I’m not ditching, I’m just purposefully arriving late. It’s the most I can get away with when a teacher pisses me off.
On Friday, we had begun talking about Freud in English and a kid reccommended a book, A New Earth, to her because it apparently dealed with the ego. Over the weekend, I went ahead and took a look at it… and it was far from worth reading. The guy who wrote it is a Lamarckian evolutionist. Considering that he accepts evolution, that already puts him ahead of the curve… but Lamarckian evolutionists still go down in my book as idiots.
He also buys into the whole Gaia thing.
Not only that, but he says that everything is made of “vibrating energy fields” and that the reason why we can’t see thoughts is because these vibrating energy fields are vibrating at a higher frequency.
In short, whenever he said something about science, even if it were a correct fact, he managed to twist it around to something completely and utterly dumb.
I was explaining to my English teacher this morning how reading the book wouldn’t be worth her while because the science was wrong. Somehow I also started talking about how The Secret was another exemplary example of somebody twisting scientific jargon to either make a quick buck or comfort themselves, and she said in a rather harsh voice…
“You know what? I think you need to lighten up and deal with a little spirituality.”
She knows I’m a materialist.
Well, I’d have to say that for a materialist, I’m as happy as a lark. There is plenty in the real world to take awe and wonder from. Quantum mechanics on its own is freaking awesome. There’s no need to twist it to add in the spirituality.
I’d rather take happiness from something that’s real than all this ever so hallowed spirituality which needs to distort truth to make people happy.
And with that rant done, I’m going back to English.