The Living Force
Approaching Infinity said:...Exactly. And the image of going around in circles is perfect. When you read Meyer's books, that's the exact image that formed for me. With each new theory, it's like these scientists know at some level that they're dealing with a huge mystery, but every new theory they come up with only pushes the real problem back and suffers the same problems as all the other ones: the origin of specified information. Because they CAN'T admit mind into their equations, they're stuck trying to fit a square peg in a round hole, and it's quite maddening to see them continually miss the crux of the matter.
For me, it evokes the same feeling as listening to (he narrated his own audiobook) Rupert Sheldrake and seeing people refusing to look at what is there, over and over and over again.
Perhaps belief systems behave a bit like stable physical systems. Once established, it can take quite a bit of energy to break them up -- more than is available from outside, it would seem.
Although my experience with my own belief systems is that the strong ones don't fall from being hit with outside energy. They fall from me persistently examining inconsistencies and asking questions, along with "nudges" from the universe here and there. And it's not just asking questions -- it's questioning one's OWN assumptions. Perhaps that is what is missing with authoritarian followers?