Dr. Andreas Wolfsson: Sherds of
Aninterestingresearchtopicinitself,althougheven more particular than our present topic, would be to investigate on exactly which levelof the dissemination of science these facts, which so obviously spoil scientic mythologies,getsuppressed.Itiscertainforexamplethattheyarealreadymostlyignoredbyhigh-schoolteachers,andsinceonthisleveltheoverwhelmingmajorityofpeoplestoppursuingscienceforever(beyondatpopularscience–whichisnothingelsethanthespreadingofscienticmythologies), this situation favours the propagation of these mythologies.
Tobeabletoexposethesefacts,rstofallwehavetoexplorethegenesisofphysicalthe-ories, what a physicist means by “understanding” something, and in what ways and meanssuchatheoreticalunderstandingbecomesaphysicalresult,andfurthermore,whatisinfactto be regarded as a physical result. en already from a lower perspective can we show at what stages in these ways and means the exactness gets lost.
way by invoking certain
at is, it is a mathematical procedure or mechan-ism which takes the parameters of the phenomenon as input, and as output yields a set of measurable quantities related to the phenomenon. is set of quantities is to be regardedas a physical result, so these are ultimately
which can be compared with the onesread by the experimenter from the display of some measurement device, or can be given tothe engineer with the prescription that if these quantities (length, mass, current, etc.) areappropriately realised, then his device will function correctly.
From the rst two attributes of physical theories, the empi-rical-materialistic origin, it immediately follows that physics and hence modern sciences,can neither prove nor refute the existence of other, that is, non-empirical–non-materialrealities;
their existence or possibility of existence, stands strictly outside its horizon:
it isunable to touch them.
erefore it should be obvious, but for the sake of completeness wearticulate: Such conceptions that with the help of physics (maybe in the future, as a res-ult of further development), questions pertaining for instance to the existence of God canbe answered, are
similarly to concepts which consider physics the researchinto the “thoughts of God”.
Likewise, it is blasphemous to believe that modern sciencescananswerquestionsconcerning–andtakingexamplesfromthemodernworldaverylong
Cf. René Guénon,
e Reign of uantity & the Signs of the Times,
Chapter XVIII. “Scientic mythology and vulgarisation”.
Including for example the subtle domains of reality, which fall within the powers of magic, the angelic worlds, or the other world in general.
For an account of the total incompetence of not only the scientic but the whole of rational reasoning insuch questions cf. Frithjof Schuon,
e Transcendent Unity of Religions,