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Full Title Volume 7:

Truth of Perpetual Motion and Limitations of Science, Exploring Ancient Wisdom

Volume 7
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Length of Volume 7: 350 pages

 

PREFACE

Extracts

 

....The volume deals with the attributes of domain of science. It shows what science is and what it is not, what material is included and what is excluded, and not only where the boundaries are located but also how definite and distinct are these boundaries. It also discusses who scientists are, what they do, and how do they work.

 

The volume attempts to discuss fundamental concepts of science which forms the foundation upon which the edifice of science is built. This book attempts to give reader a feeling for what the science is, to point out potential pitfalls and other sources of possible trouble that has directly or indirectly delayed the perpetual motion. However, science is our best method of gaining objective knowledge.  It is a self-correcting system that applies logic and empirical methods to test theories of nature against the observable data.  All theories are given a fair treatment by the scientific method, but if they are not up to the mark, if they fail the tests, then they should be abandoned.  Science does not prove its theories; they are all accepted only tentatively. In studying the development of scientific theories we frequently find that a particular theory seems to ebb and flow, now being received, now rejected.  A scientist is always willing to throw out even the most successful of theories if new evidence is found that conflicts with existing theory.  However, to overthrow a successful theory requires extraordinary evidence like perpetual motion and it is to be seen now how long perpetual motionist will wait to see their invention and theory to get recognition in science. Eminent philosophers and critics of science like Ernst mach, Henri Poincare, C.S. Peirce, P.W. Bridgman and J.B. Stallo have attempted to find out loopholes in the structure of physics and elucidate relationship between symbols and facts of physics. The school of thought has been called “positivism,” pragmatism and operationalism. This volume on the limitations of science follows their lines in general. The spirit of all these school of thoughts is one and the same..... 

 

Without any serious investigations into perpetual motion and any effort to invent perpetual motion, scientist declared that perpetual motion is impossible and it is absurd. It is the characteristics of the ‘conditioned mind ' that it regards as absurd anything that does not agree with itself; i.e. with accepted conceptions. But it would be correct to say that accepted conceptions are not necessarily true; and, therefore, absurdity is not necessarily identical with untruth. We have many examples from the history of science to demonstrate this assertion. The pronouncement of the heliocentric theory was regarded as 'absurd.' Yet it has been found to be true.  It seemed absurd for no other reason than because it conflicted with accepted doctrines of religion. In the course of time, facts will always prove or disprove whatever the Mind, the chief arbitrator, approves or disapproves of. Sooner or later, science has to recognize truth of perpetual motion and realize that law of conservation of energy is based on a bundle of more or less illogical conceptions corollaries of which may be true, many of which are certainly false.

 

In presenting the volume, an attempt is made to review structure of science in the light of perpetual motion so that readers can realize that philosophy including scientific theories largely deals with the interpretations of facts, and not with the facts themselves. The facts may be true, and the interpretations false. Now, in the present work, we do not question the truth of any known facts, i.e. of any actually observed phenomena, but merely the correctness of their interpretations. For example, it is fact that planetary motion is around the sun is perpetual but its interpretation by physicist and perpetual motion are different that leads to contradictory worldviews. By various mechanical means, assumptions, empirical theories, and conceptual models cosmologists and astronomers are trying with tremendous vigor to understand working of universe. Yet they are far away from the truth reason being that they have been unable to conceive principle of perpetual motion in nature. Over-balancing wheel is one of the best models to explain working of the universe.....

 

In spite of the limitations of science, the sheer success and power of the science over that last 150 years is undoubtedly a great land mark in human history, as we have seen. This raises the obvious question and temptation. Is the success of science a model for all other human knowledge? Should we not make the scientific way of knowing the only way of knowing? But science has many limitations. “We can admittedly find that nothing in physics or chemistry that has even a remote bearing on consciousness. Yet all of us know that there is such a thing as consciousness, simply because we have it ourselves. Hence consciousness must be part of nature, or more generally, of reality, which means that, quite apart from the laws of physics and chemistry, we must also consider laws of quite a  different nature.”[1][1]

 

....Science throws no light on the realm of moral, aesthetic or religious beliefs. Science can’t help us with questions about the supernatural. Study of science only implies the study of material universe in which man live and of which he is a part. The scientific method limits the search for reality to the physical; it excludes the spiritual. The scientific method cannot address ethical questions. The problem of deciding good and bad, right and wrong, is outside the determination of science; thus the scientific method is amoral. By definition, it cannot speak to issues of ultimate origin, meaning, or morality. For such answers, science is dependent on the values and personal beliefs of those who use it. Science, therefore, has great potential for both good and evil. It can be used to make vaccines or poisons, nuclear power plants or nuclear weapons. It can be used to clean up the environment or to pollute it.

 

....The scientific method has many other limitations. Science does not make moral judgments. Anyone who tries to draw moral lessons from the laws of nature is on very dangerous ground. To find the answers to the "big questions" of life, we cannot look only to science. Scientific method is limited to a process defined by that which is measurable and repeatable. It can be used to argue for God or against Him. Science by itself offers no moral guidance or values to govern our lives. All science can do is show us how natural law works, while telling us nothing about its origins. Scientific method can only comprehend physical reality, lacking as it does and denying the benefit of psychic intuition and gnosis that enables perception of other (non-physical) worlds and cycles of existence.

 

....The very success of mathematics tempts scientists to overdo it, to ignore the limits of science. Science advance its boundaries to explore the area of known by excursions into unknown by finding relationship between previously uncorrelated facts, by making new observations. Every scientist is aware of great area of ignorance in or near his specialty. Every invention or discovery only whets appetite for more opens up new streams of knowledge and points out more paths to follow into unknown. Therefore, the question that how much science can expand beyond its present boundaries cannot be answered for the extent of the unknown or uncorrelated is infinite. Therefore science has to proceed without limit. ……..



[1][1] M. Polanyi, Life’s Irreducible Structure”, Science, 1968, 160:1308-1312?

 

 

 

 

 

CONTENTS

 

 

i

 

 

 

Preface

 

ii

Acknowledgements

 

 

 

 

1

PRELUDE: ADVENT OF MAN

 

 

 

 

1.1

Discovery of Fire

 

       1.2

Invention of Wheel and Axle

 

1.3

Development of Agriculture

 

1.4

Emergence of Different Civilizations             

 

1.5

Lost Civilizations

 

1.6

Egypt, China, Mayan and Inca, Roman

 

 

 

 

2

ANCIENT WISDOM

 

2.1

Puzzling Ancient Structures and Artifacts

 

2.2

Diffusion of Knowledge

 

3

RISE OF SCIENCE

 

 

3.1

Ancient Wisdom

 

3.2

Eurocentric Science

 

3.3

The Origin and Development

of Scientific Method

 

3.4

Eurocentric Science

 

3.5

India's Rationalistic Period

 

3.6

The Development of Scientific Method in West

 

3.7

Greek Materialistic Philosophy

 

3.8

Middle Ages

 

3.9

Roger Bacon (1214 – 1292),

 

3.10

Renaissance and Age of Enlightenment

 

3.11

Establishment of Science

 

       3.12

Exploitation of Nature

 

       3.13

Christianity and Science

 

4

WHY DID NOT SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION OCCUR IN INDIA?

 

 

4.

LIMITATIONS OF SCIENCE

 

 

4.1

Initial Success of Science

 

4.2

Science and Perpetual Motion

 

4.3

Limitations of Science

 

4.4

Invention:  Role of Logic and Intuition

 

4.5

Science Does Not Tell Any Thing about Morals

 

4.6

Design and Purpose

 

4.7

The Intelligent Design Issue

 

4.8

Supernatural

 

4.9

Ultimate Reality

 

 

 

 

5

HOW IS THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD CARRIED OUT?

 

 

5.1

Initial Observations and Objectives

 

5.2

Hypothesis Formulation

 

5.3

Analysis of the Data

 

5.4

Summarization of Results

 

5.5

There is No Fail Proof Scientific Method

 

5.6

Is Science Our Best Method Of

Acquiring Knowledge?

 

 

 

 

6

LIMITATIONS OF SCIENTIFIC METHOD

 

 

6.1

Measurement Problem

 

6.2

Role of Mathematics

 

6.3

Method of Classification

 

6.4

Who is Scientist?

 

6.5

LIMITATIONS OF OBSERVATIONS

 

6.6

WHAT IS THE REALITY OF OBSERVATIONAL WORLD?

 

6.7

VALIDITY OF EXPERIMENTATION

 

6.8

LIMITATIONS OF SCIENTIFIC LAWS

 

6.9

LIMITATIONS OF A SCIENTIFIC THEORY

 

 

6.10

Reasons to Doubt the Validity of Relativity Theory

 

 

7

STRUCTURE OF SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTIONS

 

 

7.1

Theories Are in Conflict

 

7.2

Science and the Changing Paradigm

 

 

 

 

8

INVENTOR VS SCIENTIST

CHANGING SCENARIO OF SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY

 

 

8.1

Research Individual and Scientific Discovery

 

 

 

 

9

IS   SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AT ITS END?

 

 

10

SYNTHESIS

OF SCIENCE AND RELIGION

 

 

10.1

East and West, Both Are Best

 

10.2

Evils of Materialism

 

10.3

Union of East and West: Religion and Science

 

 

11

SETTING AN ALTERNATIVE PARADIGM

 

 

 

 

11.1

Introduction

 

 

11.2

Are The General Laws Of Nature Pure Convention?

 

11.3

Role of  Perpetual Motion

 

11.4

Over-balancing wheel and Consciousness

 

11.5

Design and Designer

 

11.6

Mystery of Life

 

11.7

Need To Discover New Laws and Set Alternative Paradigm

 

11.8

Search for the Highest Principles and Alternative Paradigm of Energy

 

 

 

 

12

NEED OF CULTURAL REVOLUTION

 

12.1

Can We Revive Our Glorious Past?

 

 

 

 

12.2

Futuristic Science

 

 

 

 

13

Notes and References

 

 

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Hopefully, you will agree with my views that you will find in the pages of my EEC series of books but I am also equally aware that you may not agree with me on certain points discussed in these volumes. Before arriving at any definite conclusions to anything published in these books, I shall advise you to do your own research & contribute your own unique creative insights. My views and thoughts contained in these books are mostly anti scientific establishment, non-dogmatic. They contain explorations of ideas largely found in Eastern ancient Wisdom like Vedas etc, as well as my own creative ideas with freedom of thought. According to doctrine of “Syadvada” in Jainism, no truth is final, therefore, never bound yourself to saying this is the only truth. Truth is always plural and that which is plural is not the “absolute truth”!

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