The Possible Futures of Science,
In the above title to this part of my home on the loom, the cyber-traveler
will notice two icons, two small pictures. In connection with the idea
of Dark Science I have placed an image corresponding to atomic energy,
which represents the problem of incomplete understanding coupled with premature
technological application. In connection with the idea of Light Science
I have placed an image corresponding to scholarship, which I hope suggests
the idea of understanding for understanding's sake. I am not trying to
condemn any particular application, but rather merely to point to a core
question, which, I suspect, will be determinative of any future direction
in the practice of the discipline or path of science: namely, For what
purpose is the work done?
The Quiet Suffering of
Nature: an essay on the need for the environmental movement
to begin to regain communion with the Being of Nature, so
as to know, not only what environmentalists want, but what Nature
wants, as well.
The Idea of Mind:
in the early 1990's I undertook to come to terms with certain ideas then
beginning to circulate in the field of neurophysiology concerning the relationship
between mind and brain chemistry. Since my own experience as a Christian
meditator contradicted the leading ideas, which attributed mind to brain
physiology, and nothing more, I wrote this essay as an effort to contribute
to the ongoing work in the study of consciousness.
A Matter of Death:
a short essay on the question of what is death.
the next two essays are
The Religion of Scientism:
an orginal essay for this site on the social and psychological implications
of the dogmatic faith in the points of view of science, a faith which is
the core belief system of many educated and uneducated individuals.
The Way of John, and the
moral conduct of Science - Christianity and the future of
Science. An exploration of the need for authentic inner disciple as an
element in the conduct of Science.
there will be more added to this site...
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