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 constructed 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 sceptical spirit of true science, Sheldrake turns the 10 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.
©2012 Rupert Sheldrake (P)2012 Hodder & Stoughton
This audio book was narrated by Rupert Sheldrake, so the emphasis and pose was perfect. The message would have been blurred by anyone else
The most memorable part was the consistent way in which the construction of all points of view was built up and then new material added as a logical extension
This book is a little heavy in places. I didn't listen to all 12 hours in one sitting, but was captured enough to re-visit points when uncertain
This book has inspired further reading for myself, and has opened my mind to the current science Dogma. Thank-you Mr. Sheldrake.
Note: Only 4 stars on performance due to an American accent that may have only been rivaled by my Australian attempt at it
I usually fall asleep listening to science related audio books due to the boring monotonous tone, but the narrators did a great job to keep the listen professional. On top of that the Rupert has really researched his material and came up with very valid arguments.
Great summary with some possible ways to take science forward.
They were all professional, but Rupert is well spoken and very pleasant to listen to.
A couple of eye openers.
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