We create science
Scientists, artists, traders and mystics alike: we all co-create science.
Science is neither methodical nor magical.
Scientific method has continually changed, over the centuries since it was created.
Science is a social event, not a tool, nor a system; and thus as changeable as the people who create it.
The development of science illustrates some of the deeper backgrounds and principles of science.
Science is NOT the archived outcome of scientific studies.
Quite to the contrary: science is the exploration of the unknown, requiring new ways of thinking.
Where medicine shows us, in greater detail, how our body functions, scientific development shows in greater detail he workings of our mind.
Where we all experience our individually different body, we are all part of the collective ‘mind’ of science.
Science is to a large extent a belief, a religion, an church; and a method.
Scientific education is to a large extend an initiation into an organisation.
The initiation rules are rarely made explicit.
This is cause for a quest for understanding our subconscious collective functions.
Those subconscious, and unconscious, processes which form the scientific collective, also form the setting and mind set of and for science.
Science therefore cannot be regarded without regarding these underlying collective mental settings out of which scientists work, i.e. out of which science emerges.
Especially the role of conditioning of the collective mental mind set is important: it conditions what individual scientists will (not) be able to imagine.
Likewise can the role of social support and finance not be neglected: as in art: only those scientists who can survive (are financed) can contribute to science.
Prescience (fore-knowing) is an apt descriptor for the precursor stages of science.
From roaming human tribes, to agricultural cultures, to ideology driven ‘nations’, we see a growing tradition of attempts to understanding the cosmos, in art, alchemy, religion; and know as “Science”.
Emergence of Science
The systematic impostulation (imposed postulates) of church (belief-state) dogma led to an alienation of the people from the self-imposed ‘rulers’.
Science arose in opposition against the system of theology - which we can now recognise as its operand basis.
Science as Social Fulcrum
Many interests groups have realised that science has taken on, and over, the role of the churches.
Political and commercial interests have therefore started to - increasingly - condition the workings of science, to condition its (their) outcome.
Scientists are the basis of science; there is no objective reality; only conditional consensus on subjective realisation.
Scientists need to be aware that they, others, humanity and the world will need to learn to live with their findings.
To be continued...