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Science and the Myth of Progress
Science and the Myth of Progress

Science and the Myth of Progress

by Mehrdad M Zarandi

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English

Publisher

Indica Books

ISBN

8186569634 - Year: 2006 - Pages: 331

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Paperback

Mehrdad M Zarandi
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Author: Mehrdad M Zarandi
Foreword/Introductio: Giovanni Monastra
Publisher: Indica Books
Year: 2006
Language: English
Pages: 331
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8186569634

Description

This organic collection of essays on science and the myth of progress resembles a mosaic of value, where each part has its function in the whole, while some deserve play a more pivotal role, giving a precious mark to it.

There is a domain of reality which is the material world. There is a means of acquiring knowledge about this domain, which is the human mind with its tool of reason. The modern era has been distinguished by an ever increasing acquisition of information and the technological wonders it has produced are inextricably bound up with the idea of human progress through material enrichment and empowerment.

“The great advantage of this book is that it puts together texts of authors(scientists, philosophers and theologians) whose lucidity about modern science goes far beyond emotional reaction and moralist subjectivity; and this ‘tour de force’ is accomplished from within the point of view of the main traditional religions. Here, Science and Faith are reconciled in an unexpected way: scientific objectivity is not an issue; but the real issue, where one sees no proof of progress, is whether man is capable of using modern science properly. A must for the reader who wants to sharpen his or her discernment about modern science.”
Jean-Pierre Lafouge, Marquette University

“Writing as an active research scientist, living in the present Culture of Disbelief created (partly unwittingly) by the science establishment, I can think of no Research and Development project more significant to the future of humanity than putting ‘science’ back into its proper place as a part of culture, but not its religion. This book is an excellent contribution to that paramount goal.”
Rustum Roy, Even Pugh Professor of the Solid State,
Emeritus, Pennsylvania State University

Contents

Foreword
Giovanni Monastra

Preface


In the Wake of the fall
Frithjof Schuon

Sacred and Profane Science
Rene Guenon

Traditional Cosmology and the Modern World
Titus Burckhardt

Religion and Science
Lord Northbourne

Contemporary Man, between the Rim and the Axis
Seyyed Hossein Nasr

Christianity and the Religious Thought of C. G. Jung
Philip Sherrard

On earth as It Is in Heaven
James S. Cutsinger

The Nature and Extent of Criticism
of the Evolutionary Theory
Osman Bakar

Knowledge and Knowledge
D. M. Matheson

Knowledge and its Counterfeits
Gai Eaton

Ignorance
Wendell Berry

The Plague of Scientistic Belief
Wolfgang Smith

Scientism: The Bedrock of the Modern Worldview
Huston Smith

Life as Non-Historical Reality
Giuseppe Sermonti

Man, Creation and the Fossil Record
Michael Robert Negus

The Act of Creation: Bridging Transcendence
and Immanence
William A. Dembski

Epilogue
E. F. Schumacher


Acknowledgments

Biographies of Contributors

Index

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