hoi.polloi wrote:Well, unlike Simon, I prefer not to talk about anything personal about me or my family. But I understand your concern. Let it be known that I belong to no religious "order" whatsoever! I barely can hold a conversation with my family about most religious things because they are so staunchly atheist or real Bible believers. However, I have family, friends, associates, work buddies and fellow researchers in just about all of them, except Hindi. But I mean to change that since I am very attracted to the ancient Vedic beliefs and I want to know more about them.
My closest experience to Judaism is not my estranged relatives on my mom's side (my closest Jewish relative is a grandfather who speaks no English and lives somewhere in Germany last I heard, and I have absolutely no inkling of his faith. I've met him one time and he said he loved me and that was about the end of our relationship! He might not even be alive, anymore.) but some young Jews I lived with who shared with me a lot of their interesting and fun culture. The rest of my family (non-atheist) is Catholic, Protestant or agnostic. However, since the majority live in America, they are all indoctrinated by television and movies, unfortunately. And that "religion" is just about one of the worst I can think of.
My Jewish friends are huge critics of Israel, regularly attend anti-Israel protests and some refused to go there because of their disagreement with its existence. Could they all have been lying to my face to save face, because they are secretly trained in the Talmud? I really don't think so.
When we next meet in person, I will be happy to share more details, but that will have to do for now, I am afraid. Please know that it is part of my stance — Simon wishes me to take more "stances" as he recently advised me — that personal spirituality or world view does not belong on the forum. However, in this case, I understand where you are coming from. You are worried that I am Jewish and therefore a liar. I am quite proudly neither.
The "cultural relativism" you mention — that I definitely got from my own explorations of right and wrong. I never knew about Spinoza "originating" something that I felt through my own explorations of this world, but if you had to credit an influence in my life, I think it might be the Buddhists, Methodists and Catholics in my family, who preach it constantly. May I please request that you refrain from further questions about my personal life to be displayed on the forum? I just don't wish to go into it, nor all my experience with travel and conversation that has brought me to my present world view. I think it's much more important that each person, regardless of background, presents good research that unites people against the true problems of this world, and helps people from everywhere work together, despite differences surface or deep, to solve them.
Simon and other researchers who have gotten to know me have expressed a kind of fascination with my life, which I don't understand, but which I have been trying to respond to by writing my memoirs little by little. One day, I could try to figure out a way to get those into the world without hurting people connected to my life, but it may be a long time, maybe after all of us are dead in a hundred years.
Equilibrioception – Balance - or vestibular sense is the sense that allows an organism to sense body movement, direction, and acceleration, and to attain and maintain postural equilibrium and balance. The organ of equilibrioception is the vestibular labyrinthine system found in both of the inner ears. In technical terms, this organ is responsible for two senses of angular momentum acceleration and linear acceleration (which also senses gravity), but they are known together as equilibrioception.
Experience from the vestibular system is called equilibrioception. It is mainly used for the sense of balance and for spatial orientation. When the vestibular system is stimulated without any other inputs, one experiences a sense of self-motion. For example, a person in complete darkness and sitting in a chair will feel that he or she has turned to the left if the chair is turned to the left. A person in an elevator, with essentially constant visual input, will feel she is descending as the elevator starts to descend. Although the vestibular system is a very fast sense used to generate reflexes to maintain perceptual and postural stability, compared to the other senses of vision, touch and audition, vestibular input is perceived with delay.
hoi.polloi wrote:It also occurs to me that fbenario and other Christians on the forum aren't very willing to come forth about faults in their own religious community.
If you’re honest with and trust yourself, then you don’t have to waste time wondering who you can and can’t trust. I sincerely don’t mean to insult anyone. Just some food for thought!
ICfreely wrote:Seeing as I lack the communication skills to get my point across I'll just leave it alone altogether. Hopefully someday someone will articulate my points more successfully.
ICfreely wrote:It’s impossible to deconstruct our current scientific paradigm without delving into religion, metaphysics, astro-theosophy and the occult. IMO, my ‘Torah vs. Science’ post lies at the heart of the ‘open conspiracy.’
"Why does man not see things? He is himself standing in the way: he conceals things." -- Friedrich Nietzsche
ICfreely wrote:It’s impossible to deconstruct our current scientific paradigm without delving into religion, metaphysics, astro-theosophy and the occult.
hoi.polloi wrote:You're right jumpy64. And of course, I find it quite suspicious that no Jews have joined the forum to say, "You know what? Here is the strange abuse going on that I have observed. Here are the lies that are told in such-and-such Jewish community." And why did member Selene take such quick offense to the most simple of questions about that obviously propaganda-infused "Holocaust"?
hoi.polloi wrote:It adds credence to your theory that the tribal bond of Judaic beliefs is not limited to the Talmud. Of course, it is important to specify and clarify as much as possible. However, I think it is safe for me to speculate that there may be some kind of subconscious fear instilled in Jews everywhere that "Jews are constantly persecuted! Look out! Don't trust non-Jews!" and perhaps that is one reason the media constantly emphasizes the lie. "Don't step outta line, or you're a self-hating Jew! Nazis are everywhere!"
Flabbergasted wrote:...but the crux of the matter, as I see it, is that a mind limited (sometimes even presumptuously) by rationalism and agnosticism is by nature barred from any true understanding of religion and metaphysics.
hoi.polloi wrote:Simon and other researchers who have gotten to know me have expressed a kind of fascination with my life, which I don't understand, but which I have been trying to respond to by writing my memoirs little by little. One day, I could try to figure out a way to get those into the world without hurting people connected to my life, but it may be a long time, maybe after all of us are dead in a hundred years.
The Ascendancy of the Scientific Dictatorship
The new secular church and clergy of the elite originated within the walls of the British Royal Society. The creators of the Royal Society were also members of the Masonic Lodge.
'The British Royal Society of the late seventeenth century was the forerunner of much of the media manipulation that was to follow' With the effective enshrinement of metaphysical naturalism, the British Royal Society prepared to unleash their next golem.
What did Mathematics do to Physics? – Yves Gingras
…the publication of Newton’s Principia  which marks, conceptually, a radical departure from the then dominant tradition of mechanical philosophy. We defend the thesis that by taking the mathematical route to natural philosophy Newton initiated, or at least accelerated, a series of social, epistemological and even ontological consequences which over the course of a century, redefined the legitimate practice of physics.
…[Christiaan] Huygens…was still complaining to the Marquis de l’Hopital in December1692 that:
“We find so few occasions to apply geometry to physics that I often find that surprising. For this, with mechanical inventions, is what merits most of our attention; otherwise, as Seneca said somewhere, we lose our intelligence in playing with futile calculations.”
For a detailed analysis of [Gottfried Wilhelm] Leibniz reaction to Newton’s mathematization of natural philosophy, see Domenico Bertoloni Meli, Equivalence and Priority. Newton versus Leibniz (Oxford 1993). As he explains, Leibniz stressed “the insufficiency of purely mathematical laws [and] the need for physical explanations…”
Obfuscated by the general use of higher mathematics in physics, [Louis Bertrand] Castel remarked in his Vraisystème de physique [in 1743] that:
“everything is now accepted in physics, attraction, vacuum and the most absurd hypotheses since geometry has taken hold of this science without restraint; under the envelope of geometry one is not shy of any paradox, any bizarre idea (folie d’esprit) or bad reasoning.”
And he [Castel] adds, like a cri du coeur:
“In truth, one will permit me to say, with the extreme respect one must have for Newton, that there is only geometry in his system and good physics will disappear if we continue to let him do that.
I admire his profound geometrical reasoning, but there is not (one must see it) a single word of physical reasoning in all that.”
Echoing Castel’s analysis, the editor wrote in his Preface:
“There is, so to say, two very different worlds; one mathematical, the other physical. The mathematical, which we can also call the metaphysical, only exists in the ideas of the geometer: he supposes the infinitely small, dots without dimensions, lines without width […]; as well as vacuum and gravitation. All these suppositions are the basis of a calculation which without them could not be exact and which without this exactitude could not be demonstrative. But nothing of this can be found exactly in nature […] and this is a strange illusion to abuse of the abstractions in transposing them in the physical world as if they were real beings.”
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