The Science and the Spirituality. How do they relate?
That was a Ms/Mrs madhusmita who posted a question at Systems Thinking world group on LinkedIn.com:
Can we relate Science and Spiritualism?
Here is my answer this question.
I am sure they both can quite relate, and the cause is simple: these grow from the single root, and this root is human mentality, with all its dignities and imperfection. In other words, I may say: there is nothing in Spiritualism what earlier would not be in the Reason.
Just that mental imperfectness to have strong evolutionary ground has predefined such their division on the principle of juxtaposing ("alongside-posing") in human consciousness of many people, even highly educated.
It would be of interest and maybe even convincing to give examples of similar mental work of the imperfect human reason to be of finite complexity and co-living with inherited emotional reactions and instincts. Here they are:
-The very simple of them is notion of infinity. (At that: I remember that in 1940s any USSR Northern folk count so: "one, two, three, much". All more that 3 was "much"). Yes, we are modern people, we distinguish Finite and Infinite (=Very-very much).
-Mind are used opposes to Heart, and the last even estimated higher. E.g., after Vauvenargue: "Just the heart prompts us the highest thoughts". To my opinion the nearest was Friedrich Schiller who counted: "Enlightened reason ennobles the senses. The head must teach the heart".
-There are one along-posing more. I mean that evolutionary creature, i.e. Human being, on one hand, and mind-made gods begot by his consciousness, on another. (Look at please ad hoc Coauthoring with Voltaire).
- Science and Spirituality, as you may see after the said, are exemplifying the same. The science deals with repeated events and needs new experiments to confirm results got. Spiritual events are rare, personally unique and the science can not cope with this uniqueness of objects and events. But this does not hinder for the science and the spirituality to grow from the same common root, i.e. from the reason.