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Why Science is a Monopoly on the Construction of Meaning
The reputation of scientific thinking is as established as your own heart beat, your own breath. Every minute aspect of your experience in the human form has been extensively quantified and imbued into an endless index of mathematical derivations and latin nomenclature. The only way to disprove scientific methodology is to die, and enter a space where neither scientific thinking or thinking in general, hold any sway on perceptions of change. However, even the frontiers of the death are now being probed by science. You may be thinking, what is there to complain about science? Science has given us life-saving medicines, technologies, and medical practices. Science has saved us from epidemics, nuclear catastrophes, and natural disasters. Many people accept science for all that it has done for humanity; not because they have earnestly engaged it through their own critique of its culturally partisan origins, and found nothing disturbing of it. Science is a historically supported “event” in progress. An event that can be understood in its dual identities. There is the friendly “eurocentric” identity of science-known by the majority of the civilized world, and then there is the identity of scientific thinking that is recognized by indigenous man:
“Eurocentric refers to a set of philosophical propositions that are rooted in Greco-Roman philosophy and during that period called the Enlightenment. Among the basic ideas of this worldview are the idea that the material world is defining and real in contrast to the spiritual one…”
The philosophy of science is a legitimized stammering for framing an etiquette in the ways of discovering the mystery of “Life.” Before one can postulate on the fabric of reality, one must adorn a language capable of compartmentalizing the moment to moment realization of the mechanics of the exterior world. Indigenous man, on the contrary, lives inseparably within his ideological contouring of paradoxical vistas. http://www.loicz.org/imperia/md/content/loicz/science/cca/wkces_c.brooks.pdf
Before an aspiring pupil of quantum physics can begin understanding any one principle on the mathematics of space-time, they must become physically clean or sterile. They must bathe, and dress in practical western attire to walk the cold fumigated corridors of science. Yet the indigenous man, need not wear anything, as he exists already primed for the reception of knowledge that is unbound by facets of civilized life-i.e. money, or academic aptitude. Even as one could stand over a crowd with enough credentials to purport that empty space is made up of continuously smaller and smaller things; one must spend years of his or her life, nose deep in-not only western academia-but the sociology within it, or the culture of such circumstances embedded in its maintenance.
Indigenous man's systems of knowledge construction are long forgotten and remote. But science is a method of reality building that is readily available, easily utilized by all and unanimously affirmed to be true. Science not only dictates the relevancies of your personal reality, but also implies that you can walk away from your own paradigmatic assimilation of scientific principles, forget about it, or store it for later use. Essentially, Science is the creation of a spiritual to physical relay, that functions through an inherent tendency to distance itself from all of its implications enunciated for the physical world. Science can stipulate that all matter is made of atoms, though any person learning this idea, can store this information in their memory for a time when it is more immediately relevant to their waking experience. Because the concepts of science can all be stored into memory, they can also be incorporated into one’s subconscious mind.
Once a thought has fermented within the subconscious mind, it has the power to influence the creation of the mind’s waking experience. An individual’s ability to consciously manifest their waking experience is dependent on their own interactions within their external environment and that environment’s influence on their own internal environment. To trivialize the external world where everyday alchemical imprinting occurs, the garments that provide the individual warmth or identity, the food that becomes an extension of the individual’s physical self, and the societal relationships and/or the parameters of those roles, is to endorse a monopoly of the substrate where all meaning emerges and clarifies. That is exactly what science has done. The hands of scientific thought now control your more immediate access to food, water, clothing, long distance communications-(except for telepathic communications)-and even an elevated societal status.
There are immensely different ways of representing information that, put pressure on the core of our cultural foundations for how meaning is traditionally constructed and conveyed. How can you visualize any color, if you have been indoctrinated your whole life, to a way of viewing the world that ignores all pigmentations? Science was purposely designed to self authenticate and perpetuate to no end. Therefore the only way to inspect science by the nature of its philosophy, is to acknowledge that science taken into the mind is a choice. To study the philosophy of science you need not ignore scientific principles or praise them, instead you must look for the cultural contexts that spurned the questions for which science now has supplied the answers.