December 12, 2016
By: Nyame Ubuntu
Our African ancestors began our human journey by learning from nature and observing their natural surroundings. This is the foundation of human growth and development. Using the stars, sun and moon to tell the seasons, as KMT(Egypt) produced in 4500 bc called the Dendera calendar. They used tools to create agriculture, weapons and pottery. Their life depended on being aware of how nature worked. Accurate observations of natural phenomenon was a life and death situation. So important that our early ancestors created religious ceremonies around those seasons and natural phenomenon. Nations that used the most advanced technology either in war or economics usually outlasted non scientific nations. Look at the top 10 nations in science and technology in 2016. They are 1st world societies. Knowing this, why would the conscious community promote pseudoscience.
The Top ten Nations in science and technology
|| Washington, D.C.
|| South Korea
2016 has been the year of the return of mysticism. Joel Benjamin said he is the King of pseudoism. Red pill said his lecture was going to be super pseudo, and Pharaoh Allah has took the conscious community by storm with his unscientific theories of astral projection and Alien abductions. Let’s not forget Brother Polite and his stories of Alien abductions. I personally believe it was brother Polite who kindled the flame of mysticism in the conscious community.
I heard flat earth theories in 2016, reptilian people theory, the list grows every year, the question is why? Why does the unproven rhetoric increase within black communities? The problem is with the lack of a scientific education.
It is a basic human need to want to know who we are? Where did we come from? Why does the world work the way that it does? The problem is when people try to answer those questions without evidence. Again, those societies that use scientific research to answer those questions usually are the societies that build great civilizations. Psuedo-isms therefore must be the opposite of nation building, because those that utilize pseudoscience to make claims do not support their claim with any validated evidence. What is pseudoscience?
Pseudoscience is defined as; A system of theories or assertions about the natural world that claim or appear to be scientific but that, in fact, are not. For example, astronomy is a science, but astrology is generally viewed as a pseudoscience.
Now, understanding that pseudoscience only appears to be scientific, why would someone claim that definition. Now what is science;
a branch of knowledge or study dealing with a body of facts or truths systematically arranged and showing the operation of general laws:
the mathematical sciences.
systematic knowledge of the physical or material world gained through observation and experimentation.
Now, let’s look at the meaning of the scientific method;
The scientific method is a body of techniques for investigating phenomena, acquiring new knowledge, or correcting and integrating previous knowledge. To be termed scientific, a method of inquiry is commonly based on empirical or measurable evidence subject to specific principles of reasoning. The Oxford Dictionaries Online define the scientific method as “a method or procedure that has characterized natural science since the 17th century, consisting in systematic observation, measurement, and experiment, and the formulation, testing, and modification of hypotheses“. Experiments need to be designed to test hypotheses. The most important part of the scientific method is the experiment.
The scientific method requires the hypothesis or claim follow a method of testing, while the pseudoscientist wants our people to believe their claims because they have some mystical power. A mystic is defined as;
a person who claims to attain, or believes in the possibility of attaining insight into mysteries transcending ordinary human knowledge, as by direct communication with the divine or immediate intuition in a state of spiritual ecstasy.
All information must go through a natural process, it enters our brain as bits of information in the form of chemical impulses. In order to convey the information, we either write it down or speak it to other members of society. That information is testable, measurable and it can be falsified. No bit of information is beyond experimentation, only in the world of the mystic.
Every society goes through stages of development, birth, growth, regression and death. From the death comes something new, rebirth. New information creates better techniques in warfare and food production. New technology produces better weapons and machines. Once the technology becomes outdated, it goes through a period of regression and becomes obsolete. The old information or technologies are reborn in the new process. However, for the mystical class, the old stagnated information cannot be changed, no matter how old and out dated the information is. It is this mystical approach to culture that has African people subjugated to a more technologically advanced People.
How could we build a nation without science? Who would build the homes, the streets, the cars, or the planes? Who would engineer the complex missile delivery systems, water treatment plants, electrical grid?
The most dangerous issue concerning the mystical teacher is that he is programming our young people to believe in fantasy, they have a hard time comprehending simple math equations because they cannot see past their basic understanding of reality.
The masses of African people are drowning in mysticism. We are swamped with new mystical information. We should no longer look to large amounts of people who are mystical but to qualitative changes in smaller groups of our people.
In modern times, technology plays the major role in revolution. A new innovation can revolutionize entire industries and cultures. The internet is one example.
Tdka Kilimanjaro describes this change as:
“Basic objective prerequisite of social revolution conflict between the new technological means and the old adaptive transformation of technology which breaks down the economic system, which then creates a collapse of social services and the social system, then a political crisis—nation wide crises (affecting both the exploited and exploiters)
The ongoing scientific and technical revolution is a major leap forward in mankind’s cognition of nature and use of its laws in production. It means a fundamental reconstruction of the whole system of technological means under the impact of the latest scientific achievements.”
What must be done pg 61.
What revolutionary changes has the mystic caused? What technologies have they created with their information? What can you build with that knowledge? These are fundamental questions we must ask the mystical guru’s in our communities. We need tangible answers to the myriad of problems that face Africans globally. If we don’t create the technology to solve our problems, technology will create problems where African people live, such as;
The automotive industry. Automated robots have replaced the assembly line worker. Soon, Walmart, McDonalds and your bank will become completely automated. This will have large ramifications on the work force and cause a wave of issues within major cities around the world. With the lack of jobs crime will increase, the health and welfare of the community will decline. It is imperative that we use a science based world view to solve our problems.