Knowledge Processes Neglected by Science

TRANSCEND MEMBERS, SCIENCE, MEDIA, 19 Nov 2012

Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service

Insights from the Crisis of Science and Belief

Introduction

Systemic knowledge processes neglected by science: What are the dimensions of knowledge and information of which science is itself uncritical or unconscious? Although presented as a checklist below (minimally ordered), the following are variously interrelated from a systemic perspective which could merit clarification (cf. Map of Systemic Interdependencies None Dares Name: 12-fold challenge of global life and death, 2011). A significant proportion of these additional factors would seem to be partially or completely ignored in Sheldrake’s remarkable critique:

  • Unquestioning preoccupation with explanation
  • Undue preoccupation with validation
  • Selective appreciation of creative imagination
  • Unexamined preoccupation with professional reputation and recognition
  • Deprecation of alternatives and anomalies challenging conventional models
  • Methodological dependence on questionable engagement with society
  • Uncritical belief of science in the appropriateness of its own process
  • Institutionalized incoherence and disagreement
  • Ill-considered recognition of constraints and opportunities of an information-based society
  • Self-referential inadequacy of “metascience”

It is the arguments relating to each of these which are explored in the text.

(Annex to Being a Poem in the Making: Engendering a Multiverse through Musing (2012), where references are listed)

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