Dogmas [belief systems] Stifle Progress and Health 
Compiled by Walter Sorochan

Posted December 18, 2013; Updated October, 2021  Disclaimer 

Old belief systems, referred to as dogmas, prevent us from thinking differently, doing new research and evolving new ways of doing things!

Dogmatism is the holding of unshakable beliefs against all evidence; that is, a set of beliefs thought to be true and known to be authoritative.  You behave rationally when your actions are according to dogma. 

The first video makes us aware that we can step into the future by questioning and shedding the old beliefs. 

Ted video The Science Delusion by Robert Sheldrake 18 mns

Source: Sheldrake: Science Delusion

Dogma, in science, assumes that science is the best way to find the truth!  History of science is replete with increasingly shaky theories being held after these have been replaced by newer information that makes old theories obsolete.   Dogma now means not a truth, but a falsity that is held to be true incorrectly. 

Socrates, the Classical Greek Philosopher (469 BCE – 399 BCE), was the forefather of questioning dogma. socrates dogmaizing The writings of Plato tell us that Socrates believed in dissecting and deconstructing firmly held beliefs and convictions. He famously invited all members of public to debate with him [including women], in order to distil out truth where there appeared to be none. He would start an argument from the position of believing one knew nothing, instead of the other way around. He is famous for his quote: ‘I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.’ 

Copernicus was ostricised, after his death, by church officials for disagreeing with the religious belief that the earth was the center of our universe; instead, he believed that the sun was the center of our universe.  The beliefs of the physics of the universe, notably the speed of light, and natural constants, are challenged by Dr. Rupert Sheldrake.  He points out that physics assumes that the universe is infinite in space and time and in a humoristic way, explains this in his TED talk on “The Science Delusion.”!

Sheldrake recognizes 10 dogmas that tend to stifle inquiry and progress in related fields of life: 

    1. Nature is a machine; as are plants, animals and man
    2. Universe is made of unconsciousness
    3. Laws of nature are constant ... fixed & never change
    4. Matter & energy are the constant and never change
    5. No pathosis [ state of disease, diseased condition ] in nature
    6. Bioheredity: everything is in the genes
    7. We have a collective memory ... everything is stored in brain
    8. Mind is inside the head
    9. Psychic phenomina is impossible ... mental telepathy and teleporting are impossible
    10. Mechanistic medicine is only kind that works, while complementary medicine is not mechanistic.
"It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of The New England Journal of Medicine." Marcia Angell MD: corruption

The long held scientific and medical dogmas need to be questioned in order to search for the truth!  The laws of nature may be evolving just as the animals and plants have evolved and so laws of nature may not be sacred.  The emerging science of biophotons and nanotechnology are examples of new information that is changing our understanding of bioresonance, how medicine is practiced and that humans are alive with photon electricity. 

This Ted video is mainly a theory about consciousness, mind, parallel universes, multiverse theory, big bang, the creation of the physical universe and anti-matter. Consciousness might have something to do with antimatter, in the sense that the Creator (You) stores his/her memory (the mind and consciousness of the living being) in negative energy. Negative energy condense into the antimatter we observe and measure in experiments.

But what if you apply some reality to commonly held beliefs?  What if you dare step outside the box and begin to see society's beliefs differently? What then?

You become boxed in by the role you deem appropriate at any given moment in time. Many of the things you say and do while in “character” have been embedded in your DNA by your ancestors via your parents.  Rene: boxed in   Rene explores this 'being boxed in numerous belief systems' and their affect upon us in her video below:

Collective Evolution Part II  6:40 mns

Rene: boxed in

So .... what is the payoff of all this dogma stuff? Well, society's belief systems influence how doctors practice medicine and healing Clerc: medical dogma 2004  Bauer: Dognatism in science & medicine 2012 , our educational system and how teachers teach, how our economic system works, how our political system works and virtually how everything works in our lives. Here is a classic medical-health example: 

Vitamin D and skin cancer Dogma:   An example of how social beliefs and fashions prevent people from having optimal health. Dr Oliver Gillie, of Cardiff University, explores three medical dogmas related to vitamin D: (1) Breast milk is perfect and babies need nothing else. (2) A mixed and varied diet will give you all the vitamins and micronutrients you need. (3) Exposure of hands and face to the sun provides sufficient vitamin D. These three dogmas may have prevented people from getting enough of the sunshine vitamin that we all need for optimum health. As well as examining these dogmas, Dr Gillie discusses the weather, human evolution and why October is a good month in which to be born.  You can view a 55 minute video of: Dr. Gillie's dogma video.  Gillie presents a link between vitamin D and cancer, multiple sclerosis and other health disorders that should shake our medical-health belief system.  A public Health lecture series.  Today, many Americans avoid exposure to sunshine for fear of getting skin cancer ... another example of a health dogma! 


Bauer Henry H., "Dogmatism in Science and Medicine, Book, McFarland and Compaby, 3013, 293 pp., Bauer: Dognatism in science & medicine 2012

Bottazzo Gian Franco, and others, "Thyroid and related autoimmune disorders: Challenging the dogmas," Thyroid Autoimunity, Plenum Press, New York, 1987.   Bottazzo: Iodine-Thyroid dogmas

Clerc Olivier, Rachel Stern (Translator), Michael Misita, "Modern Medicine: The New World Religion - How Beliefs Secretly Influence Medical Dogmas and Practices," Book, Personhood Press, April, 2004.   Clerc: medical dogma 2004

"Overview: Medicine has become the religion of modern times. Since Louis Pasteur, the deep Christian founder of modern day medicine and father of vaccines, the beliefs and practices of traditional Christianity have been transferred into medicine: physicians have taken the place of priests; the search for health replaces the quest for salvation; the hope of physical immortality (through cryonisation, cloning and genetic manipulation) will soon take over hope of eternal life; vaccination plays the same initiatory role as baptism; and a hypothetical universal vaccine shall save all mankind from illness, tomorrow, just as the Savior atoned for the sins of the world.sToday, the medical powers are the State's ally, as the Catholic Church used to be. "Charlatans" are prosecuted as were "heretics" in the past and dogmatism in medicine prevails over an open state of mind regarding "unorthodox" - yet quite relevant - theories. We are still being manipulated by fears and childish hopes. We must become aware of how religious beliefs and fears surreptitiously influence medicine if we want to be responsible for our own health, and if medicine is to be free from unconscious and limiting influences. "

Crestroy is a word used by Rupert Sheldrake that was coined from the words creation and destroy. Creation and destruction is what we see in the quantum fields all the time. The implication of crestoy is that it is also used in dogmas; we create a belief and then later destroy it or replace it with a better belief.

Rene, "PORTABLE LIFE SKILLS DAILY WISDOM GUIDE."   Article no longer avaailable