Knowledge Processes Neglected by Science
Insights from the Crisis of Science and Belief
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)
This article originally appeared on Transcend Media Service (TMS) on 19 Nov 2012.
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