Expensive Dr. Joe Dispenza, Please Cease Spreading Falsehoods About Elon Musk & Electrical Vehicles!

Lengthy-term readers of CleanTechnica know that this website has, for greater than a decade, been battling the concern, uncertainty, and doubt (FUD) that the fossil gas business makes use of to decelerate the cleantech revolution. I’m one of many companions right here at CleanTechnica, and I gave my first environmental public speak 31 years in the past, addressing FUD from the massive meals conglomerates that blur the reality about what we eat and find yourself making us eat extra processed garbage and fewer wholesome/native meals. A part of my cause for main this media firm is countering false narratives and attempting to shine a lightweight on the reality. It is very important us right here, particularly because it pertains to local weather change and its causes and results.

I’m additionally fascinated by neuroscience, and wrote just lately about how ayahuasca helped me with my local weather anxiousness. As I dove deeper into the science, a good friend despatched me a podcast by Dr. Joe Dispenza. Dr. Dispenza is an achieved public speaker. He has 850,000+ subscribers to his YouTube channel and a couple of.6 million followers on Instagram. He appeared within the 2004 film What the Bleep Do We Know?, which was actually eye opening to me.

Certainly one of Dispenza’s elementary concepts is that our persona creates our actuality. Right here’s the way it performs out: If we let one thing (a driver chopping us off, as an illustration) hassle us for extra than simply the second, it turns into our temper. If we nonetheless maintain onto it a month or two later, it makes up our temperament. Longer, and it makes up our persona. The power that we ship out to the world then helps create our actuality. We count on folks to chop us off, after which once we see it, it simply confirms it for us and hardens this perception system. The neurons that fireplace collectively wire collectively, as he says.

It is sensible to me. I’ve held onto destructive beliefs and dangerous experiences which have helped form my imaginative and prescient of the world, and my actuality then ensues as a scope that’s influenced by the expectation that this stuff will simply proceed to occur. So, in principle, any such train is nice.

I like Dr. Dispenza’s message, and I do know he’s in all probability serving to lots of people break cycles of destructive pondering and rebuild neural pathways which can be extra productive and may assist make their lives higher. I do wish to name out a bit of misinformation in his podcast, although, about Elon Musk. Dispenza argues that we’ve the identical brains as different people. It’s how we predict and practice our brains to course of info that actually differentiates us. And I do know he had good intentions when beginning to reference how our brains are so just like these of visionaries like MLK and Elon. However, oh man, did I cringe on the following:

“I can inform you, definitely, that the best type of motivation in any tradition, in any group of individuals, is named goal motivation, obligation motivation, or mission motivation…” (which he explains as having a imaginative and prescient of the right way to change a tradition that’s larger than you). “Elon Musk, created Tesla Motors, him? He created an electrical automotive that may go from zero to sixty in lower than 5 seconds. And earlier than him, electrical vehicles have been like golf carts, , that crawled alongside the street. And [Musk] stated, ‘I’m going to do that, I don’t understand how I’m going to do it, however I’ve a imaginative and prescient….’”

Oyyyyyyyy … DOCTOR JOOOEEEEE … assist a brother out right here. I like that you simply’re speaking to folks world wide about getting us off oil, however let’s focus on, please.

  1. Elon didn’t create Tesla. Tesla was based in 2003 by entrepreneurs Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning. Musk joined later, as a part of the funding Eberhard and Tarpenning sought (a Collection A spherical) to develop Tesla’s operations. [Editor’s note: I don’t know what the full story here is, but for a bit more context, it should be noted that Elon Musk retold his version of how Tesla was started some years ago during a Tesla shareholder annual meeting. The way Musk explained it was that he and JB Straubel had gotten together to talk about electric airplanes over lunch but then decided to instead create an electric car company, and as they were talking to people about this plan, someone connected them with Eberhard and Tarpenning since they had the same basic idea. A judge concluded at some point, when there was a legal dispute over who the founders were, that the four of them and Ian Wright were all legally cofounders of Tesla Motors (later renamed Tesla, Inc.). There’s another noteworthy inception story I’ll reference in the next point. —Zach Shahan]
  2. Golf carts don’t get to 60 miles per hour, so it could be onerous to check apples to apples, however the absolutely electrical GM EV1, in 1996, nearly a full decade earlier than Elon received focused on electrical vehicles, did 0–60 mph in lower than 9 seconds. Calling {that a} golf cart is a stretch, yeah? [Editor’s note: What Musk also said a number of times about the beginning of Tesla is that the guys at AC Propulsion — most notably, founder Alan Cocconi — had created an awesome, wicked-fast electric car, the tzero. Musk and others tried to get Cocconi and AC Propulsion to scale up and mass-manufacture electric cars. It was after Cocconi repeatedly said they wouldn’t go that route that Musk and crew decided to work on doing this themselves, eventually creating the somewhat similar Tesla Roadster. Also, regarding that GM EV1 Scott mentions, the crushing of those leased EVs was another impetus for Elon Musk getting into Tesla — he’s talked numerous times about drivers loving the car so much that they held a candlelight vigil for the model when it was put to sleep and the cars crushed. In any case, the point is that there were other very fast, fun electric cars out there — we were just far from being able to mass manufacture them, about 14 years away from that. —Zach]
  3. And final, in the event you actually wish to persuade those who EVs have actually redefined the driving expertise, let’s discuss that paltry 5-second determine. Heck, my baseline Mannequin 3 does that. Why not go for the throat and actually get the viewers salivating over our electrical automotive future current and let your 2.6 million Instagram followers know that the precise determine there’s about 2 seconds. WHAM!

Hey, Elon’s nice — actually, I don’t wish to take something away from the man. What he did within the face of insane resistance is de facto superb. He powered by means of assaults from the legacy automakers and the fossil business alike, for years and years. Dispenza does later add that Motor Pattern had by no means rated a automotive above 100 earlier than, and rated the Tesla Mannequin S a 103. “It’s one of the best automotive on the street,” Dispenza says.

Thanks, Doc! Sustain the nice work.

And please don’t hesitate to succeed in out to CleanTechnica in the event you’d prefer to seek the advice of with us in regards to the some ways the fossil business has rewired folks’s brains (similar playbook as Huge Tobacco and Huge Pharma and Huge Ag … just a bit completely different due to the world-ending outcomes I do know you agree we have to keep away from), or in the event you’d like to speak store in regards to the real options to local weather change, and so forth. We’d love to talk.


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