‘To the world that modern science fostered and shaped now appears to have exhausted its potential. It is increasingly clear that, strangely, the relationship is missing something. It fails to connect with the most intrinsic nature of reality, and with natural human experience. It is now more of a source of disintegration and doubt that the source of integration and meaning. It produces what amounts to a state of schizophrenia. Man as observer is becoming alienated from himself as a being. Classical modern science described only the surface of things, a single dimensional of reality. And the more dogmatically science treated it as the only guy mention, as the very essence of reality, the more misleading it became. Today for instance we may know immeasurably more about the universe than our ancestors did, and yet, it increasingly seems that they knew something more essential about it than we do, something that escapes us. The same is true of nature and ourselves. The more thoroughly all our organs and their functions, their internal structure and the biochemical reactions that take place within them are described, the more we seem to fail to grasp the spirit, purpose and meaning of the system that they create together and that we experience as their unique self’. Vaclav Havel the first President of the Czech Republic.
Reductionist thinking reduces us to a closed mind in any area of endeavour remember the mind is like a parachute it works best when it is open. This seems to be lost on the education system not just here but in most countries; what we need now is diversity and flexibility of thinking.
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