Is discussion of mass psychology, religion, today’s rejection of science by some belongs here?

Discussion in 'Human Science' started by Dissily Mordentroge, Aug 20, 2018.

  1. Dissily Mordentroge Registered Member

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    Forum categories are sometimes not self explanatory and a brief reading of several threads has me wondering if this is the section to conduct such a discussion.
    Any advice appreciated.
     
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  3. origin In a democracy you deserve the leaders you elect. Valued Senior Member

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    Sounds like a reasonable place to start.
    So what's your take?
     
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  5. RainbowSingularity Valued Senior Member

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    i am guessing a little.

    is the Discussion of mass psychology/sociological psychology &/or religion as a psychology metaphor of human anthrapological psychology, an opposing force to counter scientific debate like the development of creationism as a form of self fulfilling anti-christ ideological self fulfilling narative of social trend ?

    am i close ?
    ... and i think yes, this is the correct forum if you wish to keep it scientific.
    but that is just my opinion
     
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  7. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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  8. Dissily Mordentroge Registered Member

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    I’m unsure what you mean by 'a psychology metaphor of human anthrapological psychology, an opposing force to counter scientific debate like the development of creationism as a form of self fulfilling anti-christ ideological self fulfilling narative of social trend’ particularly ‘psychology metaphor’.
    My perspective is I confess influenced by biblical studies (no, I’m not a believer) and early childhood experience studying the pipe organ in a Catholic cathedral thus witnessing the reality festering behind the scenes. Granted such experience may indeed at times prevent me being objective.
    I also have a visceral reaction against aspects of so called political correctness which wants to assert we should never question or criticise the contents of so called holy books. Then we have the overlying question of The Enlightenment and how of late it’s occurrence appears to many to never have taken place.
    And that’s just the surface. But yes, if your mention of ‘psychology metaphor’ signifies group psychology at work within religious &/or political groups we may be on the same wave length. Terms such as ‘mass hypnosis’, ‘mass delusion’ and ‘tribal perspective’ come to mind.
    (Taken out of context ?) 2nd Thessalonians Ch2:V11 comes to mind.
    I’m also mindfull that many want to deny psychology is indeed a science but that’s another huge debate I want to avoid for now,
     
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  9. Dr_Toad It's green! Valued Senior Member

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    I actually spit my tea on the keyboard when I read that. Thankfully, no sugar, so a quick shot of compressed air allowed me to post back.
     
  10. Dissily Mordentroge Registered Member

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    I missed the joke, if there was one. Maybe I’d need to know something of RainbowSingularities posting history to get it? On the other hand if that was tea with milk in it time will congeal the lactose content and your keys could easily get stuck, compressed air or not.
    Anyhow can we agree before we start that ‘scientific’ has a specific meaning? On the other hand I’m happy to hear of other definitions.

    scientific
    sʌɪənˈtɪfɪk/
    adjective



      • 1.
        based on or characterized by the methods and principles of science.
        "the scientific study of earthquakes"
        synonyms:technological, technical; More
      • 2.
        informal
        systematic; methodical.
        "how many people buy food in an organized, scientific way?"
        synonyms:systematic, methodical, organized, well organized, ordered, orderly, meticulous, rigorous, exact, precise, accurate, mathematical, regulated, controlled
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        science
        ˈsʌɪəns/
        noun
        1. the intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behaviour of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment.
          "the world of science and technology"
          synonyms:branch of knowledge, body of knowledge/information/facts, area of study, discipline, field
          "the science of criminology"
          • a particular area of science.
            plural noun: sciences
            "veterinary science"
          • a systematically organized body of knowledge on a particular subject.
            "the science of criminology"
     
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  11. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    Welcome to the forum.

    I believe there is current scientific research into the phenomenon of neurocognitive mass-response to the indoctrination of religious concepts, based on the promise of a spiritual reward system (heaven, everlasting after-life, 40 virgins, etc)

    The seat of mass-response producing the same emotional mental chemistry can be found in the "mirror neuron system" of the brain.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2900004/
     
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  12. Dr_Toad It's green! Valued Senior Member

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    It's you, I think, so of course you'd miss it. I don't think anyone missed the fact that you're a troll, though.
     
  13. Dr_Toad It's green! Valued Senior Member

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    Hah! Trolling for trolls are you? Nice...
     
  14. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    Tsk,tsk, Dr_Toad
    Unless you know this poster, how can you come to that conclusion after just a few posts?

    I don't know this man but in my book it is always good manners to welcome a newcomer. One never knows what he or she may contribute to the conversation.

    I believe in giving people a chance to reveal their thoughts first, before I judge their intentions.
     
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  15. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    How do you know this? I'm truly curious. What is the "tell"?
     
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  16. Dr_Toad It's green! Valued Senior Member

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    I know, but I've been online since before the web. Remember BBS? I think my sense of smell is pretty well developed.

    Dude has three posts, already posting with giant font, in bold, and kinda maybe just a little bit illiterate.

    Don't you smell troll?
     
  17. Dissily Mordentroge Registered Member

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    Hm , the signs are this little electronic coven isn’t the place I want to be. Nice knowing you all.
     
  18. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    I'll reserve judgement for now. As English is my second language, the linguistic parts are not always that obvious to me. I seek content and if it agrees or disagrees with my perspective.
     
  19. Dr_Toad It's green! Valued Senior Member

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    I caught it in one go. Got a little bit o'troll on my boot, I do.
     
  20. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    Too late. Well, I tried.
     
  21. Dr_Toad It's green! Valued Senior Member

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    What is your first language? I have some ability in Spanish, a little bit of German, and I can cuss in Australian. If you've read C.S Lewis' Perelandra trilogy, you'll understand that Viritrilbia passes closer to me than some others..

    I couldn't help it.
     
  22. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    First language, Dutch (a linguistic misnomer...

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    ). Typical of theNetherlands' native language.
    Born and raised in Amsterdam, No. Holland, Netherlands.
    Emigrated when I was 17.
     
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  23. Dr_Toad It's green! Valued Senior Member

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    Excellently eccentric language. Is Afrikaans close enough to Dutch for you to understand easily?

    Where did you immigrate to?
     

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