The Galileo Commission Report is a paper written by Prof Harald Walach in consultation with a panel of 90 scientists, researchers and academics.
It examines the current role of science in our society, and whilst fully supporting the scientific method it questions the rise of scientism, a fundamentalist approach that refuses a priori to examine phenomenon that does not fit neatly into its reductionist, material paradigm.
Those who practice scientism believe they already know pretty much everything there is to know about you, me and the universe, and the few things they haven’t sorted out will be sorted very shortly using their existing tools.
To be clear, science has done some pretty impressive things, explained a lot of stuff, and it has made our lives ‘easier’ in countless ways. So perhaps we should just let it go about its work without question.
Problem is, there is a growing body of empiric research into phenomenon that does not fit neatly into the current paradigms of science.
Mainstream, commercial science dismisses these anomalous phenomena with a wrapping of non-science mumbo jumbo, and a side serve of woo…. and this is how it is duly received by many.
For example, just reading down this list you can imagine which section of the bookshop they would be stacked in.
- Origins of consciousness.
- Near Death Experiences.
- Remote viewing
- Past life memories
Yet, despite this it is clear to many that things are not as they seem.
Go read the report. It is well worth your time and reflection.
The full report is book length, and makes a fascinating read.
The Layman’s guide is a (relatively) shorter version that presents the main ideas in a summary form.
- DOWNLOAD The easy to understand version (pdf 56 pages).
- DOWNLOAD the deep dive version (pdf 132 pages).
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