The Science Delusion
Feeling the Spirit of Enquiry
by Rupert Sheldrake
The science delusion is the belief that science already understands the nature of reality; that the fundamental questions are answered, leaving only the details to be filled in. Now Dr Rupert Sheldrake, one of the world's most innovative scientists, shows that science is being constricted by assumptions that have hardened into dogmas. He discusses how the sciences would be freer, more interesting, and more fun without these. 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 and 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 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. The Science Delusion will radically change your view of what is possible and give you new hope for the world.