more trained to make that determination than is a layperson. On the other hand when that determination has been made, the chiropractor can conclude deductively (based upon accepting the medical doctor’s empirical assessment), that the organism is no longer expressing the innate intelligence of the body. It must also be understood that biological death can occur, that is, that the innate intelligence of the body is no longer being expressed but that there is still cellular, tissue, or organ intelligence being expressed. Since a chiropractor cannot make that determination, he does not know when the organism is no longer expressing the innate intelligence of the body, that must be done by a medical physician who makes the determination that the individual is clinically dead but that there is still cellular, tissue, or organ intelligence being expressed through those tissues. This is the basis for organ and tissue transplants. I hate to think how many of those people are still expressing innate intelligence of the body and could be “resuscitated”. As chiropractors we can be thankful that we are not in a position to have to make that determination.
The second type of death is what we might call partial death. In this case there is a partial lack of the expression of the innate intelligence of the body but the individual may or may not manifest any indication of this lack of life because there is still biological life. If the individual is manifesting indications of a lack of life it may appear as the symptoms or the signs of a medical condition. If the individual is not manifesting any indication of this lack of life he may appear to be healthy from a medical standpoint (in which case we are told by the CCE that we have no basis for adjusting them.) However only a chiropractor could determine this lack of life and only if it is caused by vertebral subluxation. The chiropractor refers to this state of partial death as DIS-EASE.

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  1. David Suskin 02/23/2015, 4:09 pm:

    David Suskin 02/23/2015, 4:09 pm:
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    Joseph,
    You keep getting better and better. How do you keep this ball rolling for so long? Just one minor comment and I believe Steve spoke of this.
    If gravity was still not in play, meaning observable, while aerodynamics allowed a plane to manifest ‘Lift’, wouldn’t a plane, etc. keep going up and up, which it doesn’t. Gravity is being balanced by the correct amt of aerodynamics allowing a plane to manifest just the right amt of Lift, we call flight. So really, in this example, Gravity IS observable. Anyway, a moot point, within the context of the intent of your example(s), within your rather well crafted posting.
    I know you don’t need a cheering section, as you’ve stated before, but my understanding of the 33 p’s and how it relates to me, my pm’s , to life’s relationship to existence, continues to grow. Yes I ow a great deal to my own efforts, but I could not, and I’m sure I speak for many, could not do it without the continuous giving of your gifts, your cogent logic and your dedication to the existence of NTOSC.
    You don’t need a thank you, as it doesn’t really related to this post, but I’ll say it anyway, because my WHO is so very grateful.
    You put into words, what many of use cannot articulate but need to.
    Thank You Doctor Joe 🙂

  2. David Suskin 02/23/2015, 9:06 pm:

    Hi Joe,
    Upon re-reading: ‘Similarly when an airplane is in the air, while gravity is still acting upon it, it is not visibly manifested. In the case of the airplane in flight, it is because another law, the law of aerodynamics has taken precedence over the law of gravity. ‘
    I will withdraw my moot point, as being in error, as you have implied my observation. Perhaps the words ‘taken precedence’ didn’t capture, at least for me, the relationship between 2 existing laws that were acting concurrently.
    And besides, the reference was meant as an analogy, which I do understand.

    • Joe Strauss 02/24/2015, 11:42 am:

      David, the posted speed limit on Walnut Hill Road is 35 mph. However, shortly before you reach the elementary school there is a sign that says 15 mph between eight and 930 and three and 430. Two existing laws acting concurrently but one taking precedence over the other at certain times.

      • David Suskin 02/24/2015, 2:15 pm:

        Joe,
        I’m very aware of the concurrency and precedence of school zone laws. Here in Nassau county/ NY (we’re me lives), the county tried to pull a fast one, putting camera’s on numerous, > 200 locations. Cost me $240 in one week. My wife killed me. So many people came out and screamed about it to the politicians, that they did away with the camera’s. (Election time?), Man’s law’s and at least the consequences of law infraction can change, thank god. argh!!!!, Particularly when it comes to human beings being in power or not in power!!!
        Divine laws (laws of science?), not so readily if at all. With regards, to aerodynamics vs gravity, I would respectfully disagree about the event of precedence of the laws described, with regard to air flight. I’d think that bernoulli’s principle, friction, and gravity were all contributing to the event of air flight. But with regards to universal intelligence, innate intelligence, and the presence of DEATH, your statement ‘I would suggest that the law of life has not ceased to exist but has ceased to be empirically manifested’ hit’s the nail on the head most accurately (no innate matter, no expression).
        But, You are The Man, so I don’t want to mess around to much, at least with your analogies. I’m sure you’ll pin me against the philosophical wall at some point. 🙂

        • Joe Strauss 02/25/2015, 1:46 pm:

          David, I guess Bemoulli (boy you oughta see how Dragon butchered that name) took credit for that divine law. But then so did science as did Palmer with the 33 principles. Neither Bemoulli,, science, or Palmer created or maintains those principles/laws. But then I guess it’s not very scientific but it is quite arrogant not to call them divine laws.
          RE: your experience with the Nassau County zoning laws, sometimes politicians think they are God. I think that may be the problem with our president and all those who reject the ADIO philosophy/world and life viewpoint-especially the medical community.

          • David Suskin 02/26/2015, 8:12 pm:

            Joe,
            As per Wikipedia.:
            Humanism is a philosophical and ethical stance that emphasizes the value and agency of human beings, individually and collectively, and generally prefers critical thinking and evidence (rationalism, empiricism) over established doctrine or faith (fideism). The meaning of the term humanism has fluctuated, according to the successive intellectual movements which have identified with it.[1] Generally, however, humanism refers to a perspective that affirms some notion of a “human nature” (sometimes contrasted with antihumanism).

            In modern times, humanist movements are typically aligned with secularism, and today “Humanism” typically refers to a non-theistic life stance centred on human agency, and looking to science instead of religious dogma in order to understand the world.[2].
            ************
            (Above) This explains everything. I’m not advocating, but religious dogma? Versus science (Not. Dogma?).
            Yes I know. Moral relativism and your anarchy vs tyranny continuum when ADIO is abandoned.
            The lives of the ‘sheeple’ as described by Michael Savage.
            If intelligence directs the whole process, then mans free will plus humanism plus a lack of moral compass, plus expediency and lack of humility (human nature??), I don’t know, I surrender.
            Maybe we all need to surrender. Maybe we need to walk softly and carry a big stick. Maybe I need do a little less talking and do a little more doing. Thank god you can fool some of the people all of the time. You can fool all of the all of the people some of the time, but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time. Can you?
            Carry on ADIO, one person at a time, on this ship of fools.

  3. Steve 02/23/2015, 11:14 pm:

    Does the law of gravity cease to exist in space or is another law(s) taking precedence?
    Since both laws, universal and innate, are working simultaneously in the living body, is it possible that upon “biological” death the law of innate intelligence just ceases to exist within that particular body?
    I guess if we knew where innate intelligence came from, we would know where it went…
    Birth,
    BJ: This Innate Intelligence comes complete at birth.(Vol.22)
    BJ: What is the explanation of the previous existence of an Innate Intelligencebefore it enters a new-born babe? Who knows?(Vol. 22)
    DD: I observed a change of management of these functions at birth; that the one who took possession with the first breath of life was all-wise, as was the intelligence which had formed the embryo and assisted in the growth of the fetus.(1910)

    • Joe Strauss 02/24/2015, 12:20 pm:

      Steve, in space the law of gravity is still working, just being manifested a little bit differently. The attraction of other planets causes it to be expressed a little differently. We mistakenly assume that gravity is not being expressed. However we know that is being expressed on the moon, we have seen it. It is just being expressed differently. If the planets did not exist or were in a different position, gravity on the earth would not be 9.8 m/s per second. It would be more or less That’s exactly what happens to the ocean tides when the position of the moon changes.

      “Biological death” is not a cessation of innate intelligence existence, just a cessation of its expression. When the front door key that I dropped ends up on the sidewalk that does not mean that the law of gravity has ceased to exist just that it has ceased to be expressed empirically.

      BJ’s law of life always existed. It’s just not expressed as a “complete” and separate organism until birth, (technically not until the cord is cut).

      DD was confusing the “law of life” which exists the same in all living things (even non-breathing) from the time they demonstrate one or more of the signs of life with the theological concept called the soul which (in my theology) is expressed after the first breath.(Others see that expression occurring at conception. While I do not agree with that, I respect it.)

    • Steve 02/24/2015, 2:50 pm:

      The best reason for our philosophy to evolve is for clarity. What started as a belief system, (innate as an individualized portion of god), became the duel nature of man, (giant and pygmy) and now is refined to law.
      Change is the essential process of all existence.–Mr. Spock

      • Claude Lessard 02/24/2015, 7:49 pm:

        Steve,

        It was ALWAYS law. We’re just seeing it NOW. .

  4. David Suskin 02/24/2015, 12:09 am:

    I would tend to think that it takes matter to express force.
    Without matter (mass), gravity will not express itself, but the intelligence remains and the force? Well being created by intelligence and joining intelligence to matter? Without matter, maybe force (LAW) does not exist in that spacial location.
    So to in Life.
    No innate matter, no innate expression, no innate force, no innate law, But, innate intelligence always exists as long as universal intelligence exists. And since e/matter is always equal, is never destroyed, then universal life (ui, uf, u matter), is 100% and is always maintained.
    Question: is law, the creation of force?

  5. Dan PoupardDC 02/24/2015, 3:32 pm:

    One of the things I have always found that confused this issue is all the different “types” of intelligence ie.universal, innate,cellular,tiissue etc. As I see it,there is only one principle of organization manifested many differant ways , often at the same time. So where does the innate intelligence go when an organism dies. Nowhere.The intelligence is simply not being manifested on that level due to limitations of matter.

    • Claude 02/24/2015, 11:23 pm:

      Dan,

      I understand your point of view and your confusion.

      Let us remember that in order to have a chiropractic basic science, we have a major premise. From that major premise we have deduced 32 principles, comprised of multiples concepts, which give us the conclusion of the chiropractic objective. These 33 principles of chiropractic’s basic science comprised the structural platform of chiropractic and are absolute. The 33 principles of chiropractic’s basic science are also the authority of chiropractic. This is what it means to look at chiropractic from the point of view of e/matter, which is an ADIO world view. In other words, a full expression of the innate forces of the innate intelligence of the body comes from Above-Down-Inside-Out and VS interferes with that. –

      – On the other hand, if you look at chiropractic from the point of view of intelligence, your statement is correct. Now, you are left with universal intelligence, the principle of organization (pri1), along with the principle of the limits of adaptation, limitation of e/matter (pri24). Do you think you can develop a basic science based on these two principles alone?

      • Joe Strauss 02/25/2015, 1:14 pm:

        Claude, welcome back. We’ve missed your comments. In your absence you lost the lead for “most comments ever” on the blog. I assume that the office remodeling is completed and that now you will have the time to regain the number one position (#3 is fast gaining on you also)! Toward that end I wonder if you could explain, in general, how we determine what is a “basic science”? Thanks.

        • Claude Lessard 02/25/2015, 6:32 pm:

          Joseph,

          According to Seton Hall University’s Department of Science and Technology Center, it is precisely “basic science that is concerned with the process of discovery. Basic scientists seek to discover new knowledge and information without the primary concern of how the principles they create might be used. Applied Science takes information that already exists and utilizes it for the solution of an existing problem. All scientific disciplines (physics, chemistry, biology, chiropractic, psychology, etc.) have basic and applied aspects. Basic science is more basic in the sense that without discovery of PRINCIPLES (emphasis mine) there is nothing to apply. Applied science relies on and could not exist without basic science.” –

          – A “basic science” is determined by the “discovery” of PRINCIPLES. Chiropractic’s basic science has 33 principles which are absolute and are the structural framework of chiropractic. Those 33 principles are the authority of chiropractic and with rational logic, through deductive reasoning, give rise to the chiropractic objective which is to: LACVS for a full expression of the innate forces of the innate intelligence of the body. PERIOD.

          • Claude Lessard 02/26/2015, 12:21 pm:

            … Further more, –

            Science is divided in two categories: Basic Science and Applied Science.

            Basic science is concerned with the process of discovery. Basic scientists seek to discover NEW knowledge and information without the primary concern of how the knowledge they create might be used. Example: Mathematics: 1+1=2 ALWAYS (it is absolute, duplicable and constant)

            Applied science takes information that already exits and utilizes it for the solution of an existing problem. Example: Chemistry will apply the basic science of mathematics to describe a molecule of water as being comprised of 2 atoms of hydrogen and 1 atom of oxygen (H2O).

            All scientific disciplines (chiropractic, physics, chemistry, biology, psychology, etc.) have basic and applied aspects.

            Basic science is more basic in the sense that without discovery of PRINCIPLES… there is nothing to apply.

            Applied science relies on and could not exist without basic science.

            Professor A. Spirkin mentioned that “Science and philosophy have always learned from each other. Philosophy tirelessly draws from scientific discoveries fresh strength, material for broad generalizations, which to the sciences it imparts the world view and methodological IMPULSES of its universal PRINCIPLES.”

            This means that, plainly speaking, that chiropractic philosophy draws from its chiropractic’s basic science, the fresh strength, and material for understanding HOW it relates to “vertebrate living things” as it imparts an ADIO world view and practice of its 33 principles.

          • David Suskin 02/26/2015, 1:23 pm:

            Claude,
            Welcome back. Your absence was noticed and felt.
            Can you give us a few examples of the basic science component of let say chemistry and/or biology (besides mathematics).
            I would think being that The Chiropractic Objective, unlike the other core science groupings you mentioned, is a metaphysical one, and uniquely so, is our applied science.
            This is unlike the other basic sciences you’ve listed
            They All have physical objectives and therefore can be applied to physical problems which also manifest physical results that can be measured. Not so with NTOSC.
            This is why we put the period where we do, and not after Results? (Metaphysical vs physical).
            I’d imagine the core applied sciences always require measurement as a goal.
            Are there any other sciences that at least stroke the metaphysical domain, perhaps the humanities or the arts (don’t know if these are within the realm of the so called core sciences)
            Anyway, no Socratic questions at this point please 😉 but then again you would NOT be Claude.

      • Dan PoupardDC 02/25/2015, 2:48 pm:

        Claude,thanks for your comment. I am in total agreement with the 33 principles being the structural foundation for chiropractic and are absolute.I was merely making a comment about the organizational principle we call intelligence and the many different ways it is manifested.

  6. Claude Lessard 02/27/2015, 12:24 pm:

    David,

    Joseph was asking HOW we determine what is a “basic science”. If it is about discovery of principles, it is a “basic science”. Chiropractic’s basic science is comprised of 33 principles. That constitutes a “basic science” and give rise to the chiropractic objective which is to: LACVS for a full expression of the innate forces of the innate intelligence of the body. PERIOD. —

    – The art of LACVS with “pattern work” or “advanced muscle palpation” does recognize “change” as to whether or not the innate intelligence of the practice member’s body has adapted your adjustic thrust (educated universal force). –

  7. David Suskin 02/27/2015, 1:17 pm:

    Claude,
    Perhaps, yes, the pre and post check we are familiar with. And we know these are educated theoretical signs of a metaphysical change.
    Physics? Chemistry? Biological analysis? Geology? All hard empirical realm and data acquisition. But you know that.
    Chiropractic? Certainly more of a square peg in a round hole.
    We may describe chiropractic in terms of basic science and applied science. I’m not so sure the so called scientific or philosophical communities would agree.
    That’s why we deal with 4% of the population. Yes, no.
    ADIO, I assume lives in spite of me.

    • Claude 02/27/2015, 4:28 pm:

      David,

      It certainly is not about agreements. LOL

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