The Science Council defines science as “the pursuit and application of knowledge and understanding of the natural and social world following a systematic, evidence-based methodology. Scientific methodology includes the following: objective observation, measurement, and data (possibly, though not necessarily, using mathematics as a tool); evidence; experiment and/or observation as reference points to test hypotheses; induction; reasoning to establish general rules or conclusions drawn from facts or examples; repetition; critical analysis; verification and proof; critical exposition to scrutiny: peer review and evaluation.”
Critics label the mystical sciences as “non-science-based stuff that has no evidence to support it” since you won’t find it in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
Our view that astrology, reincarnation, psychic work, and other metaphysical disciplines are as valid as mainstream science such as biology is controversial, despite the fact that these fields of study involve all parts of the scientific method (plus peer review) described above.
Critics dismiss past lives, but extensive near-death experience scientific research supports the reincarnation theory.
My-Science-Is-Science-And-Yours-Astrology isn’t for skeptics to laugh at the idea, but again and again, they’re only familiar with modern day sun sign astrology, horoscopes, and other trivial forms of astrology. . . It is not very scientific to claim to have invalidated a body of work without first examining that body of work. The complex patterns in ancient astrology and numerology allow for pattern recognition, the basis of predictive astrology; these disciplines are less indistinct as sciences than cynics believe because they deliver exact patterns based on the energies associated with the place, time, and date of birth.
“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.”
“He who despises the power of intuition will never rise above the ranks of the official calculator.”
“But instinct is something that transcends knowledge. We certainly have certain finer fibers that allow us to perceive truths when logical deduction, or any other voluntary effort of the brain, is useless.”
“Common sense is the set of prejudices acquired at the age of eighteen.”
“Learning many things does not teach understanding.”
The mainstream scientific approach is seriously flawed. James Delingpole describes the failure of peer review: “…Peer review is the benchmark by which most new scientific research tends to be judged. Whether the scientific community is going to take that research seriously , then it must be accepted for publication by one of a fairly small number of academic or quasi-academic journals, such as Nature, Science, and Scientific American Peer review is not a perfect system In the golden age of 20th century science XX was not even considered necessary: neither Watson & Crick nor Einstein were peer reviewed, but in today’s abstruse and fragmented world, where the various branches of science have become increasingly remote and specialized, the Peer review has become widely accepted as the least bad method by which good science can be separated from junk science…. What we see happening is the deterioration of ‘peer review’. peer-reviewed’ to something more like ‘friend review.'”
The crisis of modern science is dire, as evidenced by 157 peer reviews that failed to detect a bogus cancer study.
“…Many studies have shown that peer review does not improve the quality of scientific articles. Scientists themselves know that it does not work. However, the public still sees it as a sign of quality and says: ‘This article was peer reviewed. Peer-reviewed’ or ‘this article was not peer-reviewed’, as if that means anything. It doesn’t. Science is as corruptible a human activity as any other. Its practitioners are not saints, they are human beings, and they do what human beings do: lie, cheat, steal… sue, hide dates, falsify data, exaggerate their own importance and unfairly denigrate opposing points of view. That’s human nature. It’s not going to change.”
–Michael Crichton, “Next”
The flagrant failures of modern science are further illustrated by the accepted standard of the true history of civilization on planet Earth, despite evidence to the contrary; ancient history could be very different from what conventional archaeologists accept as true.
“What we know is a drop, what we don’t know is an ocean.”
• Isaac Newton
“Certainly, there are things worth believing. I believe in the brotherhood of man and the uniqueness of the individual. But if you ask me to prove what I believe, I cannot go my whole life without being able to prove them. The mind can move forward only up to a certain point about what you know and can prove. There comes a point where the mind takes a leap, call it intuition or whatever, and goes to a higher plane of knowledge, but you can never prove how it got there. Everyone great discoveries have involved such a leap”.
Psychology is dismissed as a hard science because there is no clear consensus in many areas within the field, according to skeptics. So it may not be considered “real” science, but it surely has credibility. Few objective people would deny the concepts of repression or emotional projection, for example.
The overheard mindset in the world of mainstream science silences many, but not all, as the quote below demonstrates.
“The reason they don’t pay attention to (astrology) is that it would embarrass them in front of their colleagues. There is no set of proven facts… that says that human behavior does not contain elements that are related to planetary patterns. at the moment of birth. Instead, there is a wide and arrogant understanding among social scientists that folklore, like astrology, is for fools. Without doing any simple experiments to test some of the principles of astrology, has been completely ignored by psychologists in the last two centuries… Most of them are under the false impression that it is not scientific and not a suitable subject for serious study. They are dead wrong. Whether practitioners of Today’s astrology, whether they use scientific methods or not, has no direct bearing on whether the body of knowledge they employ is true and valid.”
–Dr. Kary Banks Mullis, Nobel Prize-winning scientist
We encourage you to keep an open mind towards unconventional thinking, such as the mystical sciences of astrology and numerology, along with psychic work and reincarnation because an open mind, with a healthy sense of discernment, is vital to getting the most out of his life.