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nyouremyperfect10

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  1. To promote clarity and ease of reading, I'll answer your points below: - Meditation en masse is and has not been practiced in Western culture. You cite that psychologists cite the non-spiritual aspect, but psychologists themselves do not. Why then on Dr. Oz does he use Eastern imagery to promote meditation? So if one is a Christian, is meditating to Buddha compatible with Jesus' teachings? - I accept change, as I presume most do, based on the evidence/arguments at hand. Most major social changes over the past 200 years have been as such. I doubt abolitionists said "blacks shouldn'
  2. People contradict. You do, all humans do it. Kindly state why mine are wrong, and yours are right?
  3. So thinking per se is meditation? lol.. yeah, so if I meet my girlfriend after a hard day's work in the mall and think "damn, I need to be in there tonight" this is meditation or just anticipation or prospective thought? lololol... I think you're making apologetics for the "profession".
  4. Do you know if bees can philosophise on their social structures? Again, humans can, right?
  5. So homo erectus and the Australopithecenes meditated? I'd like to see Leakey, Johanson or Springer validate that. lolol.. Kindly prove your point that meditation is not religious, and that the bulk of psychologists affirm this. I dispute subjective "mental illness", this is often used as a tool for ill. As it's subjective, then mental illness can be assigned to anybody who is not normal. People can assign this label to persons they don't like nor approve of, and thus justify it via the subjectivity.
  6. No, I meant sapient. A cat is sentient (nay, all mammalians are) but is not as far as we can tell sapient. Thus, we can reflect on our social structures, bees cannot (again, as far as we can tell).
  7. Stoicism is a minority belief/value system. Again, how does a minority value system denote widespread practice? lol.. I consider myself an open-minded and rational person, however this does not mean total acceptance of all things. I'm human, so I still hold values and standards. So if a new value can enhance our existing culture, so be it. However, you still have not cited how meditation has widespread practice in Western culture. Let us consider since the early modern era. So since the late 15th century, Westerners meditated en masse? I'd think the closest thing is prayer, and even
  8. I've not cited logical fallacies. I'm simply saying there is an agenda by psychologists to change the world. I'm entitled to my opinion, right? In this event, it's best that psychology be outlawed. As a fact, I generally shun psychologists in open company. I hate them and their science, so I don't hang out with evil people and their morally bereft "science".
  9. Humans are sapient, bees are not. We can choose to violate "rules", though I doubt bees are,
  10. lol.. really? It's clear this the insinuation of psychologists.
  11. If this is the case, it simply stems from our more advanced brain. The distinction between humans and animals is not so black and white as once thought. Besides, who is to say animals cannot abstract? Nobody can and ever has read the mind of a dog, a tiger, or a chimpanzee to see if they have spirituality or a belief in supernatural forces.
  12. It's clear that empathy arose from more complex social interactions. There is again an insinuation that animals lack empathy, and that they're somehow less "moral" than we are. The primary difference between humans and animals is our brains and how we walk. Little else. If anything, many traits we thought were exclusively human have been noted in animals. An example is tool use. Though if we ever see chimps cracking open stones and hammering them on bones and nuts, then the shit will really hit the fan lol.. (or habilis is back from the dead...)
  13. lol.. OK, so producing a study saying "men who like big breasts are sexist" does not denote an agenda? If they had said "we've noted a correlation, but not a causation" then fine. Anybody who has briefly studied statistics knows that relationship. However, there has not been any PR move to cite this, hence condemning us who like large boobs as "hating" women. ha hah.. Humans judge motivations all the time. It's called empathy, induction, and theory of mind.
  14. "If evolution is true, why are blue whales the largest ever known animal?" "If evolution is true, why do bovine species have four stomachs?" "If evolution is true, why do some snakes kill prey by injecting venom whilst others kill prey via constriction?" Erm, if anything this proves evolution, since they all arose due to natural selection and adaptation to environments. I would say though that many other social mammalians have "rules", namely: - Chimps and Bonobos - Gorillas - Lions - Old World and New World monkeys - Dolphins - Aucas/Killer whales - Seals - Sealions
  15. Reality is shaped by the individual. All persons know that, I'd have thought.
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