DOI: 10.14704/nq.2017.15.2.1041

The Mainstream Scientific Community is Open to Incremental but not Holistic Ideas

Maurice Goodman


I agree with the view expressed, in your editorial in the March 2017 issue of Neuroquantology, that we need to be brave enough to rewrite and most likely add to the physics text books if we are to make progress in consciousness and the workings of the mind. The question is, what do we need to add? The good news is that this will not require any new revolution, but a full acceptance that man is not at the centre of the Universe and all that this implies. The bad news is that our behaviour in the 500 years since Copernicus is possibly one of the worst examples, in history, of man’s ‘resistance to change’. It is the mainstream scientific community, still subconsciously rooted in pre-Copernican intuitions, that is preventing progress in the fundamental physics of life and hence in fields such as the mind and consciousness. We need to begin by accepting that earth science is not fundamental and biology is a physical science.


Biological cell, quantum communication, consciousness, physics of life, holism.

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