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09 May 2007 @ 11:40 am
I officially hate everybody.  Except for my fellow neuroscientists and other scientists.  I am absolutely serious about the fact that I have a deep hatred for anyone in general who is not a scientist.

Because nobody seems to care enough.

Fucking politicians, psychologists, businessmen, blue-collar workers - they're so absorbed in themselves that they can't look outside their own little anthropocentric world and see that THE UNIVERSE DOES NOT CARE FOR THEM.

And humanity as a whole is phenomenally stupid.  I swear, if humanity as a whole had no more hope for getting smarter, I'd kill myself, because an existence where human life cannot last forever is an existence where my legacy would be meaningless.

Humanity has hope, though, because I'm majoring in neuroscience, I'm getting my PhD in neuroscience, and I can think of ways to make people smarter.

Part of why I hate people who follow a religion to a tee is the fact that they intentionally delude themselves about what is coming and they have the most illogical excuses for believing what they believe - tautologies, reductio ad absurdum, reductio ad Stalinum, their appeal to tradition, the fact that they've never been exposed to anything during their childhood besides their religion, fear of rejection by their families - fucking pansies.  Yeah, you know what, a lot of you people who read this journal will hate me, but you know what, I'm honest.  I think religious people are nutballs.  You're all going to die, there is no heaven or hell, and you're going to face total nonexistence and you won't even be aware you're dead.  Your perception of anything completely stops.  Your brain, in effect, ceases to function, and becomes an inactive lump of cells.  You evolved from apes, which evolved from therapsids, which evolved from - I think - Tiktaalik roseae, which evolved from fish, which evolved from simple tubular organisms, which evolved from clumps of cells, which evolved from bacteria, which came about from organic molecules, and your existence and my existence are ultimately meaningless unless we choose to cheat the universe at its own game.  Because the universe is expanding, the Andromeda Galaxy is hurtling towards our Milky Way, and unless we do something about it, HUMANITY IS FUCKED.

You secretly want to be immortal.  If you think there's a heaven or hell, you want to be immortal.  You think your consciousness will continue and you think you will somehow be aware of said imaginary places.

And if you think I'm wrong, find a scientific paper from a well-respected journal (respected in the scientific field) to back your assertion up and tell me what the title is.
Amycitharadraconis on May 9th, 2007 05:41 pm (UTC)
Humanity has hope, though, because I'm majoring in neuroscience, I'm getting my PhD in neuroscience, and I can think of ways to make people smarter.

So humanity's sole hope lies in an individual who has, at one point or another, declared her violent and unremitting hatred for essentially everyone on this earth except herself? Who dismisses everyone who doesn't agree with her as "sheep," declares her intent to be humanity's savior but provides no constructive evidence that she has the potential to do so beyond endless, repetitive and unproductive rants about how much she hates other people?

You're right. We are fucked.

(Sorry to snark, but I figured it was best to be equally blunt.)
Amycitharadraconis on May 10th, 2007 04:50 pm (UTC)
Also, the thing about Andromeda colliding with our galaxy? If you'd actually bothered to learn anything about the subject before using it to make you sound scary and impressive, you'd know that the chances of the Earth or Sun being destroyed by the collision are minimal. Most likely, all we'll get is a pretty light show and some radiation. I'd be more worried about the expansion of the Sun in five billion years or so, which gives us, barring a rogue asteroid, roughly an extra two billion years to figure something out before we're "fucked." If we haven't killed ourselves by then, that is.
Nevalkarionnevalkarion on May 9th, 2007 06:04 pm (UTC)
Kurt22bond on May 9th, 2007 09:58 pm (UTC)
>>Because the universe is expanding, the Andromeda Galaxy is hurtling
>>towards our Milky Way, and unless we do something about it, HUMANITY IS




whatever you say, scientist
pokecapn: raitopokecapn on May 9th, 2007 10:17 pm (UTC)
i am older than you and an engineer which is another word for applied scientist which is like a scientist but with more words in front of the title and therefore more better than mere scientists

therefore you should obey ME
Walker: lightorenleve on May 9th, 2007 11:17 pm (UTC)
When you learn how to formulate an argument without ego, confrontational tendencies and ad hominem attacks seeping through the clouds will clear up and the sun will shine a little brighter and birds will sing in chorus and also you'll be a much better scientist.
celsacelsa on May 10th, 2007 04:02 am (UTC)
I may help to be scientific about this, Kathy. To use a sad StarTrek analogy, embrace your inner Vulcan, exhale and let go of the hate.Hatred is an irrational and counter-productive emotion. A waste of your energy. A distraction from your chosen course of studying, researching and discovering new frontiers (sorry, slipping back into StarTrek mode) in neuroscience.

I agree that it's hard. But humans are not rational. To expect them to behave rationally is not rational. Be strong. Don't let 'the Stupid' that is on daily display out there overwhelm you. I've learned to be philosophical about it, but I'm older than you, and different to you, so I can only make suggestions. You can ignore them or take some part of them to mould to suit your needs.

I'd suggest that if you must react to 'the Stupid' in any way, try to plan strategies that will channel your response to your ends. Make it a productive reaction. To react negatively in an unfocussed way is to cede some of your potential to it.

Breathe out....
Davidphysics_dude on May 15th, 2007 05:52 am (UTC)
Don't worry, our top scientists are right now laboring against the Second Law to protect your legacy.