Re: FW: MD Dawkins on quantum/mysticism convergence

From: Wade T.Smith (
Date: Sun Mar 17 2002 - 16:21:36 GMT

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    On Sunday, March 17, 2002, at 10:38 , Grant Callaghan wrote:

    > To attack such usages for a lack of narrowness is to misunderstand the
    > why and how of what the author was doing with his words. For subjects
    > like mysticism or religion, we have to resort to metaphor in an attempt
    > to explain ideas that are too abstract to be understood through
    > language.

    I think you're looking at this from the wrong perspective-

    What is resorted to in these instances by the con men of mysticism is
    obfuscation and charlatanism, in an attempt to extort monies from marks
    by fabricating ideas that are too abstract to be either understood or
    explained through common language and thus are elucidated with jargon
    undecipherable by either party, but that sounds damn impressive, and
    might even, from time to time, touch upon some real sense.

    The inane prattle of such quacks as Andrew Weil and Deepak Chopra come
    to mind.

    - Wade

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