Once in a while a book comes along that totally redefines the world. Science's First Mistake is definitely on that list.
Written by Ian O. Angell and Dionysios S. Demetis, this book challenges many of the long standing assumptions about how science is conducted. For years, those in the Quantum Physics business took for granted that the outcome of experiments (notably those involving the Uncertainty Principle) depened entirely upon what the 'observer' was testing for. However, the next logical step, which is outlined in the 12 Nidana's and the doctrine of co-dependent origination has the observer, not only as part of the experiment, but more importantly, an active participant in the reality which makes up the experiment, whose presence has not been fully appreciated.
From the authors:
Our short (and hence superficial) answer is that the Science’s First Mistake is the assumption that our world operates according to causal
laws – that causality is built into the fabric of that world, and that
Science is the uncovering of those laws from empirical observations.
This book on the other hand claims that Science is a collection of
delusions in pursuit of theory, an umbrella-term covering an incoherent
and un-unifiable set of socially-constructed, self-referential linear
abstractions for describing what is our non-linear world.
The book is available for free download at the publisher's website
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