Great Whites, Heart Math and Elephants: New Ways to Imagine Nature

Great Whites, Great White Sharks and Free Divers

Great Whites, Heart Math and Elephants are three great examples of the limitation of our basic senses. We’ve come a long way over the course of human development, but no matter how hard we push for greatness, we’ve always been confined to the limitations of our senses. Decades of scientific discoveries tell us that we are incomplete sensory beings, and unless our philosophy changes, and new discoveries are made, we’ll never evolve enough to reach these new plateaus.

Today, we are doing something to change previous theories. Take photography; we’ve created innovative technologies that allow us to measure the unseen world that is often too fast, too slow, too small or too far for our brains to comprehend.

Now let’s look at nature. When a dragonfly flies, it can hover, fly backwards or even go upside down. By tracking markers on its wings, we can then visualize the air flow that they produce which can lead us to more technology, such as robotic flyers. It’s the foresight to see how nature’s ingenious devices work, and then imitate them for human gain. [1] 

Nearly everything is interesting if you go deeply enough because the imagination of nature is far far greater than the imagination of man. And, as we pursue greatness, we must realize that we cannot cheat ourselves to building a more advanced human experience; we must do the work. Here are 3 remarkable measuring devices introduced in the book, Conceptual Revolutions in Science by Adam B. Dorfman.

Electrocardiography (ECG) with Heart Math

Electrocardiography (ECG) is the process of recording the electrical activity of the heart over a period of time using sensors placed on a patient’s body. These sensors detect the tiny electrical changes on the skin from each heartbeat. According to Dr. Rollin McCraty, Director of Research at the HeartMath Research Center, the electrical component as measured by an electrocardiogram (ECG), is about 60 times greater in strength than the brain waves recorded in an electroencephalogram (EEG). Their research also explored interactions that take place between one person’s heart and another’s brain and discovered that our brain waves can synchronize to another person’s heart. [2]

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Pop-up satellite archival tags (PSATs) with Great Whites

Pop-up satellite archival tags are used to track movements of marine animals. A PSAT is a data logger that is equipped to transmit the collected data via satellite. [3] With major advancements in nanotechnology, over the last 10 years, these devices have become significantly smaller and have added many additional sensory abilities. [4] This process has completely revolutionized the study behaviour of animals like Great Whites and we are now realizing that many things we thought to be true, are not. And, we’ve learned about the ocean itself, because animals can go where humans cannot.

In the Great White Shark 3D movie that plays at IMAX theaters, free-diver William Winram is tasked to swim along Great Whites to tag them under water and says he believes sharks can pick up on a person’s anxiety and fear, and that these emotions can trigger an aggressive response by shark. [5]

In Conceptual Revolutions in Science we explore remarkable findings into their advanced sensory abilities and provide you thrilling new way to love the iconic Great Whites. If you love this animal, this book is a must have!

Great Whites, Great White, Go Pro Blond

Credit: GoPro, A Blonde and a Great White Shark

Spectrogram with Elephants

A spectrogram is a visual representation of the spectrum of frequencies in a sound over time. They are frequently used to analyse the various calls of animals. Evidence presented by Andrea Turkalo, who has spent the majority of her time over a 20-year period recording the noises elephants make using a spectrogram revealed that elephants communicate in sound frequencies below our hearing range. [6] After extensive observations and review of bio-acoustic research, she has been able to recognize the elephants studied by their voices. Extensive research in this field is ongoing and perhaps one day, if we go deeply enough, we will unlock the elephant language that surely exists. An important question arises out of this research: When we learn to communicate with elephants – what will they tell us?

Elephants and Child

Credit: Photographer Gregory Colbert





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    Curiosity is something that drives us to find answers along our unique life paths. For me, Adam B. Dorfman, that path began with an MBA at the University of Toronto and with several years in the capital markets before he began to explore emerging sciences. Adam then founded the website Concept Evolution to explore these new scientific concepts, with a healthy skepticism, and has since added an exceptional team of writers, with strong scientific backgrounds, to help him. The team at Concept Evolution is extremely passionate to follow these emerging studies, while exploring the philosophy of science, as these immature sciences, become mature scientific fields.

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