Big Questions On Line[A response to Templeton foundation Initiative]
HOW CAN IMAGINATION CHANGE THE WORLD?
Without doubt observation and imagination does play a veryimportant role in science. Einstein said "
Imagination is moreimportant than knowledge
." It is the imagination that gave birthto all great developments in science. Newton's imagination ledto mechanical world view. The relativistic world view was the product Einstein's imagination.Einsteins said
God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically
."Here is what Sir John Templeton said
Both the vastness and theintricacy of the physical universe stretch our imaginations and beckonus to look beyond what is visible, toward the great ocean of realities not visible
Modern scientists, closed behind the doors of the laboratoriesseems to fail to develop new imaginations from nature. Thusthey end manipulating the old imagination into new andcomplex mathematical languages. The biggest flaw of scienceexist in the fact that it studies nature by a process of fragmentation than integration. Scientific path of enquiryamounts to studying life by killing it and searching for the livingelement in it.To answer the "Big Questions" we need new observation innature and imagination that integrates the developments inscience, but makes fundamental changes in our vision andthinking leading it to simplicity.