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The idea behind science is simple and brilliant: Ask yourself a question about Nature. Then devise a way to answer that question as definitively as possible. Make this question and your results public. Other people can then replicate the study, if they choose to, to prove to themselves that one's conclusions are well thought out, provable, and the results reproducible.

But we here at Pagan Today believe too many scientists are now stuck in a mentality dominated by corporations, fame seeking, and blindered by paradigms of a dead material Universe when it is actually Alive and Evolving. This paradigm leads to a type of "death" science rather than a "life" science. And patterns of such shaded thought are extremely negatively powerful.

One problem we see today is that science seems to have become so profitable it now only looks where the money lies, a large part of a scientist's life spent scrabbling for grant money while the Universe cries out to be understood. And when a question is posed that is considered by the "referees" to be "unuseful", unprofitable, or trivial then the grant money is denied. So scientists, in order to obtain funding, must learn to ask the "approved" questions.

There are no trivial questions in science. The answer cannot be known until one has made an effort to find it. A return to genuine curiosity and intent to understand for the sake of understanding is recommended.

We need to free up our scientific minds to be able to ask questions that question everything, to regain inquisitiveness for everything, and to learn to doubt our infallibility. Maybe then we will prove to ourselves that the Universe is not so much tick-tock clockwork as we think, but open to much much more Magic than we can imagine.

And a topic we find distressing and important: Some of us here at Pagan Today are university trained Biologists. We find that Biology (from Greek words that mean the study of Life) is practiced more as a science of death in most of its fields. One doesn't open and analyse a clock with a hammer. In the biological sciences, terrible things are done to living creatures that are not necessary. Anything to do with animal research should place the quality of Life of the animals as of paramount importance, and not that these feeling, sensitive, scared, child-like creatures are expendable living trash or unfeeling robotoids.

We ask Biologists out there to regain a bit of their sense of wonder for what Life is, and to remember that oftentimes things are more than the sum of their parts.

And we ask them to remember that when working with animals that they are living creatures that suffer, feel pain, feel stress, and have fear, and to be gentle with them please. Start studying Life, and not death.

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Science

The idea behind science is simple and brilliant: Ask yourself a question about Nature. Then devise a way to answer that question as definitively as possible. Make this question and your results public. Other people can then replicate the study, if they choose to, to prove to themselves that one's conclusions are well thought out, provable, and the results reproducible.

But we here at Pagan Today believe too many scientists are now stuck in a mentality dominated by corporations, fame seeking, and blindered by paradigms of a dead material Universe when it is actually Alive and Evolving. This paradigm leads to a type of "death" science rather than a "life" science. And patterns of such shaded thought are extremely negatively powerful.

One problem we see today is that science seems to have become so profitable it now only looks where the money lies, a large part of a scientist's life spent scrabbling for grant money while the Universe cries out to be understood. And when a question is posed that is considered by the "referees" to be "unuseful", unprofitable, or trivial then the grant money is denied. So scientists, in order to obtain funding, must learn to ask the "approved" questions.

There are no trivial questions in science. The answer cannot be known until one has made an effort to find it. A return to genuine curiosity and intent to understand for the sake of understanding is recommended.

We need to free up our scientific minds to be able to ask questions that question everything, to regain inquisitiveness for everything, and to learn to doubt our infallibility. Maybe then we will prove to ourselves that the Universe is not so much tick-tock clockwork as we think, but open to much much more Magic than we can imagine.

And a topic we find distressing and important: Some of us here at Pagan Today are university trained Biologists. We find that Biology (from Greek words that mean the study of Life) is practiced more as a science of death in most of its fields. One doesn't open and analyse a clock with a hammer. In the biological sciences, terrible things are done to living creatures that are not necessary. Anything to do with animal research should place the quality of Life of the animals as of paramount importance, and not that these feeling, sensitive, scared, child-like creatures are expendable living trash or unfeeling robotoids.

We ask Biologists out there to regain a bit of their sense of wonder for what Life is, and to remember that oftentimes things are more than the sum of their parts.

And we ask them to remember that when working with animals that they are living creatures that suffer, feel pain, feel stress, and have fear, and to be gentle with them please. Start studying Life, and not death.
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