It’s Time For Science to Move On from Materialism

Feb 03, 2012 by
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The rigid 19th-century orthodoxy should be challenged to allow broader interpretations, as Rupert Sheldrake argues.

 

Werner Heisenberg, one of the founding fathers of quantum physics, once observed that history could be divided into periods according to what people of the time made of matter. In his book Physics and Philosophy, published in the early 60s, he argued that at the beginning of the 20th century we entered a new period. It was then that quantum physics threw off the materialism that dominated the natural sciences of the 19th century.

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