Part of the Whole

by Liam Scheff

The central operating premise at the core of what we call “science” is not to discover what is true; it is that religion (especially Christianity) is wrong.

“Where do we come from, how did we get here, how do our bodies heal and work?” These are the larger existential questions that religion used to try or pretend to answer – a task now performed by ‘science.’

20th and 21st C. science, as a philosophy, gets almost all of these questions wrong because it is not, as is often claimed, a progressive, forward-thinking philosophy; it is, in its heart, a regressive, reactive anti-philosophy.

Mechanical studies and engineering, generally operating more freely and in more practical applications than medicine, and driven by “market” and consumer demand tend to be much freer – so that we’ve seen the advance in silica machining (computer chips) and video and audio reproduction. But from astronomy to virology to ‘evolution’ and biology – today’s science has most of its attention diverted, without realizing it, on continuing to reject medieval Christianity. (Nothing can be intelligent; nothing has purpose, everything is dumb, ‘random,’ blind).

The grander “sciences,” which dare to tell us how to live, who to inject, who is infected, and what to do with them, is a church. In its fight to destroy its historical parent (the medieval church), it has usurped its position. Only when any need to prove or disprove a religion has left your being can you look at something and have the freedom to try to understand what it really is.

We’re deeply, truly stupid, as a culture, because we will ourselves to be. The universe is alive, thinking, feeling – we are nodes in its being. We are alive because it is alive. We think because it thinks. It thinks us. It is us, and we are a very small but quite real part of the whole.

Official Stories excerpt: Chapter 8 – Darwin is Dead

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  1. Dan says:

    “The central operating premise at the core of what we call “science” is not to discover what is true; it is that religion (especially Christianity) is wrong”.

    I was very much drawn to “science” as a kid. Religion…well, Christianity, just hurt my mind in a VERY big way. “Science” freed me from that pain and the dogma. I really believed science was about discovery and knowledge, but the older I’ve become, the more it appeared to be just another religion, with plenty of it’s OWN dogma.

    One of the main pillars of science is that something must be proven to be true (correct me if I’m wrong, please). But how can the “big bang” be “proven”? The Big Bang is simply Science’s creation myth. I know…I know…the big bang is just a “theory”, right? It all sounds nice on paper, but it’s not TREATED as though it were simply a theory. It’s TREATED as a FACT. So, when our “scientific” friends want to, they can say “it’s just a theory”, and it’s “us” who are making it into something it’s not. It’s all a game, really.

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    Nancy Keeler Replies:

    I totally agree with you Dan. I also went into science believing in the Scientific Method.
    Ask a Question
    Do Background Research
    Construct a Hypothesis
    Test Your Hypothesis by Doing an Experiment
    Analyze Your Data and Draw a Conclusion
    Communicate Your Results

    But today, it seems that the conclusion is drawn first, then data is collected to construct a hypothesis that supports the already drawn conclusion. Add to that the types of corporations that fund this “research” and you not only have a game, you have a simulated reality that would make a great move. It’s called The Matrix.

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  2. Dan says:

    “But today, it seems that the conclusion is drawn first, then data is collected to construct a hypothesis that supports the already drawn conclusion.”

    I’m not so sure that it “seems”… :-)

    It’s so fucking hard to just sort through all the shit that our wonderful “scientists” and “doctors” create for us.

    I’ve been able to convince a friend that his Hep C is absolute bullshit, with a little help from Peter Duesberg (thank you, very much, Mr. Duesberg!). So, my friend, who should have been taking lovely, toxic therapy…hasn’t been. And he’s just fine. But, somebody he knows has been towing the party line, and is quite sick. But I’M SURE IT’S JUST THE HEP C THAT’S BEEN CAUSING HER PROBLEMS (or the alcohol intake), not the toxic “therapy”, of course. :) Sorry, kind of an aside…

    No. Wait. Let me go on.

    All the drug ads on television…

    I can’t even believe how stupid people are in this country. But, to be honest, I’ve thought that since I was a kid. :)

    NO DRUG HAS ONLY ONE EFFECT!!! NOT ONE.

    But the stupid masses simply believe what the teevee tells them. No…they don’t tell us that their lovely drugs have only one effect, but they DON’T tell us that ALL drugs have multiple effects! And “we” trust that our friends in the pharmaceutical industry have our best interests at heart. Of course they do. They love us first! Then they want to make a profit, later (if at all!!!). Right.

    *Sigh*…

    Why. Oh. Why…are people so stupid? I mean that in the nicest way. :)

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