The Science Delusion
The science delusion is the belief that science already understands the nature of reality. The fundamental questions are answered, leaving only the details to be filled in. In this book, Dr Rupert Sheldrake, one of the world's most innovative scientists, shows that science is being constricted by assumptions that have hardened into dogmas. The sciences would be better off without them: freer, more interesting, and more fun.
According to the dogmas of science, all reality is material or physical. The world is a machine, made up of dead 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.
But should science be a belief-system, or a method of enquiry? Sheldrake shows that the materialist ideology is moribund; under its sway, increasingly expensive research is reaping diminishing returns.
In the skeptical spirit of true science, Sheldrake turns the ten fundamental dogmas of materialism into exciting questions, and shows how all of them open up startling new possibilities.
The Science Delusion will radically change your view of what is possible. and give you new hope for the world.
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Review: The Science Delusion: Freeing The Spirit Of EnquiryUser Review - Naomi Hilsden - Goodreads
I'll be honest, I didn't finish it. First off there were some brilliant points in here about the way science works. For example, how science students are taught to write in the passive voice, not the ... Read full review
Review: The Science Delusion: Freeing The Spirit Of EnquiryUser Review - Alex Boon - Goodreads
This is a tricky one and I might come back to this review when I'm less tired. I picked up this book thinking it was a response to "The God Delusion". Easy mistake to make judging by the title, there ... Read full review