Ideas about the nature of reality
Nine gateways to greater understanding:
Context blindness: caetextia in individuals and organizations
ORDINARILY people assume that science is steadily expanding its understanding
of how things work and why. In reality however, as many scientists themselves
acknowledge, chasms of ignorance open up with every advance they
appear to make. The great gaps in fundamental knowledge at the heart of physics and
biology can seem insurmountable – but are they?
The big mysteries facing science are: How
did the Universe begin? What forces hold it together? What is the
‘nothing’ out of which the information arrived that formed our
do particles create relationships with other particles? How
did life arise from inanimate matter – and why? What is the vital
information that made life possible – and where did it come from? How
appear? What is consciousness? What is mind? Can an individual's consciousness
survive death? Is the Universe itself conscious?