Imagine you were asleep your whole life and woke up to be told that there is only one way of looking at the world, that is the scientific way? Imagine a hegemonic system so ubiquitous and complete in its dominance of human thought that virtually all educated people around the planet subscribed to this philosophy of science, this worldview. Imagine further that you were looked upon as a “crackpot” if you dared challenge that view?
So thorough is the domination of science in human thought that questioning the scientific method, the literal “philosopher’s stone” of science doesn’t even warrant an answer. You cannot ask a scientist to provide any epistemological justification for the scientific method; it’s just not a thing. All past and present subjective experiences of roughly 7 billion people are dismissed as not worthy of consideration, including ironically the statistical probability of a few being correct, unless you visit a medical doctor? Evidently, you first have to provide this scientist with a subjective list of your ailments before he can fix you.
Science rejects the notion on an extra-vehicular divine God but asserts for itself that heady position of Godhead. Yet, we don’t know what numbers, a set of semiotics so critical to understanding sciences other than through its symbolism, which for our own understanding we have created. Science rejects the logical plausibility of human feelings, but this seems to be kernel to every dispute between people in human history. Its singular biggest irony is that science cannot stomach independent and critical thought of itself, but this is the very thing it claims as its lodestone, its raison de tre. How in the world can it be so comfortable with such glaring contradictions folks?
Here are some thoughts from natural scientist Dr Rupert Sheldrake:
Science already understands the nature of reality in principle i.e., it’s just a matter of filling in all the details later on as time goes by.
Since the 19th century, science has operated under the worldview of what we can call “philosophical materialism.”
The ten primary scientific dogmas:
- The universe is material and mechanical, in other words, everything we see around us is both material and mechanistic in nature form and function. This includes the notion that animals and even human beings are machines albeit biological in nature with brains that are genetically programmed computers.
- All matter is unconscious, there exists no consciousness, nor are there any signs of consciousness in anything. This is to say that even people, animals and plants lack consciousness.
- The laws of nature as postulated and understood by science are fixed. There are a set of constants in nature that once discovered cannot and will never change, this is precisely why they called constants.
- The total amount of matter since the Big Bang remains the same. It cannot and will never change.
- Nature is purposeless; it just exists with no discernable reason or purpose. The evolutionary process has, so far as we know, no purpose that science has as yet divined
- Biological hereditary is material; everything you inherit is in your genes or in epigenetic modifications of the genes.
- Memories are stored inside your brain as material or energy traces, thus everything you remember is stored this way. Of course, nobody really knows how it works but everyone in the scientific community believes it anyways.
- Your mind is inside your head, all your consciousness is the activities of your brain, nothing more and nothing less.
- Psychic abilities are impossible, your thoughts, intentions and projections have no material effect on outside events because all of this happens inside your head and therefore cannot have an external effect.
- Mechanistic medicine is the only kind that really works to repair and heal the human body. Governments only fund mechanistic medical research and as opposed to complementary alternatives. These “alternative medicines” appear to work because you were probably getting better anyway or it is a placebo effect. Doctors refer to inexplicable miracles of recovery as “spontaneous recoveries.”
Scientific laws are metaphors and not be understood in terms of human society’s understanding or relationship with laws, which are themselves social constructions. So the term “scientific laws” are actually anthropomorphic in nature and don’t in the slightest denote fixed. So let’s end this article with a tongue-in-cheek, albeit interesting observation by Terrence McKenna who ruefully said; “modern science is based on the principle, give us one free miracle and we’ll explain the rest”