We close out discussing the Absolute considering the ideas of Hermann Wyle, who made important contributions to 20th century math and science. Wyle’s views provide a natural fit with the yogic view of consciousness and illustrate the integration of science, philosophy, and religion. The example he sets should shame those modern-day scientists and philosophers who see only antagonism where Wyle saw harmony.
Most people do not appreciate that some forms of science are better—much, much better—than others. What makes for good science? We consider some quotes from the famous mathematician and physicists Hermann Weyl that shed light on this issue.
In a conversation with a friend the other day, I mentioned this video by Greg Chaitin. Being the nerd I am, I re-watched it for about the 5th time. Doing so brought to mind ideas I had been meaning to express, but then forgot, but then remembered again on watching the video. It’s basically a meta-theory of knowledge…
Summary: This is part 4 of a 10 part essay that suggests we can think of science as a weak form of samadhi. In Part 4, we roll up our sleeves and start getting technical and discuss the yogic theory of knowledge that underlies what occurs in samadhi.
Summary: This is part 3 of a 10 part essay that suggests we can think of science as a weak form of samadhi. Part 3 brings a critical element into the discussion: that accurate knowledge leads to the ability to manipulate the world. This is true of both science and yoga.
Summary: This is part 2 of a 10 part essay that suggests we can think of science as a weak form of samadhi. Part 2 closes out the discussion of the demarcation problem, and introduces additional ingredients of the discussion: the subjective/objective dichotomy, yoga, and samadhi.
Summary: This is part 1 of a 10 part essay that suggests we can think of science as a weak form of samadhi. Part 1 lays out our basis by trying to figure out how science is distinguished form other forms of human activity, which is called “the demarcation problem”.