An exhortation to expand your understanding beyond the bounds of reason.
Presented at MIT, 2011, at the Memorial to Jerome Lettvin.
“Our scientific world view is rooted in the power of governments and corporations. A cosmology first institutionalized in schools and universities as an abstract study, with little more authority than the early doctors had in medicine, now dominates our world uncontested. Scientific arguments and formulas provide the guidance once read from chicken entrails by oracles and priests.
“Science depends upon interaction because interaction precedes observation. The method of science: observe, predict, verify, and reproduce, presumes interaction with the environment. The differentiation between the observer and world he or she observes is a prerequisite for observation. Experience is a necessary prerequisite for anything…”