Originally posted by Arbitrageur
reply to post by MamaJ
Hermeticism is off topic in the science and technology forum, unless you want to start a thread showing the scientific evidence for the magical and religious beliefs:
This article is about the magical and religious movement stemming from the teachings attributed to Hermes Trismegistus.It's probably not even on topic in a separate thread since by definition it's not scientific, but it's definitely off topic in this thread which is about "Dark Energy".
This doesn't mean it's not interesting, as I studied hermeticism for a while. But unless you can point to some scientific evidence connecting it to the dark energy evidence scientists have presented, you haven't demonstrated it's on topic. And since I've studied it myself, I'm pretty sure there isn't any science behind it.
If you say so, it must be true. If you have studied it and found no science, it must be what you say!?
Oooooook, I see it differently. So be it.
Hermeticism is a historiographical phrase describing the work that attempts to reconstruct the mode of thought held by 17th century scientists. It primarily traces out the connections of Renaissance (16th century) modes of thought with those of the Scientific Revolution (17th century). This type of analysis began with English historians of science in the 1960s. This category of history of science work has largely subsumed earlier academic philosophers' work on the problem of transition from Aristotelianism to 17th century science.  
Where dark energy is concerned, there is an unknown. Unknown, meaning it can be anything we percieve it to be until its known.
I'm not going to get in a debate and do leave this open still as a science of understanding that which we have yet to discover.
if the mods want to delete my posts for being off topic, that's their job to do so as they see fit.
From here on out I want to contribute, not hinder going back forth as dark energy is the topic not whether or not an earlier science or the beginning can help us out with said understanding. I see it can, you see it can't.
Lol.... So be it.
If it offends you, I'm sorry.
edit on 16-9-2012 by MamaJ because: (no reason given)