Science Religion and Dogma

Science, Religion and Dogma

Posted on March 21, 2008. Filed under: Science Religion and Dogma |

I ran across an article the other day where the writer quoted Physicist Beverly Rubik Ph.D., Director of the Center for Frontier Sciences at Temple University in Philadelphia. I liked what she had to say and thought it pertained to our discussions on homeopathy:

“Perhaps the greatest obstacle that frontier scientists are unprepared for but inevitably face is political – the tendency for human systems to resist change, to resist the impact of new discoveries, especially those that challenge the status quo of the scientific establishment
“Science” has become institutionalized and is largely regulated by an establishment community that governs and maintains itself … In recent times there has been a narrowing of perspectives resulting in a growing dogmatism, a dogmatic scientism. There is arrogance bordering on worship of contemporary scientific concepts and models … taught in our schools in a deadening way which only serves to perpetrate the dogma …
Strangely, the contemporary scientific establishment has taken on the behavior of one of its early oppressors: the church. Priests in white lab coats work in glass-and-steel cathedral-like laboratories, under the rule of bishops and cardinals who maintain orthodoxy through mainstream “peer review”.”

It is interesting that she makes a religious analogy when so very often the critics of homeopathy suggest that adhering to Hahnemann’s teachings smacks of religious dogma. Maybe their accusations are projection.

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