Journal Entry #541
August 23rd, 2011
The amount of money, time and energy that is wasted on issues, concepts and beliefs that have no verifiable evidence to support them is staggering. If we concentrated on other things such as dealing with global warming, dealing with poverty and disease and moving towards a peaceful world just imagine what could be accomplished. It is painfully obvious that the list I will present is a huge waste of humanities precious resources.
Remember that the vast majority of scientists and intellectuals will agree and I for one think their credibility is worth the time and effort to value what they say.
Now of course there will be many who disagree with what I present and believe many of these things to be true but that is not what the evidence tells us.
This is a great resource and their list is much more comprehensive than mine
Religion, gods and spirituality.
Conspiracy theories in general
Ancient astronaut theorists
Ghosts & paranormal events
Climate change deniers.
Even if we just focused on accepting the reality of this short list so many problems we create could be avoided.
I realize that certain people need a cause in life, I know I do and there is nothing wrong with that but let’s focus on issues that are realistic and achievable, that will truly benefit humanity.
Science and reason once accepted shows us the way and I am continually baffled why so many deny the validity of what the scientific world offers humanity.
I think this statement made to me during a discussion on the 911 Truthers movement I was involved in (as I assume very little I should let you know I was taking the position that they have no case to support their claim) will illustrate my point.
“How you can deny all the evidence and continue on in your delusions is way beyond my understanding. But it is typical Virgo behaviour. ”
If you do not see the irony here then what can I say.