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Science, Pseudoscience, and the Truth by Paula Puolakka

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By: Paula Puolakka

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Poet Paula Puolakka discusses pseudoscience and the biases underlying “real science.”

For me – an alumna, a Master of Arts (History of Science and Ideas,) a former head of education policy of Tiima (the subject association for the History students of the University of Oulu,) a former school assistant (three Finnish-oriented elementary schools and one English-oriented elementary school), and a former tutor (in 2009 and 2010 in the University of Oulu) – the concept of modern-day science and the way courses for both the young students and the adults have been composed are very familiar.

If we look around today, in 2020, we understand that somewhere along the way, in the institutions of learning, something went wrong. If the guidelines, the ethical and moral practices, and the subjects that were taught for the children and adults were pure, good, and right, then why are we suffering from COVID-19? Why are the forests around the globe burning? Why are the icebergs disappearing? Why are the oceans full of plastic waste, and why are many people, for example, in Southeast Asia living in the towns built on and off technological waste? Why are some human beings, for example, in the USA treated like enslaved animals and kept in the small vaults in the middle of a desert? Why isn’t anybody interested in taking care of their constitutional and human rights, even though there are people trained to take care of such things?

When I was a student at the university, I spent an enormous amount of time reading books that weren’t part of the course programs. Time and time again, I asked the teachers to purchase a bulk of those books and reinvent the course programs. Nothing happened. The reason for this was the faculty members viewed the books as “pseudoscience.”

Pseudoscience is a concept, which is used to describe all the theories and thoughts that aren’t a part of the system called “real science.” The things taught and supported by the teachers and the professors were once selected and verified as “the truth” by a small group of so-called intellectuals who (in fact) weren’t that smart, since they were supporting the manufacturing and development of those inventions — the same inventions that lead the world into its current state of chaos. The real aim for the supporters of real science was always money, never the truth.

Today, this grim reality is witnessed by everybody since the funding of academic studies is almost completely based on the requirements and needs of the tech companies, the medical organizations, and the various associations, which are only promoting the biased ideas of the core individuals who have gained their status by trampling other people and their basic human rights.

In 2020, there simply cannot be a leader of any sort unless he or she has used some sort of violence towards others. This is the unfortunate fact, even when viewing the so-called associations focused on humanism: slowly but surely, the corruption behind the beautiful scenes has grown so massive the executives and their henchmen are unable to hide it anymore.

Still, in the late 19th century, many of the individuals living in the area considered now as modern Europe (excluding the Muslim-dominant countries, like Turkey) and working in the field of natural philosophy – the basis of modern-day science – were praising God in their books. God had given them Nature, which they had closely observed, and God had given them the brains to unravel the small mysteries and learn something new.

When did this attitude change, and when did the researchers start to praise themselves instead of God?

It was when the Europeans misunderstood the Vedic teachings of ancient inhabitants of the Ganges basin and Northern India and began to view themselves as man-gods or demigods comparable to the human-like gods of the ancient Greeks (or Hellenes) and the ancient Romans. The Vedic scriptures aren’t lifting men on a pedestal next to God! It was only the mind of a traumatized man of the late 19th century, which created this kind of insane interpretation. The interpretation happened to become a wild trend, and the trend still has an enormous foothold in the universities, science, and the mass media.

For me, it’s very clear, as it was also very clear for the natural philosophers (or the forefathers of modern scientists) that if the ground we’re walking on were once a pure and good plain – described in Genesis 1:9-12 – then everything around us that is not included in this description – the facilities and the factories, etc. – are irrelevant to God and something we could live without.

Science, as we know it, has only corrupted God’s garden. To begin the healing project, the restoration of everything pure and good, we must turn to the theories and the thoughts which have not been aggressively introduced to us in the institutions of learning.

To learn and read more, get acquainted with the Vedic scriptures, the Hebrew Bible, and the ideas of Mr. Ludwig Wittgenstein and Mr. Theodore John Kaczynski.

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