BEYOND FORM. May take a while and bit of effort to digest, but extremely pertinent. Another manifestation of a 'shifting-return' paradigm (kebun jiwa halus' fancy term) taking place across disciplinary boundaries today and in the future.
This talk by Rupert Sheldrake was banned by Ted because he exposes and questions the dogmas of science, which are the default worldview of the mainstream science world.
Here are the 10 dogmas he has found to exist within mainstream science today.
1. Nature is mechanical or machine like
2. All matter is unconscious
3. The laws or constants of nature are fixed
4. The total amount of matter and energy is always the same
5. Nature is purposeless
6. Biological heredity is material
7. Memories are stored inside your brain
8. Your mind is inside your head
9. Psychic phenomena like telepathy is not possible
10. Mechanistic medicine is the only kind that works
Compare the dogmas above with the following comparisons of 3 paradigms - traditional, newtonian (classical physics that have been 'dogmatized' if not 'institutionalized' globally in our education system) and post-Einstein (quantum). Upon comparison, we can trace commonalities between traditional paradigm with post-Einstein (quantum).
Source: Amjad Mukhtar, "Islamic and Modern Architecture in the Perspective of Cosmology" in 'Seni & Kosmologi (Art & Cosmology) - Kosmologi Islam dalam Kesenian Melayu (Islamic Cosmology in Malay Arts), Akademi Pengajian Melayu, Universiti Malaya, 1997.
It is a shift' from 'classical' paradigm to a 'quantum' paradigm, which also connotes a return to traditional cosmology, thus we refer to as a 'shifting-return' paradigm.
Few would suggest that this trans-humanist, post-body, post-info-age, inter-disciplinary, neural-innernet 'shifting-return' paradigm is taking place sporadically around the world, including in Malaysia. Yet, the 'classical' paradigm that has been dogmatized and institutionalized (also deeply-embedded within capitalistic status-quo and mindframe) is still egoistically dominant, stubborn, even reluctant to 'let go', thus more 'global crisis'. Few other would hypothesize that we r in a phase of collective unconsciousness, where previously-held habitual and collective 'unnatural' (against 'fitrah') world-view is having a hard time to dissolve (to 'wake up' = b conscious).
Bangunlah sayang, 'demi masa' mu. (Wake up my love, in the name of time). Wal'asr.