Saturday, December 17, 2016
WHY MAINSTREAM SCIENCE CONTINUES TO MISS THE POINT
THE CONNECTION BETWEEN THE PHYSICAL AND THE SPIRITUAL
AND WHY MAINSTREAM SCIENCE CONTINUES TO MISS IT
Edward R. Close © December 17, 2016
On December 8, 2016, John Herschel Glenn, Jr. left this Earth for the last time. As a tribute to him, I want to start this post with a John Glenn ‘right stuff’ quote:
“It has been my observation that the happiest of people, the vibrant doers of the world, are almost always those who are using - who are putting into play, calling upon, depending upon - the greatest number of their God-given talents and capabilities”. – John Glenn, Pilot, Military Leader, Astronaut and US Senator
Are you using your God-given talents and capabilities to the best of your ability to be everything you can be? Every day you fail to do so, you are wasting your time on this Earth, reducing your chances to become what you could and should be.
Human beings have a curious inclination to want to be absolutely right - forever. Behind this desire is the deep need to know The Truth. But this desire is dangerously perverted when you decide that what you believe is right, and that anyone who disagrees with you is wrong, deluded and, even worse, evil. We have seen a lot of this during this election year, from both the extreme left and the extreme right of the political spectrum.
But, if one endeavors to avoid these extremes, there is another, much more subtle danger: the danger of believing that there is no absolute truth. This was epitomized by President Bill Clinton’s “It depends on what the meaning of ‘is’ is!” In the world of this kind of thinking, truth is whatever you can make believe it is. This is very dangerous because it usually leads to self-destructive behavior. In fact, “Believe” may be the most dangerous word in the world. Most of the worst examples of man’s crimes against humanity are the result of acting on the basis of belief and socially institutionalized belief systems.
What does this have to do with the failure of mainstream science to acknowledge the connection between physical and spiritual reality? Mainstream science is not really science, it is almost completely dominated by a very simplistic belief system. That simplistic belief system is material reductionism: the belief that everything can be reduced to matter and energy interacting in time and space.
Mainstream science has become just another form of the same kind of blind-faith belief system that early science fought so hard against. Early scientists like Giordano Bruno, who was burnt at the stake for heresy, Galileo, who died under house arrest for daring to claim that the Earth revolves around the Sun, and many others, persecuted and ostracized for announcing discoveries that contradicted church doctrine, attest to the cruelty of institutionalized belief systems.
Today, any scientist who dares look outside the box for answers to questions raised by real data exposing contradictions in the current materialistic belief system is shunned and ostracized by mainstream science. Just the mention of certain words, considered to be taboo by the priesthood of mainstream science, in an otherwise valid research paper, guarantees that it will not be published. And the increasing number of clues that materialism is wrong, constantly arising from relativistic and quantum data are ignored by those perpetuating the mainstream dogma. The mainstream belief system masquerading as science routinely and systematically shuts down any voice daring to challenge it.
Even worse, the indoctrination of young students by self-proclaimed atheist instructors has produced an increasingly in-bred educational community of closed-minded people claiming to be scientists. Evidence of this perversion and indoctrination is widespread and even increasing, paralleling the widespread and increasing number of empirical clues from experimental data that materialism is wrong. For example, we hear statements like: “Of course, as a scientist, I’m an atheist.” And “We know that dark matter and dark energy are some form of matter and energy, we just don’t know what that form is.”
Statements from the giants of science concerning the spiritual nature of reality and to the effect that there is an Infinite Intelligence behind the reality we experience, are ignored and excluded from today’s text books. I’ve quoted a few of them in earlier posts, but here are some quotes from Newton, Planck and Einstein making my point:
“He who thinks half-heartedly will not believe in God; but he who really thinks has to believe in God.”
“As a man who has devoted his whole life to the most clearheaded science, to the study of matter, I can tell you as a result of my research about atoms this much: There is no matter as such! All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force which brings the particles of an atom to vibration and holds the atom together. . . . We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent Mind. This Mind is the matrix of all matter.”
“The religion of the future will be a cosmic religion. It should transcend personal God and avoid dogma and theology. Covering both the natural and the spiritual, it should be based on a religious sense arising from the experience of all things natural and spiritual as a meaningful unity.”
I choose not to waste my time here by pointing out the fallacies of thinking in the statements made by many mainstream atheistic ‘scientists’ who believe that our existence is the result of a series of random events with no purpose or meaning. It is likely that most of the members of the mainstream materialistic priesthood, just like the inquisitors of the medieval church, actually believe that they are right, and don’t realize that they have bought into a belief system based on unsupported, and now unsupportable a priori assumptions. They don’t even appear to realize that they are constantly misrepresenting and distorting Planck’s quantum physics and Einstein’s relativity by talking about massless and dimensionless particles and warping of space-time, in spite of clear statements by Planck and Einstein that there is no matter, space and time independent of mass and energy, and no knowledge of it without consciousness.
In spite of man’s proclivity to screw up, the truth will eventually win out, and I intend to do everything I can to bring that about.