Cosmos and Transcendence: Breaking Through the Barrier of Scientific Belief
The author of this document is a well-known physicist, mathematician and philosopher of science, and in this work presents a personal criticism of the scientific view of the world based on the key distinction between scientific fact and scientific faith. Clearly and elegantly, he shows how the majority of affirmations made in the name of science are not in fact scientific facts, but are really scientific speculations without any hard evidence to back them up. He shows step-by-step that the modern world from an intellectual standpoint is not based on anything more solid that a syndrome of prometeic myths. This work is divided into seven dense chapters devoted to: the concept of the physical universe; the Cartesian dilemma; lost horizons; evolution: facts and fantasy; the ego and the beast; the deification of the unconsciousness; and a retrospective vision of progress.
Smith, Wolfgang. Cosmos and Transcendence: Breaking Through the Barrier of Scientific Belief. Peru; Illinois [EUA]: Sherwood Sugden & Company Publishers, 1984. 168 pp. ISBN: 0-89385-028-4.