Part of the Whole
by Liam Scheff
The central operating premise at the core of what we call “science” is not to discover what is true; it is that religion (especially Christianity) is wrong.
“Where do we come from, how did we get here, how do our bodies heal and work?” These are the larger existential questions that religion used to try or pretend to answer – a task now performed by ‘science.’
20th and 21st C. science, as a philosophy, gets almost all of these questions wrong because it is not, as is often claimed, a progressive, forward-thinking philosophy; it is, in its heart, a regressive, reactive anti-philosophy.
Mechanical studies and engineering, generally operating more freely and in more practical applications than medicine, and driven by “market” and consumer demand tend to be much freer – so that we’ve seen the advance in silica machining (computer chips) and video and audio reproduction. But from astronomy to virology to ‘evolution’ and biology – today’s science has most of its attention diverted, without realizing it, on continuing to reject medieval Christianity. (Nothing can be intelligent; nothing has purpose, everything is dumb, ‘random,’ blind).
The grander “sciences,” which dare to tell us how to live, who to inject, who is infected, and what to do with them, is a church. In its fight to destroy its historical parent (the medieval church), it has usurped its position. Only when any need to prove or disprove a religion has left your being can you look at something and have the freedom to try to understand what it really is.
We’re deeply, truly stupid, as a culture, because we will ourselves to be. The universe is alive, thinking, feeling – we are nodes in its being. We are alive because it is alive. We think because it thinks. It thinks us. It is us, and we are a very small but quite real part of the whole.