Science Beyond Materialism
For anyone who is dogmatically aligned with the ideology of scientific materialism (the only reality is matter and everything is reducible to matter), you have not been a very good “scientist” since you are biased towards a single ideology at the expense, and exclusion, of overwhelming evidence to the contrary.
“Faith in this ideology, as an exclusive explanatory framework for reality, has compelled scientists to neglect the subjective dimension of human experience. This has led to a severely distorted and impoverished understanding of ourselves and our place in nature.”
Such a bias towards scientific materialism is contrary to the principles of “good science”.
“Science is first and foremost a non-dogmatic, open-minded method of acquiring knowledge about nature through the observation, experimental investigation, and theoretical explanation of phenomena. Its methodology is not synonymous with materialism and should not be committed to any particular beliefs, dogmas, or ideologies.”
If you are a scientist who supports a genuine, honest and “non-dogmatic, open-minded method of acquiring knowledge”, please consider signing this Manifesto for a Post-Materialist Science.
If we expect to ever truly expand our understanding of the universe and our place in it, if we ever hope to get to some sort of understanding around human consciousness, we MUST move towards a post-materialist paradigm.
“”The post-materialist paradigm has far-reaching implications. It fundamentally alters the vision we have of ourselves, giving us back our dignity and power, as humans and as scientists. This paradigm fosters positive values such as compassion, respect, and peace. By emphasizing a deep connection between ourselves and nature at large, the post-materialist paradigm also promotes environmental awareness and the preservation of our biosphere. In addition, it is not new, but only forgotten for four hundred years, that a lived transmaterial understanding may be the cornerstone of health and wellness, as it has been held and preserved in ancient mind-body-spirit practices, religious traditions, and contemplative approaches.”
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