What are your thoughts on this subject? I have a degree in biology and thus am “trained” as a scientist though I’ve always also been a “I have to see it to believe it” type of person. I have an ex-girlfriend who was very much into homeopathy remedies for diseases and we may or may not have butted heads when it came to this topic. I’m not too familiar with the theories behind it, but I remember that she said it had a bit of “spirituality” involved such as specific remedies or elements being catered to your soul and aspects of personality. I am very skeptical of this.
To briefly explain my views, it’s not to say that I don’t believe in a soul or spirituality (believe me, I badly want to because of my ultimate fear that this life is all I have to observe and learn about this amazing universe), but I am a very skeptical person by nature. What I do believe in, is the EXTREME likelihood of there being a “spiritual” or “otherworldly” plane of existence. The fact is that spirituality IS science. It’s just not science that we 1. understand yet, or 2. have technology advanced enough to measure and gather data. We operate in the third dimension, and live in the fourth. It’s physically impossible to imagine OPERATING in the fourth dimension and LIVING in the fifth. As such, we don’t have ways to measure higher dimensions yet.
To give an example, let’s use nanotechnology (or even in the near future, pico and femto tech). Travel back in time to the 1930’s and reveal to them that in 2012 we are able to build machines the size of single celled organisms, or that in 2040 we have self-replicating machines the size of molecules, and they won’t be able to conceive HOW we’re able to do so. It’s the same deal with spirituality. One day we will be able to observe higher dimensions where “spirituality” or something quite similar. How? Impossible to know.
To get back on track, my main grievance with Homeopathy is the arrogance of saying that these “cures” work without taking into account the myriad of variables that come with pathology, healing processes, DNA and literally anything else you can think of when it comes to getting over a sickness. Thoughts?
Dear friend to your closing paragraph: disease and, in general, sorrow is brought about a person because that person is not living in accordance with the laws of nature. As these laws are in the physical world, they subsequently have spiritual counterparts. Desire is known to be spiritual and it is that very thing we have difficulty controlling and because we cannot control it means we crave or want unhealthy things and because they are unhealthy, those things disturb our system, our body. This disruption is the disease and the only remedy is self control or mastery which endeavors us only to desire according to high ideals, those being contrary to carnal passions.
@brandonjgroves, I’m not sure if I believe that desire is spiritual at all…
Desire is an emotion felt when we crave a specific thing, be it a feeling, sensation, action etc etc. Animals feel desire, though a more primal and less developed sense of it. My roommate’s cat only wants a specific type of cheese and knows when we use it (mozzarella). That is a form of desire and I see no spirituality.
I also don’t understand how we’re not living in accordance to the laws of nature…I think that if anything, the fact that we find it difficult to control our desires is only natural. It’s an impulse dictated by hormones and electrical signals that stimulate certain areas of the brain.
@samglick “It’s just not science that we…2. have technology advanced enough to measure and gather data”
actually, this means spirituality falls outside the parameters of science. there is nothing truly scientific that refutes or confirms it. when people use the word science to do either, they are merely propagating a personal mythology.
If homeopathy was correct, you would be cured of every disease and ailment by drinking tap water, since the water is polluted to some degree with every fucking pharmaceutical, plant matter, and other chemical on earth.