The Effect of Modern Science
August 4th, 2009 | Blog, Quotes, disintegration, nature, reality, science, sovereignty, specialization, Sustainable, traditional, Vaclav Havel
Modern science is often controlled and financed by industry that does not have the best interests of the earth and it’s populations at heart. As a result we have geoengineering experiments such as the iron fertilization of oceans so companies can make money off of carbon offsetting, and the terribly destructive frakking for gas. This quote by Vaclav Havel was taken from Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers: The Secrets of Ancient Fermentation p14-15 by Stephen Harrod Buhner.
The relationship to the world that modern science fostered and shaped now appears to have exhausted its potential. It is increasingly clear that, strangely, the relationship is missing something. It fails to connect with the most intrinsic nature of reality, and with natural human experience. It is now more of a source of disintegration and doubt than a source of integration and meaning. It produces what amounts to a state of schizophrenia.
Man as observer is becoming alienated from himself as a being. Classical modern science described only the surface of things, a single dimension of reality. And the more dogmatically science treated it as the only dimension, as the very essence of reality, the more misleading it became.
Today, for instance, we may know immeasurably more about the universe than our ancestors did, and yet, it increasingly seems they knew something more essential about it than we do, something that escapes us. The same is true of nature and ourselves. The more thoroughly all our organs and their functions, their internal structure and the biochemical reactions that take place within them are described, the more we seem to fail to grasp the spirit, purpose and meaning of the system that they create together and that we experience as our unique self. Vaclav Havel — President of the Czech Republic