Expanding the Scope of Science
David Lorimer introduces the Galileo Commission Report
The world today is dominated by science and by its underlying assumptions, which are seldom explicitly articulated. The Galileo Commission’s remit is to open public discourse and to find ways to expand science so that it can accommodate and explore important human experiences and questions that science, in its present form, is unable to integrate.
Following widespread consultation with 90 advisers representing 30 universities worldwide, we have published the Galileo Commission Report, written by Prof Dr Harald Walach and entitled Beyond a Materialist Worldview – Towards an Expanded Science. The report has been widely endorsed as a groundbreaking document and we encourage you to read it for yourself and spread the word among your professional network. Summaries of the argument are available in a number of languages.
A Call for a Renaissance of the Spirit in the Humanities
What people say…
Spiritual Awakenings – Marjorie Wollacott & David Lorimer (Eds)
Scholars share the experience of their own spiritual awakening and journey, including encountering challenges to their credibility in academia, if they shared these experiences. Their comments about transformation in values, beliefs, and approaches toward life are very moving, expressing a deep inner wisdom and connection, not only with humanity, but with the earth and cosmos.
Iain McGilchrist – Rediscovering Wisdom in a World Gone Mad
In this conversation, Iain and Helena employ a big-picture lens to critique artificial intelligence, corporate globalization, and the profit-orientation of science and academia. They ask some hard questions about how things might change – through collapse, through movement-building, through grassroots action, or through a combination of these? And they also articulate insights into who we are as human beings, what constitutes genuine intelligence, and what a fulfilling life really entails.
Iain McGilchrist and Muhammed Foulds – The Wisdom Traditions
Galileo Commission adviser Iain McGilchrist talks to Muhammed Foulds, a Biologist & Human Ecologist and Historian specialising in the study of Nature Connectedness, Cosmometry and Biogeometry and its connection to Divine Order.
James Tunney – Rule of an Automaticity Loop
James Tunney, LLM, is an Irish barrister who has lectured on legal matters throughout the world. He is a poet, artist, scholar, and author. His most recent book is Plantation of the Automatons. This interview focuses on the many controlling loops in which we are embedded.
Science in the Age of Podcasts – Alex Gomez-Marin
Podcasts can spread scientific knowledge to diverse audiences but can also exacerbate echo chambers.
The Source and the Genesis: In the Language of Science – A.K. Mukhopadhyay
We are heading towards a new science of information, the science of life, multiversal immersive neuroscience, depth psychology, deep ecology, life-primed physics, and consciousness-primed biology with an entirely new Worldview that simultaneously accommodates the science, humanity, and the spirit.
Iain McGilchrist and Salley Vickers: Imagination and the novelist’s art
Galileo Commission adviser Iain McGilchrist talks to Salley Vickers, who is a writer and lecturer on the connections between literature, psychology and religion, about imagination and art.