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The Science Delusion: Freeing the Spirit of Enquiry

Sheldrake, Rupert

2012, January 1

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2020 Edition Updated With New Findings:

In The Science Delusion: Freeing the Spirit of Enquiry (published in the US as Science Set Free), Rupert Sheldrake shows the ways in which science is being constricted by assumptions that have, over the years, hardened into dogmas. Such dogmas are not only limiting, but dangerous for the future of humanity.

According to these principles, all of reality is material or physical; the world is a machine, made up of inanimate 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 while societies around the world are paying the price.

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 for discovery.

Science Set Free will radically change your view of what is real and what is possible.

Where to Find Resource Online

Both versions of the book can be purchased online:

     Science Set Free — Amazon U.S. (2012 edition)

     The Science Delusion — Amazon U.K. (2020 edition)

PDF version available below.

Video

The Science Delusion — a talk by Rupert Sheldrake:

Source link to this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaFtQwF-Ans

Greater Context

Lots of additional information & resources at Rupert Sheldrake’s website:

     Rupert Sheldrake

Another book by Rupert Sheldrake:

     Science and Spiritual Practices: Transformative Experiences and Their Effects on Our Bodies, Brains, and Health

Check out another related resource:

     The Field: The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe

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