The Ten Assumptions of Science

Although the book makes an excellent supplement to college courses in scientific philosophy, it is an astounding eye-opener for the educated reader with an interest in science and philosophy.

The Ten Assumptions of Science

Author: Glenn Borchardt

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 059531127X

Page: 140

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The Ten Assumptions of Science presents the logically coherent set of assumptions destined to define 21st century scientific philosophy. Glenn Borchardt first explains why assumptions and not absolutes are necessary for scientific thinking. By exploring the opposition between deterministic and indeterministic views, he clearly shows how critical choices among underlying assumptions either clarify or muddle scientific analysis.He shows how customary mixtures of deterministic and indeterministic assumptions are responsible for the current confusion in modern physics. According to Dr. Borchardt, only rare physicists and philosophers have an inkling of the nature of time, space, energy, and matter. The need for reassessing our fundamental assumptions is indicated by the present sorry state of cosmology. Otherwise intelligent scientists promulgate the idea that the universe expanded from a tiny "singularity" smaller than the period at the end of this sentence. At the very least, adherence to Borchardt's assumptions will contribute to the rejection of the "Big Bang Theory," which has surpassed the flat Earth theory as the greatest embarrassment to serious thinkers everywhere. Although the book makes an excellent supplement to college courses in scientific philosophy, it is an astounding eye-opener for the educated reader with an interest in science and philosophy.

The Ten Assumptions of Science

"The Ten Assumptions of Science" presents the logically coherent set of assumptions destined to define 21st century scientific philosophy.

The Ten Assumptions of Science

Author: Glenn Borchardt, PhD

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595759552

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"The Ten Assumptions of Science" presents the logically coherent set of assumptions destined to define 21st century scientific philosophy. Glenn Borchardt first explains why assumptions and not absolutes are necessary for scientific thinking. By exploring the opposition between deterministic and indeterministic views, he clearly shows how critical choices among underlying assumptions either clarify or muddle scientific analysis.He shows how customary mixtures of deterministic and indeterministic assumptions are responsible for the current confusion in modern physics. According to Dr. Borchardt, only rare physicists and philosophers have an inkling of the nature of time, space, energy, and matter. The need for reassessing our fundamental assumptions is indicated by the present sorry state of cosmology. Otherwise intelligent scientists promulgate the idea that the universe expanded from a tiny

Religious Roots of Relativity

This is the book for you if you have wondered why relativity has remained lucrative and popular despite its weird paradoxes, contradictions, and interpretations.

Religious Roots of Relativity

Author: Glenn Borchardt

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 162

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Dr. Glenn Borchardt has over fifty years of practical and theoretical experience in science and philosophy. He has produced over 500 scientific reports, including journal articles, books, chapters, abstracts, computer programs, and consulting reports. His most notable books are: "The Ten Assumptions of Science," which opposes the foundations of science and religion, "The Scientific Worldview," which proclaims the universal mechanism of evolution as the key to understanding the universe, and "Infinite Universe Theory," as the ultimate replacement for the Big Bang Theory. Borchardt is the Director of the Progressive Science Institute in Berkeley California.Religious Roots of Relativity shows that, unlike other scientific theories, relativity is founded on religious assumptions. Glenn Borchardt, author of The Ten Assumptions of Science, elaborates on the opposing indeterministic assumptions to present "The Ten Assumptions of Religion" as the framework for this new book. Each fundamental religious assumption is shown to have much in common with the fundamental assumptions Einstein subconsciously used in devising Special and General Relativity Theory. One theme runs through the entire book: Einstein's erroneous assumption that space was perfectly empty. That was critical for his popular Untired Light Theory, as it has been for popular biblical creation stories, and for popular Big Bang Theory. There is no evidence, however, for perfectly empty space; it is only an idealization akin to the dreams and imaginings of religion. It cannot possibly exist. Nonexistence, nothingness, therefore is impossible. The universe exists everywhere and for all time. Without relativity and its foundation in religion, the book predicts Big Bang Theory will be victim to the Last Cosmological Revolution: Infinite Universe Theory. This is the book for you if you have wondered why relativity has remained lucrative and popular despite its weird paradoxes, contradictions, and interpretations. This is the book showing the intimate, necessary connection between relativity and religion, which has led to relativity's longevity and indubitable veracity among those who still hold fast to religious assumptions. "Wow! I finished reading your book in one day! I just couldn't stop scrolling the pages. It was an enjoyable read and very well written. You have a great writing style that is easy to read. Nice final sentence too." -Bill Howell"Borchardt's new book is ultimately a fast read, because (like all his books) once you start reading it, you can't put it down. And, literally, you can't put it down physically, and you can't put it down argumentatively. Some may disagree with it. But that would only reveal the indeterminist within. Borchardt ends his masterpiece with a look forward to the inevitable paradigm shift, and how mankind will be better off for it." -Fred Frees"Glenn Borchardt's book "Religious Roots of Relativity" is not just about relativity and religion, it's not only about physics, it's much more, about science which is under a siege by everything what is not science. If I had to review Borchardt's book: "Religious Roots of Relativity" in only once sentence, I would say: We need more books like this one!" -Rudolf Vrnoga"Impressive piece of work! Very much in line with Collingwood and my essay on the subject. I had never realized these assumptions were of religious origin, though, besides the priest's obvious motivations." -Pierre BerriganGlenn Borchardt's book uses the hammer of Infinity to explain and destroy the junk theories that plague 'Official' physics today. This is a book that should be used in college courses, to give students a basic understanding of how physics is done. Physics has 'gone off the rails' for a century and it is books like Borchardt's that will return physics from its current unscientific and anti-materialist base and back on to a scientific and materialist road." -Mike Gimbel

The Science Delusion

In this book, Dr Rupert Sheldrake, one of the world's most innovative scientists, shows that science is being constricted by assumptions that have hardened into dogmas.

The Science Delusion

Author: Rupert Sheldrake

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444727958

Page: 400

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The science delusion is the belief that science already understands the nature of reality. The fundamental questions are answered, leaving only the details to be filled in. In this book, Dr Rupert Sheldrake, one of the world's most innovative scientists, shows that science is being constricted by assumptions that have hardened into dogmas. The sciences would be better off without them: freer, more interesting, and more fun. According to the dogmas of science, all reality is material or physical. The world is a machine, made up of dead matter. Nature is purposeless. Consciousness is nothing but the physical activity of the brain. Free will is an illusion. God exists only as an idea in human minds, imprisoned within our skulls. But should science be a belief-system, or a method of enquiry? Sheldrake shows that the materialist ideology is moribund; under its sway, increasingly expensive research is reaping diminishing returns. In the skeptical spirit of true science, Sheldrake turns the ten fundamental dogmas of materialism into exciting questions, and shows how all of them open up startling new possibilities.The Science Delusion will radically change your view of what is possible. and give you new hope for the world.

Political Science Research Methods

To answer these questions, we turn to the ten classic assumptions of linear regression models. CHAPTER OBJECTIVES 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 14.6 14.7 The ...

Political Science Research Methods

Author: Janet Buttolph Johnson

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1544358016

Page: 400

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Understand the “how” and the “why” behind research in political science. Political Science Research Methods by Janet Buttolph Johnson, H. T. Reynolds, and Jason D. Mycoff helps you to understand the logic behind research design by guiding you through a step-by-step process that explains when and why a researcher would pursue different kinds of methods. The highly anticipated Ninth Edition of this trusted resource provides more international examples, an increased focus on the role ethics play in the research process, increased attention to qualitative research methods, and expanded coverage on the role of the internet in research and analysis.

The Trust Frequency

This is a visionary, uplifting synthesis of indigenous wisdom, quantum science, Eastern and Western mysticism and plain common sense.

The Trust Frequency

Author: Andrew Cameron Bailey

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780988754751

Page: 358

View: 483

This is a visionary, uplifting synthesis of indigenous wisdom, quantum science, Eastern and Western mysticism and plain common sense. A practical self-help, personal-development guide through the next phase of our evolution. Accessing "The Trust Frequency" triggers a powerful upgrade to our individual and collective operating system and Reality.

Science Set Free

In Science Set Free (originally published to acclaim in the UK as The Science Delusion), Dr. Rupert Sheldrake, one of the world's most innovative scientists, shows the ways in which science is being constricted by assumptions that have, ...

Science Set Free

Author: Rupert Sheldrake

Publisher: Deepak Chopra

ISBN: 0770436714

Page: 400

View: 249

The bestselling author of Dogs That Know When Their Owners Are Coming Home offers an intriguing new assessment of modern day science that will radically change the way we view what is possible. In Science Set Free (originally published to acclaim in the UK as The Science Delusion), Dr. Rupert Sheldrake, one of the world's most innovative scientists, shows the ways in which science is being constricted by assumptions that have, over the years, hardened into dogmas. Such dogmas are not only limiting, but dangerous for the future of humanity. According to these principles, all of reality is material or physical; the world is a machine, made up of inanimate matter; nature is purposeless; consciousness is nothing but the physical activity of the brain; free will is an illusion; God exists only as an idea in human minds, imprisoned within our skulls. But should science be a belief-system, or a method of enquiry? Sheldrake shows that the materialist ideology is moribund; under its sway, increasingly expensive research is reaping diminishing returns while societies around the world are paying the price. In the skeptical spirit of true science, Sheldrake turns the ten fundamental dogmas of materialism into exciting questions, and shows how all of them open up startling new possibilities for discovery. Science Set Free will radically change your view of what is real and what is possible.

Ten Lectures on Cognitive Linguistics as an Empirical Science

As cognitive linguists, we should avoid making any a priori assumptions and endeavor whenever possible instead to explain linguistic phenomena in terms of ...

Ten Lectures on Cognitive Linguistics as an Empirical Science

Author: Laura A. Janda

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004363513

Page: 340

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Ten Lectures on Cognitive Linguistics as an Empirical Science details the relationship between form and meaning in language, especially at the systematic level of morphology as evidenced in Slavic languages.

The Social Dimensions of Science

The ten essays in this volume examine the historical origins of this new emphasis on the social dimensions of science, which has its roots in Thomas Kuhn's claim that The choice between competing paradigms proves to be a choice between ...

The Social Dimensions of Science

Author: Ernan McMullin

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 299

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In recent decades, it has been argued that the social dimensions of science are more nearly constitutive of science, both as activity and as product. The ten essays in this volume examine the historical origins of this new emphasis on the social dimensions of science, which has its roots in Thomas Kuhn's claim that The choice between competing paradigms proves to be a choice between incompatible modes of community life.

The Assumptions Behind the Theory of Evolution

Why We Are Taught Assumptions As Codified Facts of Science Dave A. Schoch. ten thousand years. In the ten thousand and first year a member of our population ...

The Assumptions Behind the Theory of Evolution

Author: Dave A. Schoch

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 145670009X

Page: 476

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The foundation of evolutionary theory consists solidly of numerous unwarranted and illegitimate assumptions, many of which are antagonistic to the facts of nature. These assumptions are taught to the public as codified facts of science, when they exist only as "what if's." The author addresses these issues as well as the philosophical roots of this scientific movement that push the theory along, keeping it "alive" by less than scientific means. He exposes the farce that a false philosophy - not science - keeps alive. Most of the arguments for Intelligent Design are covered as well as many more ID doesn't cover. The author also covers various "games" that evolutionary theorists like to play in their efforts to make evolutionary theory seem scientific. He covers "equivocation" (switching the meanings of words around to fit one's means to an end), especially the four different meanings of the word "evolution" utilized by evolutionists to confuse the issue. Before long, anyone caught up into a debate with an evolutionist must concede because of these perfidious tactics. According to one scientist, this is an "excellent book...It promises to be a very important book in this area (referring to the creation vs. evolution controversy)." Dr. Jerry Bergman, M.S., Ph.D., M.P.H., M.A., M.S.B.S.

The Science of Public Policy Policy analysis II

More strongly , while the assumptions falling in the upper right - hand quadrant are important , the ones falling in the lower righthand quadrant are the ...

The Science of Public Policy  Policy analysis II

Author: Tadao Miyakawa

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415195980

Page: 1976

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This set offers a comprehensive collection of papers on this significant discipline. Published in two parts with new introductions to the individual volumes by the editor, this is an invaluable tool for any researcher in this area.

All the Wonder that Would Be

The intention in this book is to consider some of these bygone forecasts made by SF and to use this as a prism through which to view current developments in science and technology.

All the Wonder that Would Be

Author: Stephen Webb

Publisher:

ISBN: 9783319517605

Page: 344

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Early Science Education Goals and Process Related Quality Criteria for Science Teaching

Overview of the ten quality criteria for science teaching 1) Make nature ... and to differentiate between questions, assumptions, assertions, ...

Early Science Education     Goals and Process Related Quality Criteria for Science Teaching

Author: "Haus der kleinen Forscher" Foundation

Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich

ISBN: 384741190X

Page: 267

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Scientific contributions authored by distinguished experts from the field of early education are published periodically within the framework of the series Scientific Studies on the Work of the “Haus der kleinen Forscher” Foundation. This publication series serves to foster informed dialogue between the Foundation, scientists, and practitioners with the aim of giving all early childhood education and care centres, after-school centres, and primary schools in Germany scientifically sound support in fulfilling their early education mandate. This fifth volume in the series focuses on goals of science education at the level of the children, the early childhood professionals, and the pedagogical staff at after-school centres and primary schools, and on process-related quality criteria for science teaching at pre-primary and primary level. In their expert reports, Yvonne Anders, Ilonca Hardy, Sabina Pauen, Beate Sodian, and Mirjam Steffensky specify pedagogical content dimensions of the goals of early science education at pre-primary and primary school age. In addition to theoretically underpinning these goals, the authors present instruments for their assessment. In his expert report, Jörg Ramseger formulates ten quality criteria for science teaching. Early childhood professionals and pedagogical staff at after-school centres and primary schools can draw on these process-related criteria when planning lessons and conducting self-evaluations of science learning opportunities at pre-primary and primary level. The concluding chapter of the volume describes the implementation of these expert recommendations in the substantive offerings of, and the accompanying research on, the “Haus der kleinen Forscher“ Foundation.

The Ten Commandments

Scientific theories are based on both observations of the natural world and assumptions about the natural world . They are always subject to change in view ...

The Ten Commandments

Author: Joseph P. Hester

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786414192

Page: 285

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Examines issues surrounding the place of the Ten Commandments in American society and their application in secular law, covering such issues as the separation of church and state, capital punishment, and prayer in public schools.

Value Free Science

TEN CONTEXTUALIST MORALS AND SCIENCE ... on both sides of the issues rest on untenable assumptions about traditional epistemology as a coherent enterprise.

Value Free Science

Author: Harold Kincaid

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190294795

Page: 256

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It has long been thought that science is our best hope for realizing objective knowledge, but that, to deliver on this promise, it must be value free. Things are not so simple, however, as recent work in science studies makes clear. The contributors to this volume investigate where and how values are involved in science, and examine the implications of this involvement for ideals of objectivity.

Quantitative Methods in Social Science Research

According to traditional statistical theory, where even one of these five assumptions is not valid the t-test should not be used as it is liable to give ...

Quantitative Methods in Social Science Research

Author: Stephen Gorard

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441144765

Page: 272

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This clever scheme builds on Gorard's previous book, Quantitative Methods in Educational Research. He has revised the original book in the light of experience and feedback, and has reworked it so that it includes more social science examples. Four chapters are entirely new.

Science Libraries in the Self Service Age

Top ten assumptions for the future of academic libraries and librarians: a report from the ACRL research committee, Association of College and Research ...

Science Libraries in the Self Service Age

Author: Alvin Hutchinson

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: 0081020341

Page: 160

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Science Libraries in the Self Service Age: Developing New Services, Targeting New Users suggests ways in which libraries can remain relevant to their institution. This book describes the myriad of new services and user communities which science librarians have recently incorporated into their routines. Where applicable, the book focuses on both researcher needs and the simple economics that emphasize the need for new service development. Science librarians will have to adapt to changing behaviors and needs if they want to remain a part of their organization’s future. As this trend has hastened science librarians to develop new services, many of them aimed at audiences or user groups which had not typically used the library, this book provides timely tactics on which to build a cohesive plan. Provides a list of practical, targeted services which science librarians can implement Presents unified topics previously only dealt with separately (data management services, scholarly communication, digital preservation, etc.) Considers economic and resource issues in developing new services Written by an experienced librarian at a global institution