Science and the Myth of Progress

Merhdad Zarandi, Author, Mehrdad M. Zarandi, Editor World Wisdom Books $19.95 (352p) ISBN 978-0-941532-47-1
In these days of incredible technological advances, when almost nothing seems impossible, the question of spiritual knowledge is often overlooked. In this volume, Zarandi, a research scientist at the California Institute of Technology, gathers essays by over a dozen scholars in science, theology and metaphysics that tackle issues raised by modern scientific inquiry--i.e., how much of what we think we know do we really know, and how much progress have we actually made? The contributors' assessments differ from the common understanding of the correlation between science and spirit: while acknowledging the value and contribution science has rendered, Zarandi posits that""the contemporary belief in an endless progress tends toward an almost total rejection of spiritual wisdom's worldviews as being naive, outmoded and contrary to empirical evidence."" This compilation attempts to""provide access to information"" that may enlighten readers who believe there is another realm to reality beyond the physical world, a realm not knowable by reason and scientific inquiry.
Reviewed on: 02/23/2004
Release date: 07/01/2003
Genre: Nonfiction
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