shift in science:
There is no living matter! It is not the matter which lives.
In the last decades science and technology
have deeply penetrated into the area of living nature. Thereby the
same mechanistic thinking and the same materialistic method that
had been so successful in scientific research in the inanimate area
of physics were used. This thinking and this method however principally
can only recognize the created being, but not the creative living
itself (in this text "the living" means the realm of vital and vitally
forming forces). For this purpose a complete different way of scientific
research is necessary. Such a new scientific method can be based
on the presently increasing awareness of vital power and vital processes.
Beyond science this could also lead to an organic thinking and acting.
Empathy and inner
imitation as a scientific methodology to recognize living nature
The living as a process cannot scientifically
be seized by measurements and terms. It can only be experienced
by an internal process of the researcher: empathy and inner imitation
understood as an artistic perception can lead to an intuitive knowledge
of the living, with far reaching effects for our relationship with
nature and our interacting in social life.
In the book, which you can find on the
right side of this page, some historical ways of perceiving and
recognizing the living are shown. Besides this it is explored if
quantum physics and the theory of the morphogenetic fields can help
to understand the living. Unfortunately this book is only available
in German. Anyhow, two extracts from the book, which were published
as articles in a German magazine, can be read in English. The first
article addresses the same subject as the book in a shortened way
(see living nature in the upper
menu bar), the second compares Sheldrakes morphogenetic fields with
Aristotle’s concept of an animating soul (see morphogenetic
field in the upper menu bar).
An article, which compares the
concepts of Goethe an Sheldrake was already published in 2001 (see
article 2001 in the upper menu