13 The Rise of New Age Beliefs.


It seems to me that every day more and more people are convinced that Homeopathic "medicine" or alternative remedies are a real form of healthcare. I've even met a few atheists who believe and argue for homeopathy or ozone treatment, they could swear by it. If new age belief has convinced a bunch of supposedly smart people, or atheists who aren't supposed to be so gullible as your everyday Joe, then what can we expect it to do to the masses?, not to even mention the ever growing amount of celebrities that not only believe but also endorse this trend. But, why is that happening?, why is it convincing people all over the world?, the answer can be heard just by listening to any new age belief seminar.

The language that is used by any new age believer is ment to sound educated and serious, they use terms like metaphysics, quantum theory or string theory, the kind of things that will make you sound great, even if you don't really know what they mean. They try to explain to you the reason why their method works, not by scientific research, but, by using pseudoscientific assertions, very much like religion, new age beliefs try to filll gaps in human understanding by misunderstanding real science. My own experience has taught me that most rational people have a big problem with science's "cold" understanding of humanity and nature, they have a problem believing that there is no soul and that love is a hormonal process, so, new age belief, wrongly tries to infuse some spirituality into science.

Of course people are free to challenge what establishment tells them, they are free to come up with their own conclusions, but, we have to keep in mind that new age believers are not scientists, they don't have the same training nor the same tools to analyze the evidence and come up with a satisfying or solid answer for how everything works. So why should we care if a bunch of nutjobs make up their own twisted version of science?, we have to care because of their children, and what they will teach them, if new age beliefs keep getting more and more popular, it will be felt in the classroom, less children will be interested in real science because they are being taught at home not to trust it, to question it, and to come up with their own unchallenged, uncorroborated, assertions.

The following video is from a new age seminar, see if you can count the amount of times the speaker distorts real science in order to pitch homeopathy to the audience.


13 Response to "The Rise of New Age Beliefs."

AdPlusCommunications said...

LOL, great video dude!

http://palebluedot4.blogspot.com/ said...

ya this stuff is garbage

Bathtub said...

Awesome!

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Zietlos said...

Technically, homeopathy DID have its basest origins in science: Eat enough cyanide, small doses over the course of your life, and you can become tolerant to it. The problem is expanding this to treat symptoms and using it as a wondercure. The only homeopathic cure out there is a cure for dehydration or an inflamed wallet.

Or, as many anti-charlatans put it: How can water remember that single drop of medicine, and yet not the tons of feces that have been in it?

Alex Raintree said...

Wow. This woman is just all over the place and doesn't sound intelligent at all. However, I can tell that I'm going to enjoy reading your blog. Why's that? Well most people would probably classify my beliefs as "New Age." A lot of atheist seem to assume that lack of proof is proof of lack, and this is not scientific. I've been witness to many things that I nor our current science can explain. This doesn't mean the events didn't take place or that they are impossible, it just means that we don't understand the mechanism behind it. I think eventually science will be able to exist side by side with the idea of "spirit." In fact I think science and spirituality - if you want to call it that - are two sides of the same coin.

Peace & Love! ^_^

Nigma said...

But you guys, god sent us STEVEN HAWKINGS!

wepresidentnow said...

cool,

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Savage Nugget said...

it works in the sense of witchcraft. :D

David Davidson said...

I need to show a few people this blog, seriously. Then maybe they'll realize how silly they've been sounding.

http://moviescurrent.blogspot.com/ said...

Im really getting into this stuff, ill check back soon!

Katie Greene said...

i completely agree that people are free to challenge what establishment tells them, they are free to come up with their own conclusions, but, we have to keep in mind that new age believers are not scientists,

TheBerserkerHobo said...

Damn hippies.

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