Neuroscience of Enlightenment
- I want to die from heart disease
- I want to die from cancer
- I want to die in the arms of my beloved after great sex and a long life.
If you picked number 3, the odds are overwhelmingly stacked against you. And if you live to be 85 years old you have a 50% chance of having diagnosable Alzheimer’s. We are in the grip of a conspiracy spearheaded by food companies, phar-maceutical concerns, and a medical establishment determined to ensnare you from cradle to grave.
Can we do away with the bell curve and the probability condemns us to a life of disease and distress? After all, people in the Amazon or rural China do not die from cancer or heart disease. They die peacefully in bed.