Finally — finally! after so many dead and deadening centuries — it appears that “science” is going to be forced to drop the “scientific” materialism, and reductionism, that have caused so much trouble in the world. Read this article.
I have a tendency to read too quickly, which causes me to miss some things on my first pass. Glancing at it again, i noticed that this excellent summary of the outlines of post-materialist science was presented by three authors, one of whom is “Dr. Gary Schwartz, professor of psychology, medicine, neurology, psychiatry, and surgery at the University of Arizona.” The article might have added, “and Hampton Roads author.”
What a long bow the universe pulls! I met Gary so long ago, and edited and published his book The Living Energy Universe, and in that small way helped him along the path he was already traveling, from scientific materialism to a more expansive, inclusive view of science and the world. And he in turn has been working among those I could never reach, for lack of scientific credentials. Very efficient, the universe.