In this previous post here (link) I wrote about how our bodies were just chemicals, as well as everything else, and attempted to get across that there’s very little mystery really left about chemistry in this Universe of ours.
And most importantly, just because YOU don’t know or understand how a thing or process works DOES NOT mean that others don’t, or that it’s not well understood within certain communities that actually study and work with it.
For instance, I don’t know how transmissions work (in detail) so I’m not going to go to a Certified Mechanic and tell them how to fix or work on one…dig?
As a Science Teacher with a Biology Degree I’m TELLING YOU that THERE IS NO GOD….and your opinon on that really doesn’t matter (I prove it below)…that’s not mean or selfish or rude or whatever, it’s just that you don’t really have the right to tell me how to do my job…dig?
I can ABSOLUTELY 100% PROVE to you RIGHT NOW that there is NO GOD!
Okay, this is actually very easy and will only need you to perform one simple bodily action and hold it for about 15-20 seconds, okay?
I don’t need to be there with you and you can do it alone or with others, whatever. You can do it sitting down or standing up, it really doesn’t matter.
Okay, here goes….all you need to do is simply raise your arms up into the air but DO NOT STRETCH …does that make sense? Now just hold them there for about, like I said, 15-20 seconds….it’s that easy.
Now, as you’re sitting (or standing) there with your arms raised in the air (not stretching) I will tell you what’s going to happen next (or what is already happening) to your body.
You’re going to start to feel really good. And I mean, like, oh man, I don’t know, like it’s a new day to a new year with a new you…something oddly magical, fun, and just really really neato!
You’re going to feel confident and kinda happy. You’re going to feel like you can do anything maybe. You’ll feel relaxed, energetic, motivated, and possibly even purposed….as if you suddenly have meaning in life! Some might even feel invincible and “bulletproof”.
Isn’t that feeling AWESOME?!!
Weeellllll, folks, allow me to inform you of what’s really happening in your body. Again, your body is chemicals, so for whatever reason (which I’ll get to below), when we raise our arms indisciminately and for literally no reason, right up into the air, a funny mix of fantastic chemicals are released right into our bloodsteam and travel all throughout our bodies……and these chemicals feel INCREDIBLE!
Yes, that’s right, when we raise our arms into the air and hold them there a bit, what is happening in our bodies is that an awesome concoction of chemicals are NATURALLY released into our bloodstream and those chemicals activate the feelings we FEEL on the outside. Then these feelings tend to dictate our overall behavior based upon what we want to do or feel the power to do, or are just emotionally impulsed to believe that any particular outcome from a behavior will render an expected result and, we hope, a positive one, right?
These chemicals aren’t even really a mystery to most people. One of them is Testosterone and you’ve heard of that one, right? Testosterone is commonly known as “the Confidence Hormone” and so, yeah, it makes us FEEL Confident! Another chemical is Oxytocin and this little wonder is what makes us feel sorta like “Love” or “Trust”, in fact, Oxytocin is commonly known as “the Trust Hormone” because of how it makes us feel.
There is another chemical at play here but it works a touch differently. That hormone is called Dopamine, and Dopamine is a chemical that makes us feel accomplished and sorta makes us want to do more and more of something…so you can think of it as a positive feedback mechanism in our bodies because the more we feel it, the more we want more of it, and this keeps us feeling constantly purposed and moving forward.
So, now that we KNOW not just what we feel but also how these feelings happen and why they happen, let’s NOW discuss why on Earth would NATURE want to bestow us with these behavior motivating chemicals?
Imagine being a basic African jungle monkey say, I don’t know, 8 millions years ago or so. You would be purposed to survive by 3 basic instincts, the instinct to find food, evade predators, and find mates for sex and procreation (or having babies). Since the trees came before the monkeys, the monkeys would have developed survival adaptations that would pay out for the winners and those winning monkeys would then pass those adaptations down to their offspring and so on and so on and over increasingly greater lengths of time.
So, WHY would a monkey NEED to FEEL Confident (Testosterone) and Trusting (Oxytocin) as they are raising their arms up? Well because they USE the trees to find food, evade predators, and, yep, find mates to have sex with and procreate. Trees ensure SAFETY to monkeys, so, it would benefit any one monkey if he/she could climb higher to find the best, high hanging fruits, or to evade even the most tree-climbing predators, and, well, you understand the 3rd reason pretty well now, I think.
The monkeys that CLIMBED the HIGHEST are the ONES WHO SURVIVED! ….and those would be the ones who passed down those exact same traits to their babies and so on and so on and so on.
By the way, the same chemicals get released when we use our hands to hold onto or grip something, and for the same reasons – that is to grab tree branches, and combined with the same need to raise our arms up, well, we have monkeys that just LOVE and feel CONFIDENT in their TRUSTING abilities to climb higher and higher when as they climb with each inch, it also becomes increasingly more deadly if they were to fall to the ground due to Gravity.
I got off the topic of God for a bit and if you’re still reading this then let’s revisit it, okay?
At some point in HUMAN history, huslters and mass persuanders of all kinds learned these facts of our basic biology, and the feelings we feel from these simple body movements, that they then decided to exploit and persuade others who DIDN’T UNDERSTAND THEM (or just chose to deny it).
But I’m here to give this information to you for free. Yes, folks, that’s right, I’ve just given you FOR FREE the sort of golden chalice of feel-good potion, and all you need to do is raise your arms into the air for just a few seconds every day to feel it. Think of it as sort of a hack for life, eh?
And the best part about it is that you don’t need anyone else’s miracle cure, silver-tongued words, or spiritual gods to do it.
See, folks, there is NO GOD….because there simply is NO REASON to believe in one.
— Your Friendly Neighborhood Science Teacher