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The Intersection of Science, Art, Music & Humanities

Facing Evil

Sunday, August 12, 2018

While Americans are blessed to live in a nation that protects liberty, freedom of speech and diversity of opinion, there is no place for white supremacy, racism and neo-nazism in our great country.  Ivanka Trump

During time of growing political resistance to hatred, bigotry, violence, climate change denial, record heat, and horrific fires, many of us turn to art, music, humanities, science-based critical thinking, or all of the above for reasoning and assurance.

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.  —Maya Angelou

Current genome and DNA science explain epigenetic cellular memory. Maya Angelou started teaching us how we hide the pain of ancestral memory through her poetry—long before epigenetic science was codified. She also teaches us how to deal with the pain and pleasure of our personal lifetime experiences. 

When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.  —Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou became a spokesperson for all people who are committed to upholding the moral standards necessary for cohesive and forward-movement living in these, our United States. 

She served on presidential committees with both parties and was awarded the National Medal of Arts, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She was also awarded more than 50 honorary doctorate degrees from colleges including Smith, Mills, Mount Holyoke, Northeastern,Lafayette, and others for her literary accomplishments. 

She discovered her passion for teaching at Wake Forest University, and for more than four decades, she inspired generations of students to become better writers, critical thinkers, and citizens. 

Ellen Troyer, with Spencer Thornton, MD, David Amess and the Biosyntrx staff