Originally posted by AfterInfinity
reply to post by buddhasystem
To speak of quantum states as "vibrational" is retarded, that's for starters. I mean, simpletons will probably swallow it, because remember?
They like "frequency", "field" and "vibration".
If those simpletons are still around, then someone didn't do a very good job of correcting them.
Or maybe they did, but it didn't work.
Otto West: Don't call me stupid.
Wanda: Oh, right! To call you stupid would be an insult to stupid people! I've known sheep that could outwit you. I've worn dresses with higher IQs.
But you think you're an intellectual, don't you, ape?
Otto West: Apes don't read philosophy.
Wanda: Yes they do, Otto. They just don't understand it. Now let me correct you on a couple of things, OK? Aristotle was not Belgian. The central
message of Buddhism is not "Every man for himself." And the London Underground is not a political movement.
And any educated person knows that using the word "retarded" as an adjective for anyone who isn't literally mentally retarded is another way of
saying, "I can't think of a constructive way to describe this system of thinking, so I'll just insult it."
Again, poor job of correcting them.
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That's right, we shouldn't insult those with biological developmental problems---they usually work hard at learning what comes easier to others.
Other than that-----the point is that a disappointingly high fraction of people find it cool to be ignorant and sling about "frequency" "field" and
"vibration" in wooish and unclear ways, when they actually refer to specific concepts that mean something specific. And yes, it does take some effort
and work to know where it comes from, and knowing this is good, since a few hundred years of this separates all of our lives from being short, nasty,
cold, infectious and brutish.
Laymen don't tend to do this with, for example "genome" or "vitamin" or "molecule". If they start blabbing about "genetic" this or "genetic" that
when it doesn't actually have to do with genetics as science knows it, they'll quickly be criticized and they'll STFU.
When it's "field" "vibration" or "frequency", then the people who actually know science get slagged as narrow-minded pedantic losers not in touch with
their spiritual nature who are keeping humanity down, or some junk like that like that.
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