Biologist Rupert Sheldrake Explains the Ten Dogmas Holding Science Back
1) That nature is mechanical.
2) That matter is unconscious.
3) The laws of nature are fixed.
4) The totally amount of matter and energy are always the same.
5) That nature is purposeless.
6) Biological inheritance is material.
7) That memories are stored as material traces.
8) The mind is in the brain.
9) Telepathy and other psychic phenomena are illusory.
10) Mechanistic medicine is the only kind that really works.
The 'science delusion' is the uncritical belief in these dogmas, treating them not as beliefs but as truths... Science is much more fun, much more interesting, much more free, when we turn these dogmas into questions.
See the video below for Sheldrake's more detailed explanation of these ten dogmas, or better still pick up the book for the complete argument.
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Yes, I know I said I was going into retreat for the rest of August! But from the said retreat, lurking behind the sofa with a laptop, I found this short video of scientist Rupert Sheldrake talking about his new book "Science Set Free" (USA) "The Science Delusion" (UK) and thought some of my followers might like to take a look.
( via dailygrail.com )