reply to post by stereologist
I really don't see what Nibiru, not to mention polar shifts, Elenin and other assorted "phenomena" of the kind, have to do with serious attempts at
interpretation of the Maya calendar. McKenna - of whom I am NOT a fan - and others never mentioned any such thing, nor did they ever speak of anything
even remotely cataclysmic. (I may be wrong about this, but that's not what I understood from what they wrote. Certainly they never spoke about Nibiru
and what-not, at least not in this context.)
As for the girl killing herself....
(A girl who must have been unstable enough in any case?
It's like saying that poor wretched nurse in the UK killed herself because of that silly prank.)
If that's true and ONLY one person killed herself, it only goes to show how few people really invested much credence in this.
On the other hand, I know of more than one that has killed himself/herself because a physician told them their condition was irreversible or
incurable. Based on what? On a theory.
(For example: osteonecrosis is irreversible and can only be treated - up to a point - with grafting, core decompression and similar invasive
procedures. That's the theory, complemented by another theory: that the mind and/or whatever other sources of energy there may be, invisible to the
eye and to our medical instruments, could not possibly work.
Well, based on what I've seen with my own two eyes, these two associated theories are total bunkum. But it's bunkum that kills, directly or
indirectly, thousands of people every year,)
There are about 100 000 iatrogenic deaths a year, every year, in the USA alone, according to Harvard studies. Because of human mistakes? Some. Other
mistakes are simply the consequence of blind faith in the absolute truths of certain theories.
But that's just one field, albeit very important.
Our entire cosmology, beginning with the Big Bang, is a theory, presented as truth. (It may be the truth, but there has been no proof
of it as
Most of physics is based on theories derived from theories.
Our Western medicine is based on a theory - that the body is a machine, a sum of its components, with no input from the mind (which is believed to be
strictly local, i.e. confined to brain functions).
And all of the above is directly channelled - excuse the pun - through the educational system and the media
as TRUTHS, not theories.
There is nothing wrong with theories, unless they are presented as truths and people whose life experience directly contradicts those theories are
marginalized and treated as ignorant kooks.
REAL science, one that adheres to the original meaning of the term (scio)
, would waste no opportunity to explore "contradictory" experiences,
and do so in good faith.
The truth is, our entire (predominant) world view is based on late 18th- and 19th-century positivism and scientism of the worst kind, yet there is no
room to even question it within the system itself. This lack of room for questioning is typical of cults, and cults present theories as truths -- and
woe to those who dare even question them!
I could go on, as they say, but I trust - based on other posts by you - that you are not going to try and nitpick disingenously, as some on this
website, and others, are prone to.
I think you understand the gist of it.
I hate ignorance every bit as you do.
But ignorance is rife everywhere, including the scientific circles.
The only difference is certain theories are dictated to us as truths.
"2012" never was.
All the best.
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