From the desk of Victor Pride
Subj: When science gets it wrong
Recently, I wrote about my experience with meditation.
In no un-certain terms I said this: meditation does not work. I then provided a list of clear reasons why meditation does not work.
In response I received many comments, many of them agreeing and a few of them disagreeing with me.
One commenter said this:
Mediation is scientifically proven to be beneficial, so I think I’ll take the word of science over someone looking for traffic to their website.”
I have a lot to say about science, so if you have a scientific mind you will want to read this…
WHY SCIENCE GETS IT WRONG
The commenter above referred to the “word of science”, but there is no such thing as the “word of science.”
Scientific journals are written in vague uncertainties, the same way zodiac predictions are written.
Even the definition of science is too vague to actually say anything:
Science: the intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment.
I suppose it “sounds smart” but it doesn't say much of anything.
In contrast, let's look at the definition of another word…
Experience: practical contact with and observation of facts or events.
The word “experience” gives us a completely clear definition of it's meaning.
The definition of “science” leaves us scratching our heads wondering what it actually means.
This is the tricky way that science gets away with pretending to be smart and pretending to provide answers (while doing neither).
Science does not work because it promises a solution that it never provides
Science promises to give you all of life's answers but it never provides a single honest answer.
You look to science for an answer, to see if you should or shouldn't do XYZ, but science never actually provides this answer for you.
What science writers do is jumble a bunch of “smart sounding” words together.
It is impossible to tell what “science” is for or against for two reasons:
- Science isn’t a real thing, it’s a bunch of people who are afraid of stating true facts in black & white – so they hide their hypothesis in confusing, “smart sounding” language that says nothing
- For every piece of scientific literature that is “pro”, you can find in nearly equal amount scientific literature that is “anti”
Science does not ever draw a conclusion
Science starts at A and instead of going to B in a straight line, science ends up right back at A in a circle.
If science were in any way honest they would adopt the ouroboros (a snake eating it's own tail) as their symbol.
When asked if something is good or bad, scientists cleverly say “it may do this, it may do that” and they leave it to the fans of science to interpret in any way they choose.
Because the language of science is so vague, “science” always appears to be correct to you because you can make the science say anything you want.
Science is the lazy man’s search for truth
But just like meditation, science will never give you what it promises: an answer.
In fact, there is only one way to ever get a true answer….
Forrest Gump’s mama knew the real science of life when she said, “you gonna have to figure it out for yourself.”
In other words…
Truth is always found in experience
If you don’t ever figure it out for yourself and come to a black & white conclusion, you will always be running around like a chicken with it’s head cut off because the science you rely on will always change.
They say you can only count on two things but that’s not true, you can count on three things in this life:
- The science will change
Until you realize this, you are nothing but a tumbleweed, always flowing with the wind, this way and that way each time “science” changes it’s mind, which it always does.
A strong belief in science kills your ability to think and learn for yourself
A strong belief in science leaves you with a complete inability to think for yourself.
The belief that “science already figured it out” leaves you with no will or desire to figure it out for yourself.
An over-reliance on science does the exact opposite of what it promises.
Instead of making you smart, it makes you stupid because it kills your ability to think and learn for yourself.
“A science mind” is a mind completely unable to think.
LIFE EXPERIENCE BEATS SCIENCE
Life experience always beats science because life experience is real and true and science is fickle gibberish.
A low IQ person like Forrest Gump who has lived life and had life experience will always be smarter than a science zombie.
Instead of living life and learning as they go along, the science addicted do no learning on their own.
In complete objective reality, idiots who know nothing of science are smarter than people who profess to love and live by science.
An idiot knows the value of experience over vague “studies” and “hypothesis”.
Because science shelters you from reality, it keeps you as dim and as docile as meditation does, while convincing you that it’s good for you.
SCIENCE IS AN ILLUSION OF TRUTH
To create an illusion of intelligence, they muddy up the definitions to the point where any science study can mean both anything and nothing.
(See the definition of science for proof.)
Science appears to give you an answer, but when you look deeper you will see the reality…
Science leaves you with no concrete answers to life
After reviewing the science you are as confused or more confused than before – always scratching your head thinking, “I just don't know what to believe anymore.”
Wouldn't it be easier, and smarter, to get a clear answer? Yes, of course. Has science ever actually provided a clear answer? No, it hasn't.
“Yes” or “No” is the only acceptable answer
If you want a real, clear, black & white answer you must ask someone who has had experience. You must get a firm yes or a firm no.
You must get the answer from someone who has “been there, done that”, not from some nerd in a lab-coat who thinks a lot of big words on a clipboard makes him smart.
Don't you think that if scientists were so smart, they would give you an answer?
If scientists actually had the answers, they would give them to you. But they don't…
How do you get an actual answer?
You only have 2 ways to ever get an answer in life:
- Learn it for yourself though life lessons
- Learn it from someone who has “been there, done that”
I'm afraid your only real option is to put down the lab-coat and the clipboard and pick up a life well lived.
If you go outside and live life, the truth of life is very easy to learn.
Life has it's own way of teaching you lessons, in a way that science simply can never do.
That is why “learning” from scientific studies is a waste of time.
You've got to learn for yourself or learn from the best
You have to figure it out for yourself or you have to learn from a straight-shooter who tells it like it is.
Go live life for yourself, and listen to someone you know who has “been there, done that” and written the book on it.
When you do that, you will learn the rules of life well enough that you'll be able to play to win.
Until next time.
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