Why do we have science? We want to understand what it means to be alive. If we can use that to improve our lives we will be even happier.
Usually one does several experiments to answer the same question, in order to verify the result with various techniques.
We are living in a time where science is under fire and the scientific method is presumed flawed. It is not science that is the villain.
“We're now in an epidemic of fear like one that I've never seen and hope never to see again. Unfortunately, this fear is motivating people to replace science with a belief in magic, from seemingly harmless magic such as Ginkgo biloba, echinacia, and açaí, to tragic magic such as using coffee enemas to cure cancer, or even insisting that beet root can cure HIV. People fight genetically engineered food, and think it's wrong to patent life and crop seeds -- and they blame science for these problems. But these issues are about law, morality and corporate greed, not science. Science is not a company, it's not a country, it's not even an idea. It's a process….The idea that we should not allow science to do its job because we're afraid is really very deadening, and it's preventing millions of people from prospering."
Mr Specter is right. Science is a process. A scientific interaction with life is thus what the spiritual seeker is looking for, it is an innocent and curious interaction. It is an interaction without fear that explores life, nobody knows will emerge from the dialogue today. The scientist and the spiritual seeker both want to dive deeper into the mystery of being here.
So there is a common thread here, science and spirituality both have the possibility to be dogmatic, oppressive and religious, it also has the capacity to be nonjudgmental. Dalai Lama is one of few religious leaders that have been positive to science. He knows that it is two sides of the same thing, an interaction with life that is always changing, while the processes to study life/explore conciousness remain the same.
|This is an image of an exploding star, taken by the hubble telescope.|
I wanted to add it for its beauty.