Science is the undisputed world champ, when it comes to exploring and understanding the material world. I’ve known that since I was a kid… and throughout the first half of my life, science was always my best source and always had the final say in my writing.
Things shifted once I became immersed in spiritual research (around 1990), and science began to present more and more challenges for me.
While I still regard science as the final say in worldly matters, I’ve come to see that the physical universe accounts for just the tiny tip of a massive, living iceberg that is reality. As humans, we see only the tiny tip, while the massive bulk flourishes beneath the surface… beyond the perception of our senses and sciences.
My current research in ITC and the afterlife is regarded by the science community as fringe science or pseudoscience. (read more here… or here…)
And I have to say, in all honesty, that if my work is an example of pseudoscience, then modern science is an example of pseudo-reality.
I’m not saying that in a huff, as it may sound, but only after two decades of struggling and grappling with science while trying to understand the true nature of spiritual existence and to present spiritual research in a way that’s evidential, believable, and convincing.
Unfortunately, the spirit worlds don’t conform easily to modern scientific methods of observation, measurement, and replication of results… leaving spiritual researchers such as myself in something of a quandary.
I’m not in bad company. There are brilliant minds out there today exploring the spiritual frontiers, who face the same challenges with science.
History books of the future will view brilliant modern minds in science and medicine like Rupert Sheldrake and Deepak Chopra as pioneers who helped forge the foundation of a new science based on the bigger picture… spiritual reality. Meanwhile, these two guys are relegated to the realm of pseudoscience. (Read more here… and here…)
Chopra last year suggested that “militant skeptics” are busy editing Wikipedia to prevent frontier sciences and scientists from being fairly represented.
Think about that for a moment. Wikipedia has become the most widespread global source of information in history, and if Chopra is right, it’s being tainted in a way that keeps humanity trapped in a modern dark age of narrow vision.
I believe he’s right. While I use Wikipedia on an almost daily basis and hold it in the same high regard as science as a tool for exploring the material world, I know I can’t trust it in matters of spirit. I’ve felt that way for a number of years… ever since I posted an article on Wikipedia about ITC research, based on my years of experience. In a matter of days it was replaced with a more scholarly article, stripped of all things spiritual.
That’s the moment I gave up on Wikipedia as a source of spiritual information.
The “militant skeptics” are as obsessed to spread their narrow views of the world as are Evangelical Christians or the Koch brothers and their political and media hucksters.
Until that shifts, I’ll extract from God and other good spiritual sources what is of God, and from Wikipedia what is of the world… and of pseudo-reality.
“And I have to say, in all honesty, that if my work is an example of pseudoscience, then modern science is an example of pseudo-reality.”
That’s a good one!
I agree with this statement and the words of this post.
We were watching a documentary last night about the technological wonder subway being built between Queens and Manhattan to assist the compressed masses of people in NYC. I commented about how much good could come if all technological creativity and prowess could be harnessed for the good of the planet and humanity rather than for the apparent widespread abuses being wrought.
Good science and technology can be used to improve our current pseudo-reality. It feels to me that our current pseudo-reality is becoming even more pseudo, and more consumerist oriented to speed and convenience.
Why are we so impatient in Western culture? How did we become so acculturated and entrained to the fast-fix?
It is because of the misguided and misappropriation of technology and science.
I couldn’t agree more, John.
Wish everyone could see the world the way we do… 🙂
Hi Mark, Can you email me please to discuss a book I am writing?