Psuedo- Intellectualism

Yael Alonso (@YaelAlonso) 7 years, 11 months ago

There seems to be a lot of mystics and psuedo- intellectuals that regularly post on these forums. Normally, this of no problem, there will always be those willing to believe anything, but here it seems to be acceptable to be ignorant of the science you are twisting to fit your perspective. People on here use Quantum Mechanics to provide evidence for their idea of a one world consciousness, energy fields, blah, blah, blah, without having any real knowledge of the Quantum world and its processes. There are constant streams of the Spiritual attempting to co-opt new scientific revelations to provide proof of their beliefs. Enlightenment is a cute term that is constantly thrown around here, as if a constant barrage of ‘we are one’ rhetoric makes you of ‘higher’ conscious than someone else. So can we please place ourselves in perspective and be conscious of the information we are consuming and creating?

December 7, 2013 at 12:40 pm
Ray Butler (1,423)M (@trek79) 7 years, 11 months ago ago

@yaelalonso, Yes, I consider myself a pseudointellectual because I have zero expertise in anything but for perhaps creativity.

I agree with what you are saying, we are all responsible for our own learning and it is not easy to keep the discipline required to keep things in perspective. There is a natural line between science and belief, but there is no such line drawn through our minds, that is a nature that has both great beauty and great danger.

But as energy behaved as energy until it became matter, then matter behaved as matter until it became life, then life behaved as life until it became a mind, I think the pattern is pretty clear; the mind should behave as the mind until it either breaks down or hits that next singularity.

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Ray Butler (1,423)M (@trek79) 7 years, 11 months ago ago

@yaelalonso, There are 3 main ways we are manipulated; Fear, Desire and Principle, you generally know when you are afraid, or when you feel temptation, and you know when sense an injustice or contradiction, so I’d say if people were to keep in mind that when they experience these, the origin may well be manufactured to illicit that prescribed response for any number of opaque agenda.

Before you act, if you have time, you can try to anticipate where the impulse will take you, and if you can imagine that then you will have something to work with when trying to establish the intent of the origin, you may even be able to establish who will gain from the result most of all, because it generally isn’t you personally.

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