I can't believe how absolutely and absurdly lacking in intelligence these people are.
Allow me to elaborate.
I just finished a good 4 hour conversation with my mother and my aunt. These two see themselves as ten times further in comprehending anything than i could possibly be. I state that they can not presuppose a supernatural claim (as absurd as ghosts or deities) for which there is no evidence, as being a completely reasonable explanation for an unexplainable occurrence. This is rebutted with the statement that the compounded experiences of billions of individuals on the subject is a source of viable evidence that the supernatural is a completely reasonable claim. They go on to state how my view on understanding things scientifically is an extremely narrow view, and that I am retarded for thinking it a valid method of reasoning. My aunt flaunts her university degree in physics when establishing that there is no valid explanation of things such as "instinct". While I propose that evolution could be an extremely valid basis on explaining such occurrences, they will not have it. In fact, they quite absolutely argue that evolution is not a "set" scientific understanding. By this is the reasoning i put that evolution is a fact as well as a theory. On the whole, i just find it completely absurd that they can constantly claim my lack of knowledge in the subject while they obviously lack some of the most basic scientific reasonings.
My aunt went on talking about dark matter and dimensions (assuming that i could not possibly know what they are), and proposed that they were clear evidence for the existence of a "soul". She sees this as a completely reasonable claim. Although when i mentioned how a biological supposition built on assuming that the human brain is influenced by an evidentially unsupported claim of a souls existence is nothing but absurd, i am again dismissed thoroughly. She also made references of "evidence" of a soul through the existence of emotion. Again, whatever she had learned in physics, it is obvious that she lacks any understanding of biology as well as the human brain. I could also state it as a flawed perspective even in physics on how "energy" would be released from the body in any immeasurable, yet sentient amount of energy reflecting the previous anatomy and impulses of the human brain.
sure this is just another rant at 4AM, (that mentioned, please point out any severe grammatical errors, or errors in reasoning)
although i would hope that my statements are accurate enough to display a clear interpretation of our conversation.
i can assure you that by any stretch of the imagination, this is how the conversation went through, and i could likely say that they would themselves agree with that given the opportunity.
please tell me, is my logic horribly flawed?
and i the complete idiot that they say i am for making these statements, and rebutting theirs?
or am i sane, and just arguing with people who themselves could be described similarly.
(i may also elaborate on claims they made earlier about personal experiences of the supernatural in another blog, another day)