> However, and when I say linear, the scientific approach has only given
> us reliability within the context of specific problem solving.
So by linear, you mean too narrowly focused. I agree. Sometimes it is
hard to see the big picture when focused on so many details.
> The scientific approach has been blinded by the inability to see a
> that functions only in wholes.
The universe is not formless! It is the articulations and local
manifestations that we study. It is not possible for one person to
study the whole universe. By necessity we carve out small domains and
become fascinated with the particulars. Yet, as a community, we glimpse
the big picture. Scientists such as Newton and Einstein, the ones who
help us grasp the wholeness and beauty of the universe, these are the
ones held in highest esteem by the scientific community.
> What does it cost to buy a bushel of wheat? In the area I live in,
> the cost doesn't reflect the two bushels of soil that are lost for
> each bushel of wheat. But somebody pays for that, both immediately in
> terms of cleaning the roadside ditches and in the long term as dams
> are silted in and productivity diminishes.
I don't think it is fair to blame the scientific method for a failure of
> I believe there is something missing in how we use the scientific
Do you mean how we DO science, or how we USE science?
> The scientific method needs modification to consider a greater whole.
What would you suggest?
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