Science’s War on Consciousness

Roundtable discussion: With the ITLAD Walker / Open Minds discussion group, based in Liverpool, UK.

Has the mindset of science seeped too far into the wider consciousness, displacing meaningful mythologies for what is only a method of inquiry, and sending individuals on philosophical quests that never conclude?  Could the search for objectivity actively work against the ‘higher faculties’ of our own subjective selves?

The title here is lightheartedly taken from two recent TED Talks, which the organisation saw fit to ban, an act perhaps illustrative of the scientific mindset’s immune system. These were Rupert Sheldrake’s ‘The Science Delusion’, which introduces the case that science has become a world-view with its own dogmas, and Graham Hancock’s ‘The War on Consciousness’, which argued for the necessity for both the individual, and culture at a global level, to reconnect with what the ancients and the aboriginal call ‘spirit’.

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