Thread: It had to happen eventually- chi
5/05/2007 4:44pm, #41
People love to mysticize and romanticize elements from other cultures. That leads to seeing chi as some sort of mysterious energy. That, plus taking wuxia novels (fantasy) and parlour tricks as something real.
I think you can demysticize chi by choosing a proper synonym. "Vitality" is a good word for most uses. "Train right and you can increase your *vitality*".
The other problem is that the word has so many uses in Chinese. EG. "chi water" is soda pop. (So unless Steven Seagal energy drink is carbonated, it won't give you chi).Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices.
5/05/2007 5:25pm, #42Originally Posted by meataxe
Because personally, I've heard Steven Seagal was full of Chi.
Or was that ****? I mix the two, sometimes.
5/05/2007 8:38pm, #43Originally Posted by Guizzy
Chi = doesn't exist.
Using the word "chi" in substitution for scientific terminology is like using the term "ether" and saying you just use it to mean electromagnetic radiation. In other words, It's tarded.
Now I'm going to finish my Medical Science report for uni and use the word "humurs" instead of blood, bile and phlegm.
5/06/2007 6:04pm, #44
"Vitality" is not really a scientific word--in this sense, it is general attribute. (Not sure if that was the word to which you were referring.)
Also, for the sake of all things pedantic... "Humour" does does have it's use in modern anatomy: "Aqueous humour" or "vitreous humour".Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices.