Although scientists today are generally against any idea of a transcendental reality, it wasn't always like that.
Pasteur said, "The more I study nature, the more I'm amazed at the work of the Creator." And for centuries, the greatest geniuses considered the ultimate creative force of God fundamental to any understanding of reality.
And then, it all changed.
Today on Thinking with Somebody Else's Head, Troubled Science.
Before we dive into our admittedly heated subject today, let me just say Happy New Year to you, and send you my best wishes for a successful and conscious 2008. And consciousness we will need more of to begin to address our looming environmental crises particularly, but our other social difficulties as well.
I, like many individuals in all countries on the globe, have been personally interested in that for years, but it wasn't until discovering the work of Brazilian/Austrian psychoanalyst, Norberto Keppe, that I began to understand the source of all the problems. Keppe's work outlines very precisely the psychological distortions that have led human society away from its true purposes, and caused us to erect social structures that actually make it impossible to live to our human potential.
I started this radio program to begin to talk about these foundational discoveries because ... well, this is my medium. But there are other ways to find out more. Write me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll steer you in the right direction.
My dear friend, Susan Berkley, and I will be starting a special online and teleclass program very shortly based on Keppe's work, so stay tuned for more on that.
Well, today, my colleague, Cesar Soos, and I are going to jump into the heat of the fire again. Seems whenever we try to offer a critique of modern-day science, our arguments hit up against a formidable wall of skepticism and unrepentant commitment to the current dogma that unfortunately characterizes the scientific world view today.
But something changed in science. For centuries, scientists and philosophers were pretty much united in their consideration of God in their scientific understandings. Even Descartes, who was instrumental in the so-called Scientific Revolution that sought to free the human being from what it saw as the repressive superstition of organized religion, was a devout believer to the end of his days.
But the scientific proposals that burst forth from that period of history influence us even today - and not necessarily for the better.
Keep your mind open and join us for a very important discussion.
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