On Feb 18, 2015, at 7:30 AM, John M. Johnny Adams, GRG Exec Director wrote:
> Dear GRG Member,
> So we can live long, more fulfilling and productive lives, and create aging solutions here’s the first of two articles on meditation:
> Long-term Meditation May Slow Brain Aging
> – New research suggests meditation may slow age-related brain atrophy
> – Long term UCLA study showed long-term meditators experienced less gray matter loss compared with matched control persons who did not meditate.
> Note: correlation doesn’t necessarily mean causality
Correlation gets you **nowhere** without an explanation/argument.
A correlation is a type of pattern. All data always fits into infinitely many patterns. Noticing one pattern, but not the others, is **selective attention**. Why notice those? When the reasons are not stated and exposed to criticism, they should be considered **biased** and treated as **worthless**.
This mistake came up a couple days ago. It’s important to discuss issues so there’s progress, rather than just repeating the same mistakes and ignoring criticism. Every criticism needs to be addressed or accepted, never ignored. Anything less is **irrationality** and sabotages GRG’s mission.