British Science vs the Heretics

Build a good old-fashioned bonfire, we’ve got some scientific heretics to burn. An unbelievable row has erupted at the British Association for the Advancement of Science, after Rupert Sheldrake, Peter Fenwick and Deborah Delanoy were (gasp!) allowed to speak at the meeting. Plenty of scientists professed their outrage to The Times, including Lord Winston and mis-titled ‘paranormal researcher’ Richard Wiseman (who at least varied the usual Nazi slur on parapsychology, with a much more tasteful racist analogy). Ironically, the AS is a charity “that seeks to advance public understanding, accessibility and accountability of the sciences”. We can’t have the public understanding the research presented by the ‘heretics’. so let’s throw out some pithy and unresearched opinions to let them know that the church of materialism remains infallible. I actually laughed at the sheer 1633-ness of it all while reading. Thanks Kat.

Update: Rupert Sheldrake has an article in The Times with more background on his topics of interest. Also, Sheldrake’s website has been redesigned, it now looks like this.

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  1. I know how Galileo felt
    >>For the next several years Galileo stayed well away from the controversy.<< This basically is what I do. Essentially the unbelievers cannot and will not be convinced. Until that fateful moment that it actually happens to one of them. Ah ha! WHAT a frickin' revelation ... you would think they and they alone have discovered something entirely new. Here's a clue boys. It's been there all along. Right there you bunch of nitwits, inside you, this timeless and eternal, all knowing, all loving presence. I'm so sorry for the cynicism, it's just that I've had it with the ones who 'know it all' in the world. My normally long suffering patience has worn thin. (It's been one of those weeks.) Yes, I do understand their points, and yes I do know that they have very valid arguments. But for one moment, can these entrenched individuals suspend their disbelief long enough to reflect on the reams of data and say to themselves "it may very well be possible" just for once. I long for that day. OK ... rant over Hugs and love all around. Pam -----------------------------Truth is stranger than fiction.

    1. my rant
      This basically is what I do to protect my own self … like Galileo I too try and tried to stay away from controversy. Essentially the unbelievers cannot and will not be convinced. Until that fateful moment that it actually happens to one of them. Ah ha! WHAT a frickin’ revelation … you would think they and they alone have discovered something entirely new. Here’s a clue boys. It’s been there all along. Right there you bunch of nitwits, inside you, this timeless and eternal, all knowing, all loving presence.

      I’m so sorry for the cynicism, it’s just that I’ve had it with the ones who ‘know it all’ in the world. My normally long suffering patience has worn thin. Yes, I do understand their points, and yes I do know that they have very valid arguments. But for one moment, can these entrenched individuals suspend their disbelief long enough to reflect on the reams of data and say to themselves “it may very well be possible” just for once. I long for that day.

      OK … rant over

      Hugs and love all around. Pam —————————–Truth is stranger than fiction.

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