Re: Theos-World Is Observation Such a Bad Thing?
May 12, 1999 10:46 AM
by Gerry Druckerman
While it is true to some scientist , theosophy is theory, and to others
worthless speculation, it is to my understanding that to Adepts it is
science. For those of us attracted to theosophy, it resonates to our
rational mind, appeals to our intuitive nature, and in some small areas
we verify aspects of it in our own life (science). When we look at the
present day science, the great majority of us cannot duplicate and
verify much of what is proposed. It seems that puts us in a similar
position of depending on our resources of rational mind and intuition.
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>>It covers areas that modern Science has not penetrated, because they
are (sadly) still completely tied to the merely physiological fossils
that are uncovered here and there, and on which they have sought to base
their reconstruction of the antiquity and origin of man.>>
Dallas, I don't want to start yet another discussion, but I feel I
have to say something here in defense of science. Science
tries to obtain facts, and then generates theories to explain
those facts. Fossils are facts. "Pudding bags" are theory.
Anything that cannot be observed has to come
under the heading of theory. Almost all of the SD is theory,
which we are all free to accept or reject until "proved" by
hard evidence. Science has not rejected the SD, so much
as it has simply been unable to produce any hard evidence
to substantiate it. Thus it remains theory. Why is this "sad?"
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