Monday, March 2, 2009

Indigo's Child Has Far To Go

There's good phony science and there's bad phony science. The good kind gets you to the right place, even if the suppositions are just wrong. This is a rather pragmatic way of looking at the issue, and it would be ever so nice indeed to get the right outcome for the right reason, but it's not about weighing souls -- what goes on inside the black box of someone's head isn't really anyone else's business. Does it work, is the point.

It has to do with paradigms, systems of interpreting evidence. The scientific method is one paradigm. Evidence and measurement and repeatability. Very mechanistic, but that's a good thing, when applied to its proper field. Alchemy and magic would be another paradigm. Sometimes you get a result, and sometimes, under the same circumstances and operations, you don't. Cuz the stars aren't right, or there's an unbeliever present. But sometimes it works. Just like sometimes the scientific method doesn't work.

No, that's right. Sometimes it doesn't work. As in medicine. The same prescription does not invariably yield the same results. (There's a word for that, which I of course know but just don't feel like telling you right now.) The chemistry is confounded by other factors. Because biology is not mechanistic. The "logy" part should make it easy, but the "bio" part is erratic -- almost magical.

Take leaky gut syndrome. Where, say, a candida yeast infestation has undermined the integrity of the small intestine, so that undigested matter is allowed to enter the blood stream, instigating a cascade of negative consequences -- autoimmune diseases, where the body starts to attack its own proteins. I've spoke to people as if this were a real thing. Maybe it is. Maybe it's not. The actual evidence that proves there's such a thing has not be propounded. There's a pretty fair chance that there's no such thing, at least in a statistically meaningful way, as leaky gut syndrome. Then again maybe there is such a thing. Bothersome, this ambiguity. Bothersome, too, the fact that alternative medicine just supposes it's so, without producing convincing research to support the certainty. So it's not even a theory, then -- just a hypothesis. How sad.

What seems clear, though, is that if we assume there is such a thing as leaky gut syndrome, and make a number of salubrious dietary changes as a result, vitality is greatly increased. The diagnosis was incidental. It only served as a motivator to start being smart and responsible. Same as if you got a diagnosis of heart disease, and started to eat right and exercise, and then got a miracle cure where the doctors are just amazed cuz your symptoms are all gone and it's inexplicable! Did you even have heart disease? Doesn't matter. You ended up much healthier than before, because of the changes you made. The paradigm interpreted the evidence in such a way that allowed you to achieve a beneficial outcome. Pragmatic, regardless of validity.

That's the best outcome -- being right and being happy. A good outcome is being wrong and, uh, promoting happiness. I won't bother with the permutation of being right and promoting unhappiness. But being wrong and promoting unhappiness is, well, it's just wrong is all. So blood-letting, and leeches, and snakepits -- didn't have much to do with the scientific method, eh? They did think it was science though. A cautionary example. Doctors killed George Washington -- bled him to death. Doctors killed Abraham Lincoln -- stuck a finger inside his head wound and wiggled it around, digging for the bullet one must suppose. Ah well, we have to get over past outrages. It's the current ones that do the harm.

Thus, the Indigo Children. Y'see, the Planet is Evolving, and the Coming Race has a different colored aura, indigo, whatever color that is, and most of the kids being born in this millenium have giant eyes and are inordinately bright! It's true!

"The Indigo label describes the energy pattern of human behavior which exists in over 95% of the children born in the last 10 years … This phenomena is happening globally and eventually the Indigos will replace all other colors. As small children, Indigo’s are easy to recognize by their unusually large, clear eyes. Extremely bright, precocious children with an amazing memory and a strong desire to live instinctively, these children of the next millennium are sensitive, gifted souls with an evolved consciousness who have come here to help change the vibrations of our lives and create one land, one globe and one species."
(Cuz you know about some of these "people" walking around that only look like our species.)

Golly, that sounds so terrific! And I should know, since my own wonderful son was indeed all of those things. His eyes have narrowed somewhat in the ensuing years, but when he was a baby, man were they big! Extremely and amazing and strong and gifted and evolved and help and create ... all those fabulous words are so descriptive of my own particular case in point. How I pity all those other inferior Unevolved babies from the old primitive mud race. But Evolution will prevail, so you might as well accept it, and help it along, by just dying and taking your crap genes with you, with your Obstacle Soul and your dull aura.

How to recognize your Indigo future Overlords? "They come into the world with a feeling of royalty.... They have a feeling of 'deserving to be here,' and are surprised when others don't share that. ...They have difficulty with absolute authority (authority without explanation or choice). They simply will not do certain things; for example, waiting in line is difficult for them. They get frustrated with systems that are ritually oriented and don't require creative thought. They often see better ways of doing things ... (nonconforming to any system). They seem antisocial unless they are with their own kind. ...they often turn inward, feeling like no other human understands them. School is often extremely difficult for them socially. They will not respond to 'guilt' discipline.... They are not shy in letting you know what they need."

Hm. Mind you, all this is seen, according to the paradigm under current discussion, as a good thing -- sociopathic narcissism being symptomatic of a higher consciousness.

Well, you see the point. We invent theories to explain observations, and then use the theory to make predictions and shape outcomes. Diagnoses of leaky gut syndrome lead to beneficial changes in diet. Diagnoses of heart disease lead to despair, or operations, or to beneficial changes in diet. Indigo childishness leads to narcissism and antisocial behavior. Which if any of these theories is true? I do care, in that I like to be right. But I don't care, in that useless truths do not tend to edify.

It's bothersome that I can't speak anymore with assurance about LGS. It explained a lot, which is what a good theory should do. A bad theory explains everything -- there is no falsifying test possible. Evolutionism. Space aliens. Channeling of "spiritual" "entities". A metaphysical system, by definition, is not about physics, and is therefore not subject to scientific method, for all that the standards of logic really ought to apply, whether or not they are applied.

Guess this means I can eat all the carbs I want now. Go bake me a cake! And fetch me a tissue, that I may wipe away a speck from my gigantic eyeball.



Linda said...

I'm cracking up. Someone once told me my son was an Indigo child. How rude!
So total lack of discipline and disrespect for authority is the new, upcoming "species"? Heaven help us!
Keep up the hilarious posts. You rock.

Jack H said...