Worth Much Consideration
Posted on 2005.09.19 at 11:00
<td>Can We Learn to Think like a Plant?
The problem with science today is that it stops short of
knowing the physical world -- as opposed to the self-
contained domain of logic and mathematics -- because it
ignores the many-faceted inner realm where we experience
the world as much more than measure and quantity.
In some ways the last few hundred years of science have
amounted to the insane project of mapping reality according
to a schema of intelligibility while denying intelligibility
What scientists need to realize is that our conscious (and
unconscious) interior is vastly richer than the contentless
abstractions playing over the convoluted surface of our
brains. We are creatures of imagination, of heart-felt
feeling, and of will raying out through our muscles and
bones. And to the degree we must call on the full powers of
this inner language in order to comprehend, for example, the
leaves successively gestured forth along the stem of a
buttercup -- to the degree this language makes the world
intelligible -- we must acknowledge that the language speaks
truly. That is, it reveals the world, which is to say that
what speaks in us speaks also in the world.Thank you NetFuture. Super Furry Animals, "Atomik Lust"