[bct] Re: Holistic health-- auras - western medicine.
- From: The Scarlet Wombat <coconut@xxxxxxx>
- To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2006 18:27:38 -0500
Jeff, I do not believe we are dealing with just opinion here. I could have
an opinion that the sun will not rise tomorrow, but it will, despite my
opinion. Were auras being seen by only a couple of people, it would
probably be a matter of opinion, but we are talking about millions, which
would tend to suggest that opinion is not the operative factor, here.
My suggesting you did not hear all of my podcast were merely based on your
making comments I dealt with at some length. It was natural to assume that
you had not heard it all, there was nothing rude about that at all.
In your original email, you noted, several times, that Western medicine was
vastly superior to other forms and that you would put your trust in it over
other forms. My conclusions were only based on that.
THE MEDICINE PRACTICED IN THE US is state of the art for its type, but not
for other types that have had answers to many of our most pressing medical
conundrums for milennia.
The big bang is not an opinion, but that is for another cast or email.
I have not stated that scientific testing is unreliable, rather, I noted
that it only provides part of a picture and that anecdotal evidence is as
valuable, if not more so as it emphasizes experience rather than experiment.
We know, using your analogy, that battery acid cannot cure headaches
without causing great harm to the individual because experience has shown
this. No double blind, peer reviewed experiment is necessary to validate
this point. Touching a hot wood stove causes a burn, this is easily shown
by experience. In the same way, many things about our world are first
understood due to experience, then seen in better detail by
experiment. Sadly, few experiments exist to validate auras, so for now,
experience will have to do.
I do not distrust scientific testing methods, I merely understand their
limitations and restrictions. They can only test things that are testable
with current technology. We cannot test for gravitons because, apparently,
we just do not have the ability yet.
Photographs prove auric existence, and if we try to dismiss photographs,
then microchips should not exist, pictures from the Hubble space telescope
are all faked, and the photographs that are used to learn about high energy
particle collisions in accelerators like Fermilab and CERN are of no
consequence because they could be faked. Can photographs be faked, surely,
is this often done in modern science, no, because of the extreme
consequences for being caught cheating.
You very well know, Jeff, that I am aware that Vulcan is a fictional
planet, it is often useful to make fictional references in writing to make
a point. Condesention on this is unnecessary.
Once again, you are not catching my point. Your bone spur exists and you
know from the pain, that is your experience. You do not need a scientific
experiment to know that you are in pain. In the same way, I see auras and
I do not need an experiment to tell me what I am seeing.
I never said that we could not know the truth of something, I merely said
and aver that scientific evidence is by no means the last word on such
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