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Demythologizing Science and Religion (cont'd)

Several people have questioned the dominance of mechanistic thought in the sciences, and I must admit that my understanding of the scientific community comes from reading historical accounts and from conversations with scientific colleagues who began their careers half a century or more ago now -- and from reading works by scientists whose belief systems also go back a number of decades.The gist of the conversations I recall was that people without an acknowledged commitment to a mechanistic…See More
Jul 25
Joseph Hilton commented on Joseph Hilton's blog post The Remark of the Little Green Man
"What I am really looking for, Laura, is someone with an answer to the question of what's going on here and why we find ourselves right in the middle of it that satisfies me more than my own answer does. This post was just my idea of a whimsical…"
Jul 21
Luara commented on Joseph Hilton's blog post Demythologizing Science and Religion
"I have not noticed that scientists regard the universe as a machine.  Biologists do regard living creatures as machines - designed by natural selection. Another possibility is the mathematical universe hypothesis.  The idea is that our…"
Jul 21
Tom Sarbeck commented on Joseph Hilton's blog post Demythologizing Science and Religion
"Joseph, I find your post most interesting and especially like your reversing the myth-making process. I will study your post further.I majored in math and science and worked in computer manufacturing but not as a professional scientist. In science…"
Jul 21
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Jul 20
Andrew Bradford Hoke commented on Joseph Hilton's blog post Demythologizing Science and Religion
"Hi Joseph, I'm not sure this is a fair characterization: "Interestingly enough, mechanistic philosophy, which is (in my experience) the dominant belief system in the scientific community, has done exactly the same kind of thing in creating…"
Jul 20
Rick Springfield liked Joseph Hilton's blog post Demythologizing Science and Religion
Jul 20
Joseph Hilton commented on Joseph Hilton's blog post Young Forever
"Thanks for taking the time to comment. It seems to me that science has done a really good job in helping us to see the universe clearly.  But science doesn't even seem to be interested in going the useful step further to help us sort out…"
Jul 20
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Jul 20
jay H commented on Joseph Hilton's blog post Young Forever
"This is one of those things that proves there is still a lot of wonder in the universe. Every time we think we've figured it out... bazinga, the universe tweaks us a bit. As a comment, I'd say there is an issue with the word…"
Jul 20
Joseph Hilton posted a blog post

Not a Photon Falleth ...

In 1935, Einstein and two colleagues published a paper that set off what has become close to a century of theorizing and research about entanglement phenomena.The paper came to be known as EPR from the initials of the last names of its authors – and while they may not have had me in mind at the time, I have always been grateful to them for marking the year of my birth with such a monument.Photons (and other particles plus atoms and even some small groups of atoms) that become entangled are…See More
Mar 24
Joseph Hilton posted a blog post

NASA and the End of Religious Fundamentalism

Back in the year 2000, I sent the following question to “Ask a NASA Scientist:”Cosmologists seem to think of the big bang as a purely natural event. If that is indeed the assumption in cosmology, is it unreasonable to assume (from a purely scientific point of view) that the big bang had a purely natural context, that we will someday come to understand that context thoroughly, and that we may choose to engineer another big bang, if we find it in our interest to do so?NASA's reply:Theoretically,…See More
Mar 21
Brenda liked Joseph Hilton's blog post The Biggest Fact of the Human Adventure
Mar 21
Joseph Hilton posted a blog post

The Biggest Fact of the Human Adventure

It is an absolute fact that:This is the only picture of the human adventure (1) that is strongly based in a solid fact set from our modern knowledge base and (2) that also assigns a meaningful function for our species in the scheme of things:The universe created the first life form on this planet and is therefore a living organism itself because only one life form can create another one. As a life form, its primary agenda is to reproduce itself, which it is in the process of doing by creating…See More
Mar 17
Joseph Hilton commented on Joseph Hilton's blog post Guess Who's Cloming to the Human Adventure!
"I assume that the universe is one thing because the whole system (whatever that may turn out to be) originated in one event. There are probably many scenarios in which the universe may not seem to be one thing at the moment in the continuing saga of…"
Mar 17
Chris Hanson commented on Joseph Hilton's blog post Guess Who's Cloming to the Human Adventure!
" can you expand on this logic " Here's the logic: The universe is, as its name implies, exactly one thing. Since it is exactly one thing, there is only one view about its essential nature and about the nature of the human…"
Mar 17

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I'm a long-retired college professor with an agenda. Go ahead, ask me about it -- and make my day. Or better still, just google "The Evolution Money Tree," download the FREE PDF, and make your own day. (Well, it's your fault I mentioned this -- you do ask me below "What item does not grow on a tree?" and make me check "Money" before I can post this.)

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Demythologizing Science and Religion (cont'd)

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 7:36am 0 Comments

Several people have questioned the dominance of mechanistic thought in the sciences, and I must admit that my understanding of the scientific community comes from reading historical accounts and from conversations with scientific colleagues who began their careers half a century or more ago now -- and from reading works by scientists whose belief systems also go back a number of decades.

The gist of the conversations I recall was that people without an acknowledged commitment…

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Demythologizing Science and Religion

Posted on July 20, 2014 at 10:15am 4 Comments

The usual way of creating a myth is very straightforward: You simply take an entity as it has come to be defined in ordinary experience and grandly alter some of its basic attributes to remove its limitations.

In Christianity, for example, the god myth was created by…

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Young Forever

Posted on July 19, 2014 at 11:30am 2 Comments

In the last years of the eighteenth century, Thomas Young began to think about the properties of light, and in 1801, he presented a paper to the Royal Society on what has come to be known as Young's Double-Slit Experiment.

What he discovered was that light from…

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Not a Photon Falleth ...

Posted on March 24, 2014 at 10:01pm 0 Comments

In 1935, Einstein and two colleagues published a paper that set off what has become close to a century of theorizing and research about entanglement phenomena.

The paper came to be known as EPR from the initials of the last names of its authors – and while they may not…

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