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The entire traditions of science are born from the inherent doctrines of science, whether they are identified or not. These doctrines over time then predetermine how we understand and apply science. So, today’s science has its number of doctrines that guide how we make scientific theories.
It is for the concern of how scientific theories constitute the body of our scientific knowledge of the universe that I have decided to write this article. This article comes as a result of my concern for how far science has deviated from the true path of scientific knowledge.
Today’s science is no longer appealing even at a glance. The complexity of modern physics is of great concern to me, and all the more because it does not reveal the way of the cosmos to us despite its complexity, which has only further clouded the way to the fundamental theory.
So, in this article, I want to state the three doctrines of the cosmos that will serve as a guide for us in this post-modern era of physics, so that we will never deviate again from the path of true science like we have done in the modern era of physics.
These three doctrines underlie how I present post-modern physics in this blog. They should already be obvious to you, but if it is otherwise, I still want to show you in this article what the three doctrines of the cosmos are.
So, let’s begin!
The First Doctrine
The first doctrine of the cosmos is that it is metaphysical. In most of my articles, the term metaphysical takes its obvious meaning as that which is beyond the physical. This is so true, but the important question is, how does the metaphysical feature in physics?The first doctrine of the cosmos is that it is metaphysical. Click To Tweet
The metaphysical comes into physics because of the true existence of space and time beyond what meter sticks and clocks tell us. So, beyond the mechanistic operations of meter sticks and clocks lie the non-mechanistic operations of true space and time.
It is in probing the metaphysical nature of space and time that we encounter new insights about other entities of physics, such as light, gravity, force, momentum, etc. that together make up for the new understanding of the nature of being and any deeper essence of the universe.
You may not realized how important it is for us to take note of this first doctrine until you understand post-modern physics and come to realize how complex and void of true scientific knowledge modern physics has become because of its insistence on the physicality of the universe. This modern doctrine can no longer continue.
The first doctrine goes against our common belief in the physical universe. In this post-modern era of science, the universe is no longer a physical place, but a metaphysical place.
The spiritual world is coming down to us, so we must brace ourselves for the impact it is going to have on the structures of our current but passing away physical world. In post-modern physics, we will insist on the metaphysicality of the universe against the physicality stance we have held in modern physics.
This first doctrine is important when we want to probe and rectify any error in the epistemological foundation of science. The edifice of scientific knowledge which we have built so far falls at the rise of the new scientific knowledge that now accompanies true metaphysics.
A lot of errors in modern physics are because we do not adhere to the metaphysical nature of the cosmos. I have said it before that all the quantities or objects of physics have their metaphysical interpretations which furnish us with the true understanding of the universe. Quantities such as mass, force, momentum, energy etc. all apply within the boundaries of metaphysics.
It is important that we understand this. So, the first doctrine does not do away with our scientific quest to understand the universe, rather it re-establishes it on a surer path than before. The former doctrine which upholds that the universe is physical did not provide us with the unified understanding of the cosmos, rather it complicated things and hindered the way to the holy grail of physics.
The Second Doctrine
The important and regrettable result of the insistence on the physicality of the universe is the complex theories we now have in modern physics today. But the important and non-regrettable result of the metaphysicality of the universe is the simplicity of the emerging theories of post-modern physics.
You must realize this important connection between complexity and the physical, and that between simplicity and the metaphysical. The universe is simple and this is the second doctrine. We will no longer accept any scientific theory that does not reflect this simplicity.The second doctrine of the cosmos is that it is simple.Click To Tweet
The cosmos is simple, any perceived complexity is only an apparent manifestation and not reality. So, we must now believe that our mathematical descriptions of the universe can maintain and not distort this simplicity. This doctrine must now become inherent in this post-modern era of physics.
We must now depart from the complex and erroneous path modern physics has set us since the advent of general relativity. Classical physics held the simplicity of the universe, the universe only became complex after general relativity. That theory destroyed the doctrine of the simplicity of the universe which is now being restored to physics.
Also, while classical physics was simple, it wasn’t metaphysical, and for this reason, it had serious challenges confronting the conceptual problems of physics that arose in the late 19th century. That’s is why post-modern physics in its basic forms is simply classical physics infused with metaphysical contents.
Furthermore, the elitism that the complexity of physics has produced must be abated as the post-modern knowledge of the universe becomes simple and universal. Our ethical conducts and inclinations to science should allow the newfound simplicity of the cosmos to permeate them.
The Third Doctrine
The ethical and official transformations that accompany the new science and the true knowledge of the universe are what lead to the third doctrine of this post-modern era. And the third doctrine of the cosmos is that knowledge rebirths.The third doctrine of the cosmos is that knowledge rebirths.Click To Tweet
The third doctrine is more important because of the more elevated status science now occupies in this post-modern era of physics. The true scientific knowledge of the universe is apt for all the facets of human society.
This even goes to the soul transformation the post-modern scientist experiences in post-modern physics which is founded on the metaphysical understanding of the cosmos. So, the assertion that knowledge rebirths refers to the transformative power of scientific knowledge based on the true metaphysical nature of the cosmos.
In this post-modern era, science will not just be seen as an aspect of knowledge that serves us with useful technologies, but as the most pivotal aspect of knowledge that shows us how to lead our lives and relate with the cosmos in a pure and more natural way.
Knowledge rebirths, and as we engage the new science and ascend to the inner teachings of the universe, we will be internally transformed to reflect and harmonize with the inner workings of the cosmos. All these will be natural whether we are conscious of the third doctrine or not.
This soul transformation that comes with scientific knowledge is the first inner transformation that will lead to the outer transformation of the world. “As within, so without.”
The new absolute science of this post-modern era is unlike the relative science of the classical and modern era which were mainly based on external transformations of our world without any spiritual implication for man. This true knowledge of the cosmos will provoke an inner transformation which will have tremendous implications for our spiritual well-being.
The new science is man centred and this man centredness will be the origin of the rebirth. Man becomes rebirthed not by fulfilling any religious obligation, but by the acquisition of true scientific knowledge. Knowledge is what rebirths, knowledge is what initiates the first transformation.
So, the third doctrine represents the direct and noble impart scientific knowledge can have on man as he pursues his quest to understand all things and mysteries.
Now, let’s summarize this article by a crucial discussion.
Like I said at the beginning of this article, the three doctrines of the cosmos come as a result of our deviation from the path of scientific truth. These three doctrines come to restore us back to the true, inerrant path of knowledge.
They will serve as constant reminder to us of how to go about theoreticizing about the cosmos. They will guide the new scientific tradition.
Also, without this article stating them, they will eventually make up the doctrines of post-modern physics. As time moves on, they will become inherent in the way we do science, and we will eventually believe in the metaphysical universe that is simple and which its knowledge rebirths.
Until next time.
– M. V. Echa