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the science delusion



Science Delusion

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Science is being constricted by assumptions that have, over the years, hardened into dogmas. Such dogmas are not only limiting, but dangerous for the future of humanity.  According to these principles, all of reality is material or physical; the world is a machine, made up of inanimate matter; nature is purposeless; consciousness is nothing but the physical activity of the brain; free will is an illusion; God exists only as an idea in human minds, imprisoned within our skulls.   The jacket of Dr. Sheldrake’s Science Delusion.
Dr. Rupert Sheldrake is a retired cell biologist and biochemist from Cambridge University in England.  He is now a “Science Writer / Author”.  I put the words in quotations because there are many who would say that he is a well-spoken charlatan whose interests and studies are closer to quackery than anything we would today define as “Science”.   His religious persuasion would probably best be described as Anglican with a heavy dose of “New Age” thrown in (he is both a professing Christian and an ardent evolutionist, although he decries Darwinism’s emphasis on MATERIALISM).  His latest book is called Science Set Free: Ten Paths to New Discovery (in England the book is simply called “The Science Delusion“).

Since the death of Christopher Hitchens, the unspoken leader of “The Four Horsemen,” Dr. RICHARD DAWKINS (evolutionary biologist, Oxford), is arguably the world’s most outspoken and eloquent atheist apologist.  Using the mantle of “science” as the foundation of the pulpit for his anti-creation / anti-design books, lectures, and debates, Dawkins is in many ways, the polar opposite of Sheldrake.  His most popular book (a runaway bestseller with over 2 million copies in print) was called “The God Delusion“.  Sheldrake tackles Dawkins’ ideas of what orthodox science is, head on.

Dr. Sheldrake’s premise for Science Set Free is simple: Ask the hard questions of Scientific Materialism and demand answers.  Science is not what we think it is or what it should be, and it certainly does not hold the answers to life’s biggest questions.   I happened to catch Sheldrake on the radio the other evening while traveling.  The program was mesmerizing. I was enthralled by his critique of what many have come to think of as foundational scientific truths.  The ten points of his book can be seen in the short video below.  

What I want people to glean from this post is that “Science” cannot be trusted — or at least it cannot be trusted completely.  What was yesterday’s “scientific fact” is today’s laughing stock.  Furthermore, science is all too often bought and paid for by the person(s) with the most money.  In other words, “Truth” is decided by the highest bidder (HERE and HERE are great examples of this).   Unfortunately, this is particularly true when it comes to the medical and pharmaceutical fields (Dr. Sheldrake’s 10th point).  Can we trust Big Pharma to do the right thing as far as the public health is concerned?  Are you joking me?  Read SOME OF THESE POSTS and come to your own conclusions.


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