Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Astrology, Morgellon's Disease, And Other Things You Shouldn't Believe In

Anyone who believes in astrology has to be nuts, right? After all... there's no scientific proof there's anything to it. Any scientist could tell you that there is no known mechanism connecting the location of the planet Neptune to your urge to get drunk, for example.

It's like those crazy people who think they have Morgellon's disease. It's a classic case of crazy people suffering from a well-understood psychological condition called "hysterical parasitosis." They think they're itchy and in pain. And, in the case of Morgellon's disease (or is that "Morgellon's Syndrome"? If it doesn't exist, does it even matter?), they think there are weird little multi-colored fibers growing inside of them making all the trouble. You see, some people are just naturally crazy and will come up with damned near anything to get attention.

Tell that to folk singer Joni Mitchell, who apparently has it.

In the meantime, astrology has been around for thousands of years and still stubbornly refuses to go away. I wonder why...?

Ahem. More science, less dogma, please.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am surprised that you came up with this, given the time of day.
I haven't even had a coffee yet, and already my brain is going off in a million directions. how do you do it? lol

pink rose shoppe said...

One of the bad things about morgellons is that there is no "one treatment fits all" approach. What works for one morgellons sufferer does not work for another. Morgellons is almost like an aids virus type. It mutates so that it cannot be fully destroyed. Morgellons is a nightmare and a nightmare coming to everyone soon if nobody finds a way to conquer it.

Matthew The Astrologer said...

I used to be an insurance adjuster, a long time ago. As we all know now, fibromyalgia is a real problem, that can be triggered by a sudden physical trauma... like an auto accident. Of course, at the time, we were all taught that is was imaginary... usually the result of a malingerer (usually, a female one) trying to "milk the system" for maximum benefit.

*sigh*

I'm sure one day we'll learn our lesson about the freaky world of Morgellon's too. I hope, anyway.

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