The alt-left are some of the major beneficiaries of this insanity. Top liberal sites like Vice, Buzzfeed, Bustle and even Cosmo push the occult on their young readers. Countless internet sites run horoscopes, as newspapers did before them. But some outlets go a lot farther. Cosmo interviews “certified astrologer John Marchesella,” who claims that Aries folks, “don’t hold grudges. When you think about it, it takes a lot of patience to hold on to resentments.” This is how you know it’s garbage. I’m an Aries. (Other famous Aries are Lady Gaga and Kourtney Kardashian. So I got that goin’ for me.)
Over at BuzzFeed, which pretends to be a news organization but is a listicle sweat shop, they do a ton of clickbaity astrology stories. There’s, “66 Taurus Celebrities That Prove They’re The Astrologically Superior Sign.” The list includes The Rock, Adele and George Clooney and I got Gaga and a lesser Kardashian, ugh. BuzzFeed did have a cute quiz: “What Your Star Sign Actually Says About You, According To Science.” Click any of the 12 results and it takes you to an answer stating: “You got: Sorry, the stars do not have any bearing on your daily life.” Why then do sites run this garbage? Because it’s web traffic. Not news or integrity. More.
In fairness, it’s not because the gullible readers are sciencey or liberals. Traditional sciencey liberals would be truly shocked.
No, it’s because they are post-moderns. They don’t believe that facts matter, only feelings. Insisting on the importance of facts or, say, laws of mathematics is a form of oppression. The occult liberates them from that type of oppression.
Science types who are not post-moderns are getting whacked by the news that objectivity is sexist and mathematics perpetuates white privilege. They don’t have any defense, not because they cannot defend themselves in principle, but because they don’t clearly understand what is happening.
And if they did, they might just shake their heads and refuse to do anything about it. Post-modernism is a direct and inevitable outcome of metaphysical naturalism. After all if our brain are shaped for fitness not for truth, we ought to aim at what works for us, not for truth.
And if metaphysical naturalists won’t consider the possibility that nature, as they know it is not all there is, there is no defense available against the rising tide of nonsense, agreeable or otherwise.
See also: Does post-modern naturalism lead to a rise in superstition? Millennials are ditching monotheism for witchcraft. But then post-modern naturalism holds that whatever you evolved to believe in is the ultimate Cool for you.
Nature, as defined today, cannot be all there is. Science demonstrates that.
Nature: Stuck with a battle it dare not fight, even for the soul of science. Excuse me guys but, as in so many looming strategic disasters, the guns are facing the wrong way.