By
prof isaac galistein

Thinkers’ Corner features theoretical essays on everything from politics to the paranormal, science to religion, crime to love, offering a different way of thinking best described as Rational Holism.

GOOD BUT PROBLEMATIC

Science is great. I love science. It confirms us as brilliant thinking beings. But there are many problems with science. It has been so successful that for too many people it is the only system that counts. Unfortunately, single systems are always wrong.

FIRESIDE PHILOSOPHY
Mini-site on patterns specialists miss. Bedfellow to specialization, it offers ideas not truths, ‘cos there’s only one truth – there isn’t one. See Eye On the World for current affairs posts, and World History for how we got here.

QUESTIONS  SCIENCE  MORALITY  REALITY
LOVE  KNOWLEDGE  GRADUATES  ILLNESS
MADNESS  DEATH  RELIGION

All the philosophy in all the world is not worth the spilling of a drop of blood.
Tony’s Micropedie

Typically, it holds little moral guidance. Further, our knowledge is always reflected in how society thinks of itself. Science confirms a universe that is chaotic, fragmented and without meaning. So society behaves as if it is too. Knowledge should be balanced by a belief, as used to be provided by religion. But belief can only be superstition in the modern world.

SCIENCE OR VALIDATION?

This, too, holds a problem for science. It is so fundamental a means of knowledge, banishing the idea of belief, that nothing can ‘be’ unless science can measure it. Thus, unknown dangers could exist because science has not yet caught up with nature. But these dangers are ignored in a process I call ‘anti-superstition’.
Most of science is not actually science, but validation. There have been very few true scientists – people who have moved forward our knowledge in a paradigm-shifting way. These scientists were rebels at odds with the established view. This confirms that the validators who follow are actually guardians of old knowledge.

TONY’S LIBRARY
Studies to supplement the essays on this site: from conspiracies to true crime; religions to disasters – dozens of cases:

CONSPIRACIES  CULTS  DISASTERS  HISTORY  MILITARY  PEOPLE  PHILOSOPHY  RELIGIONS  SCANDALS  SCIENCE  SOCIO-PSYCHOLOGY  TECH  TRUE CRIME  UNEXPLAINED

In the Unexplained section find UFOs to Atlantis, and all elements of the Paranormal.
See also: Tony’s Micropedie

HYPOTHESIS JUNKIES

Science is also choosy about what is valid data. Without a hypothesis with which to sieve data, data seems chaotic. It can only become ordered once a hypothesis is made. Yet if the established view is more a guardian and validator of old knowledge, hypotheses will reflect this and be dictatorial in nature, locking out contrary data from analysis.
Surviving hypotheses eventually become theories within which data gives a probability of correctness. This becomes scientific truth, but too often the ‘probability’ factor is not understood by the public. This leads to a feedback loop of consensus reality.

CONSENSUS REALITY

Because the world clearly offers evidence of action, the idea grows that the theory answers how that action occurs, and ‘reality’ becomes a mind model as opposed to a definite.
Of course, this process cannot be proved to occur, but neither can it be disproved, as evidence would be identical whether it was true or false. Yet the simple possibility should be enough to demand a little more humility from science.

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