The Peace of God to all that belong to the light,
I think the claim of that open this thread about the inverse proportional relationship between religious and intelligence is a so relative and in my
personal opinion objectable proposition, depends of course of the very materialistic mentality of some western scientists, that dont not allow them
to see that the boundaries between the academic disciplines and the three great sources of knowledge: Philosophy, Religion and Science are not defined
in the so rigid way you claim.
If that would be the case there has not been opportunity to exist for the Parapsicology that is a modern Science incharged of the study of all the
paranormal pheonomenon & we can say the same about Sophrology an entire branch of Medecine focused in the connection between mind and body.
The first thing that I feel is necessary to explain is that Science has two major lines of research and knowledge my friend:
- The Aristotelic one that follows and priviledged the observation as the only source of knowledge, approach that is very used in natural sciences,
that was exhaustived explored in the XX century.
I think that is the one that is behind and supported the so dared claim that open this thread.
- The Platonic one, that found all his work in the pure reasoning, in other words it claims that only the reason can reach the actual knowledge of
the things since any that can be detected by the senses is mere appearance, and the appearance usually deceives
. This is the way of Mathematics by
Let me illustrate this idea by mentioning Igor Shafarevich, a Mystic but also famous Russian Algebraic Geometer:
"Mathematicians don't make Mathematics, they are instrument for mathematics to make itself. This strange sounding theory is supported by many
instances of repeated or simultanous discovery."
Is it possible to find a more religious way to express the advance of the Queen of all the Sciences, the one that gives scientific character to many
other academic disciplines?
If you want to know more about this concept pls visit the following link:
By the way I suggest you also to give a glance to the interesting article:
Russian Religious Mystics and French
Rationalists: Mathematics, 1900–1930
by Loren Graham and Jean-Michel Kantor
available in the web at: www.amacad.org...
Throug these readings it is possible to expand not only the knowledge about the History of Mathematics to understand that the paradigms, like the one
given to open this thread are certainly so rigid and relatively false.
Sir Isaac Newton, the father of the modern Physcis, was a famous Alchemyst, you can verify that by watching the nice documentary of Nova about that
topic, look at it in the PBS website.
The French Mathematicians Rene Descartes and Blas Pascal were both active members of the Rosacrusian Mystic Secret Societes of their epoch.
It is possible to track how close has been mysthics and esoterism with mathematics starting with the trips of Archimedes to the great temples of Egypt
and the Secret Society that Pithagoras leaded in ancient Greece.
The topic of this thread recall me How attonished was for the Scientific community only few years ago the attitude of Dr Gregori Perelman, the
enigmatic Russia Mathematician of the University of St Petersburg that finally successfully solved the Poincare Conjeture, a so complex challlange in
that discipline for more than a century.
Greater suprise is the one produced when this same personage, that has a very Mystic look, decided to reject the famous Field Medal and the European
mathematical society prize.
If you are not familiar with this business pls chk the Article of New York times:
Ideas & Trends
The Math Was Complex, the Intentions, Strikingly Simple
By GEORGE JOHNSON
Published: August 27, 2006
Russian mathematician announces proof of celebrated Poincaré Conjecture
By Alex Lefebvre
It is still a huge mystery the strange traditional relationship that has in Russia the Mathematical science with the Mysticism and the esoterism, a
possible continuation of the Pithagoric tradition that Russia inherit from ancient Greeks and Bizantines.
If you want to know more about this point of view, let me tell to you that I am a Scientist & a Psyquic that usually publish in dreams and predictions
at BTS and in Predictions & Prophecies at ATS, with a higher level of accompliment in forecasts.
Pls Chk my profile at:www.abovetopsecret.com...
and my threads at:
The Angel of lightness
"God doesnt play with dice."
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[edit on 6/15/2008 by The angel of light]